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Get a Taste of ‘Homemade Jam’

May 23, 2018
Chad Turner - Staff Writer (cturner@tylerstarnews.com) , Tyler Star News

Despite just recording its first album, local band Homemade Jam had made waves as far away as Europe. The band consists of Thomas Gibson Gray (TG), drummer and captain of the ship; Bill McGiver, who plays bass and drives the beat home; Logan Crawford (Showgun Logan), master of sound tech and lighting engineer; and Tommy Gray, who bends the guitar strings to keep the rhythm going.

Notably, TG is credited with researching the studio, formats, and producing the band's first CD.

Homemade Jam has a variety of inspirations, including John Fogerty, Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, and even a little Johnny Cash. However, Homemade Jam feels its most influential voices are from local musicians Burl Markley, Carl Swartzmiller, Sonny Smith, Bill McGiver II, Jack Leasure II, Brian Scott, Mike Richeson and Mike Ramey. Homemade Jam also gives thanks to God, for the musical gift He has given them.

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From left are TG Gray, Bill McGiver, Tommy Gray, and Logan Crawford make up the band Homemade Jam.

Interestingly, there are two sides to Homemade Jam: the original version, more electric based. There is also the Special Blend, the acoustic side of Homemade Jam.

Homemade Jam is available to stream on Spotify and Apple music, and music is also available for purchase through Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, Hearnow.com, Apple Music, Spotify, at shows, or through band members. You may also check out some of the band's music at Homemadejam.hearnow.com, store.cdbaby.com/artist/Homemadejam, or on Facebook under Homemade Jam. The band would love to hear some feedback via Facebook.

Homemade Jam's debut was recorded at JSR (John Schwab Recording Studios) in Columbus, Ohio where the Chief Engineer was Colin Coffey. The CD took an entire day to record, and then it had to be mixed and mastered. The finished product is one that is sure to tickle listeners' eardrums.

Homemade Jam would like to thank Hometown Pizza, WRSG Knights Radio, and loyal fans. The band feels that the support has been overwhelming and would like the support to continue through show attendance.

Homemade Jam's next show is scheduled for June 16, located at the Sistersville's Elks Club.

 
 
 

 

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