Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Not only does Julea Thomerson front the incredible group Julea and her Dear Johns, but she also hosts her own radio show, Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves, on WMLB AM 1690 here in Atlanta.
About the show (taken from http://1690wmlb.com/programs/dsdc/): "Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves brings you the weird, wild, and wonderful side of country western music, rock ‘n roll, rhythm & blues, and a little bit of soul. Hosted by Julea Thomerson, an avid record collector and leader of Julea and Her Dear Johns, spins hillbilly, classic country-western and rockabilly but don’t be surprised to hear some prewar Piedmont blues, vintage R&B, popcorn, northern soul, and some old fashioned rock ’n’ roll from the artists who never topped the charts but were all hits in our book."
You can hear past episodes by clicking the above links.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Second Stomp featuring The Mutations (TN), Julea & Her Dear Johns, and Bruce Joyner and Atomic Clock
Don't expect a repeat of the first stomp, this show will serve as the after party to the Atlanta Food Truck Surf Fest and features all vocal groups.
Knoxville, Tennessee's The Mutations play primarily vocal surf evocative of the Beach Boys, albeit with more garage rock leanings.
Julea Thomerson is a hillbilly Siren with pipes for days and a vast knowledge of roots music. If that weren't enough, her band the Dear Johns are comprised of "a cast of formidable players, all veterans of Atlanta's roots music scene" (James Kelly, Creative Loafing) and at the top of their game.
Bruce Joyner (best known for his work with 80's SoCal punk legends The Unknowns) and Atomic Clock play raucous psychedelic garage punk.