J Stephens Album Release Party!

“There’s no amount of money worth the time it cost to make it.” This is the idea that lead J.Stephens (Jonathan Stephens) to walk away from his salary paid, 65 hour work week in exchange for some guitars, a couple of harmonicas and a suitcase kick drum. In January of 2018, J dove head first into the DIY hustle of an independent musician and has since been baptized in the blood, sweat and tears that come along with it, all the while cultivating his own unique sound. With a voice soaked in passion and sincerity, and songs that are anthems for those who toe the line between determination and desperation, J has settled into a sound that he describes as “Carolina Folkrock.” Two years, 1000’s of miles and a few hundred dive bars later, J is ready to release his debut full band album. With the southern grit of American Aquarium, the soulful timber of Hozier and a touch of One Republic's anthemic pop rock, "Stubborn Hearted Handbook" covers the highs and lows of being an DIY musician and is sure to inspire and encourage those that are unwilling to settle for anything less than their dreams. So make sure to join us on Thursday, Oct 29th. Not only has J rounded up some of your favorite Spartanburg musicians to play in his band, he’ll also be sharing the stage with local favorites The Abbey Elmore band and Jarret Forrester.
  • October 23, 2020
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