Warm regards, – 25 may 2017
Jubal: (joo'-bal) A Jack Russell terrier, a Western film, a one hitter in Florida, a Confederate General, a son of Lamech, and a band.
Jubal is the Indie-Folk act originally comprised of Taylor Kress & Bonnie Simmons based in Knoxville, Tennessee. With two voices and a guitar, Jubal works with simplicity to create an intricate and emotional sound.
Taylor and Bonnie both grew up in the Knoxville area and experimented with musical flavors throughout their youth. Bonnie, with a deep-seeded exposure to old-time, gospel, blues, and traditional folk of the region, and Taylor with an innate love for history, lyricism, and alternative sounds. Jubal showcases their contrasting influences and backgrounds with strong harmonies and varying writing styles. Their voices joined for the first time on 89.9 WDVX's Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, Tennessee, and their musical chemistry was obvious right from the start.
Their debut album, Bloodroot, was released in August 2015. The self-recorded album was tracked in a late 18th century cabin. It showcases their stripped-down, simplistic side and highlights their rich harmonies and songwriting style.
Jubal’s sophomore album Warm Regards, was released May 25th, 2017 and was recorded in Austin, TX. The record kept true to their simple beginnings, but with the production done by Sam Simmons of NÄM it displays their transition into a fuller and more complex sound.
As of 2018, Jubal consists of additional members: Matt Nelson (bass), Luke Bowers (drums), and Jake Smith (guitar).