This is the debut album for "the punk grass bad ass" Jhon Bellizia
The Sir Jhon album uses the banjo and/or acoustic guitar as the foundation for each song. From there the production varies drastically. Some tracks call on fuzzed out synthesizers and saxophones while others use a violin or mandolin to complete the mood of the tune. Idiosyncratic lyrics are sometimes quirky and humorous, sometimes insightful or thought provoking. The clarinet, drum set, tongue drum, djembe, cabasa, snake charmer flute, saxophone, synthesizers, electric guitar, flute, violin, mandolin, bass, upright bass, and additional vocalists all appear on different tracks with different feels, yet the album congeals into a unified piece of art.
This album was recorded live at the Drive-In, Sacramento, California. The band performed until sunset and then the movies began. This is a great representation of what the band sounds like live, it captures the energy this group brings to a show.
This is all acoustic music featuring guitar, banjo, and vocals with a little percussion and a dash of horns. Written and performed in an original way that is uniquely Abandon Theory.