Let’s climb together the ancient tomb site there that overlooks the best, majestic lake in Japan.
And let’s have a party together!
This is what I want to do with everyone at the Simane Jet Festival, my rock’n’roll project since 2017.
In the midst of the world pandemic, I can’t stop thinking about ways to keep this festival going.
Especially now, when music, bands, live music venues and festivals are in dire straits.
One thing I’m proud of is my history of touring the world for the past 25+ years.
This gave me an idea of getting together all my favorite bands from all over the world, at my virtual web festival this year.
It could be one mess of a festival, but hey, that is what I’ve been after all my life.
I need your help to make this virtual festival wildest ever during this pandemic.
I am working on getting together some of the best rock’n’roll lineup from around the world the web festival can seek.
To top it off, Guitar Wolf plans to broadcast live from my hometown’s ancient tomb site. I guarantee you will be blown away, as you’ve never seen anything like it before.
Please consider making a contribution for our festival to take place on Sept 26, 2020. Love you all, and stay healthy wherever you are.
The Robert Kennedy Assassination – Resist!
Music: E. Floyd / BT Jones
Produced: Brian Bilsky / Andrew Cushen / Robert Kennedy
Recorded: Soul Rebel Studio East by Brian Bilsky
Voice: Robert Kennedy
Guitars / Organ / Backing Vocal: Andrew Cushen
Guitar: Jack Martin
Bass: Kai Eric
Drums: Eric Blitz
Backing Vocals: Anne Husick
“Our Short Film GANAPATAYE is an official selection for the Global Nonviolent Film Festival! More info soon
Global Nonviolent Film Festival | The Most Important & Renown Nonviolent Film Festival in the World” – Laboratory of the Self
nb. The film festival runs from 24 September 2020 to 4 October 2020.
Direction & Cinematography: Elizabeth Rossa
Produced: Laboratory of the Self
Starring: Lekha & Saara Wood with Lucia Ribisi
Film Editing: Johnny Rossa
Music Producer: Judah Bauer
Original Music: Johnny Rossa / Meredith Meyer / Elizabeth Rossa
“Its a long way from Auckland to Woodstock but that didn’t stop The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda from chatting with three of the members of The Bobby Lees as they hit the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The band talks about their new album, Skin Suit and working with Jon Spencer, who produced the record.”
“Sam Quartin, singer/guitarist for Woodstock, New York-based band The Bobby Lees, laughs as she recalls how she almost blew the chance for her band to work with Jon Spencer (of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Pussy Galore fame). “He emailed us randomly and asked us to open for him when he was playing up in Hudson, New York. I had never even heard of Jon Spencer before. I didn’t know who he was! I was like, ‘Sorry, we’re busy.’ Then I looked him up and I was like, ‘Holy shit!’”
There really was a scheduling conflict – bass player Kendall Wind had her high school graduation ceremony on the proposed night. But once Quartin and her bandmates realized Spencer’s status, they knew even that momentous occasion couldn’t stand in the way of this opportunity. “I wrote him back: ‘Actually…we can do it,’” Quartin says wryly. “So Kendall just rushed from graduation and we did it.””
“The Bobby Lees’ new record Skin Suit was produced by punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released 17 July via Alive Naturalsound Records. Orange-colored vinyl is also available. In advance of the record, the group have released “Wendy”, a weird, energetic slice of riot ‘n’ roll that has plenty of punk attitude. Did it crawl from the gutter? The garage? It doesn’t matter because it’s a full-on assault that will have you hitting the repeat button faster than a Western gunslinger reaches for his piece in the heat of battle.
Bobby Lees’ frontwoman Sam Quartin says, “This song is about a really cool old lady I knew named Wendy. I used to give her rides around town because she was disabled and couldn’t drive, but she had a great spirit and loved rock and roll, so I wanted to make a song for her.”- PopMatters.com
* “Fear not, loyal reader. Rock isn’t dead. It is alive and well in the capable hands of The Bobby Lees. In fact, the next time you hear that rock is dead, you should present this album as evidence to the contrary. Every one of the 13 songs on this album is an absolute pounder. Even if you’ve never seen the band live, you get the idea that their live shows must be amazing considering the energy they put into recording.” – glidemagazine.com
* “The Bobby Lees’ SKIN SUIT is oozing with sex, sweat, and joyful abandon. It’s a raucous ride from beginning to end. Cover to cover, this thing’s got you by the short hairs.” – POPMATTERS
* “The Bobby Lees are a very young band from Woodstock NY and they play the garage punk blues with real fire and wild animal energy like they can hardly stop themselves.” – ECHOES & DUST
* “Skin Suit is a raucous ride from beginning to end. Cover to cover, this thing’s got you by the short hairs. Quartin is the star and a light that you can’t seem to blink out, but the whole band is a well-oiled and furious blues-punk machine.” – HITMUSIC.TV
* “The Bobby Lees are a rambunctious, sometimes ramshackle, reminder of what rock and roll is all about.” – PENNYBLACKMUSIC
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“The Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock NY. Their new record “Skin Suit” is produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion, and mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling.
In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2020.
“The Bobby Lees Are The Giant Green Cyclops of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – BTRtoday”
“Initially released in 2019 through Backbeat Books, the audiobook version doesn’t regurgitate word for word a homogeneous, monotonic narrative that bores one to tears. To write a book about Charlie Watts means you have to make an audiobook with the same swagger and finesse Watts has played with for five decades, and Edison knows this. To do this, Edison recruits engineer extraordinaire, Jesse Cannon, to co-produce and engineer the feat and enlists notable rock n’ roll journeymen Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), Mickey Finn (Boss Hog), and Pete Zaremba (The Fleshtones) to provide the soundtrack to Edison’s storytelling of the Rolling Stones icon. Edison shares his thoughts on the undertaking below.”
“Este 5 de #junio lanzaremos una version digital extendida con toda la sesion de nuestro disco #tostado , el cual cumple 10 años de grabación y lanzamiento , estaremos subiendo fotos y material inédito de este disco que nos llevo a grabar con Jon spencer y Matt verta-ray en el increíble estudio de Ny hed , fue un disco que nos abrió muchas puertas y nos llevo a tocar en lugares en los que nunca pensamos estar. Esten atentos !! Cuídense unos a otros.” – instagram.com/losperrosky/