Jack Kerowax arose out of friendships, collaborations and rehearsals in northeastern Texas. Looking for sidemen to perform on what he intended to be a full-length solo album, Johnny Beauford began playing with local musicians Garrett Padgett (Deadmoon Choir & Bravo, Max!), Nathan Adamson (The Hazardous Dukes) and Chase McMillan (Goodnight Ned). A weekly residency at a Dallas-area cafe gave the guys time to develop out a warm, fuzzed-out blend of Americana arrangements and pop hooks.
Do-it-yourself is not a new idea to the family of Jacob Furr. Born and raised down the street from his grandfather’s machine shop in Fort Worth, Texas, Furr’s heritage is one of work that sweats through blue collars and hardens hands. His songs are crafted as precision pieces to expose and explore personal struggles and triumphs of love.
Building on the blueprints of the folk-rock legends of the 60’s and 70’s like Tom Petty, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Fogelburg, and Nick Drake, with a modern sonic twist, each song is an honest telling of story or emotion, with an integrity of structure and usefulness of line. Furr continually tours the United States, has won regional songwriting competitions (Bluelight Live Fall Singer Songwriter Competition 2014) and opened for artists such as Shovels & Rope, David Ramirez, Evan Felker (Turnpike Troubadors), Hayes Carll, These United States, and Elliot Brood.