Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling.
In the midst of their second year of national touring, Jelly Bread has been tapped to perform opening duties for a vast array of artists from likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, G. Love & The Special Sauce, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Carolyn Wonderland, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Stooges Brass Band, Pimps of Joytime, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and performed on a bill featuring Bruce Hornsby and Railroad Earth. The band has appeared at premiere festivals to include Joshua Tree, Strawberry, and High Sierra Music Festivals. Summer of 2015 brings an extensive touring season that will deepen Jelly Bread’s mark on the national touring circuit with appearances at Rochester International Jazz Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Bluesapalooza, Some Kind of Jam Festival, Mad Tea Party Jam among many other national and regional yet to be announced.
Over the course of the 2013 summer, in between touring, Jelly Bread spent time recording at Imirage Sound Lab with Tom Gordon who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Collective Soul, Dr. Dre, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, among many others. After months of dedication, the band emerged with a their latest EP titled “Lessons Learned”. The band is in the working stages for an upcoming LP release in Summer/Fall 2015.
Cliff Porter – drums/vocals
Dave Berry – guitar/lap steel/vocals
Jeremy Hunt – bass/vocals
Eric Matlock – keys/B3 organ/vocals
‘NO DRESS CODE’ – Voted Best Album 2012: Reno News & Review – Best of Northern Nevada 2012 (Aug 09, 2012)
Tahoe’s Band of the Year 2012 – Lake Tahoe Action (Dec 6, 2012)