Posts tagged juniper green

Posted 2 years ago

Generate Radio interview with Juniper Green on ‘Wind Up The Month’ 7th February 2012 - Part 2 (have to upload in two parts due to Tumblr daily limit)

Posted 2 years ago

Generate Radio interview with Juniper Green on ‘Wind Up The Month’ 7th February 2012 - Part 1 (have to upload in two parts due to Tumblr daily limit)

Posted 2 years ago

JUNIPER GREEN ‘STORIES OF THE SEA’

Juniper Green is a village on the south west outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. Traditionally, its major industries were paper and snuff, and it celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2007 when the community supported many social and environmental improvement projects. Ooops, sorry, wrong article!

As far as this post is concerned, Juniper Green is an acoustic duo formed in early 2010 by Matt Sease and Luke (the Fro) Andrews. They moved to Richmond, Virginia, in August 2011, and their current focus is totally on their music and getting their songs heard. A band profile appeared in the last edition of ‘The Rocktologist’ (January 2012).

http://www.therocktologist.com/artist-profile-juniper-green.html

Based in Mathews County, a small town on the Chesapeake Bay, this acoustic duo is quickly becoming a known name in the Tidewater area. Much of their music is inspired by the scenic views of their hometown, and their music definitely reflects that; even to the extent of the title of their album, ‘Songs Of The Sea’.

Their mastery of acoustic guitars is expertly complimented by their crisp and clear vocal harmonies. There is a pleasing range of songs on the album with many memorable hooks and phrases. Although I believe that I regularly listen to a very wide range of music, preparing this review has made me question just how wide a range I actually listen to a lot as these ‘stories from the sea’ didn’t feel particularly familiar. I’m certainly glad that I did take the time to listen intently for a number of plays in order to get more into the sound. Matt and Luke seem to be extremely optimistic and grounded young men who have a refreshing and positive outlook on life. I sense an innocence about their lyrics and get the feeling that they have benefited from an upbringing that has managed to avoid some of the more harrowing challenges that other young people have to endure. I cannot hold that against them, different people draw their inspiration from different events and experiences and I certainly wouldn’t advocate that all aspiring artists had to endure hardships and abuse in order to perfect their craft. People will find their inspiration in many places; the most important thing is that others can take heart from the positive and hopeful messages that result. I believe in the theraputic value of music, be it as a performer or listener, and there are certainly times when lyrics about negativity and ‘angry riffs’ can be a release, I do find myself more often drawn back to positive and inspirational numbers, and this album contains a well-crafted raange of twelve such songs. If you feel like a mellow alternative to driving rock then I would strongly urge you to give Juniper Green a space in your life.

Full track listing:

1/ Stories Of The Sea

2/ Ten Feet Down

3/ Together We Swim

4/ More Than Stone

5/ Pepe Le Pew

6/ Ticking

7/ Russian Roulette

8/ Tiffany’s Songwriter

9/ Heartland

10/ Oceans

11/ Don’t Call Me Crazy

12/ Boy Ordinary







JuniperGreen was officially formed in early 2010 by Matt Sease and Luke (the Fro) Andrews. This acoustic duo plays songs similar to Dave Matthews Band, Carbon Leaf, and Counting Crows. With their recent move to richmond in August 2011, their focus is totally on their music and getting their songs heard.

When these friends began writing music together, they had no idea what they were getting into. What began as a musical hobby soon turned into a full-on obsession, and small, sporadic school shows were replaced by multiple gigs every weekend. By summer 2010, Juniper Green was playing all over Virginia. Based in Mathews County, a small town on the Chesapeake Bay, this acoustic duo is quickly becoming a known name in the Tidewater area. Much of their music is inspired by the scenic views of their hometown, and their music definitely reflects that. Much like themselves, their live performance is incredibly diverse, with high-energy acoustic songs as well as slower, soothing ones. Their lyrics leave you pondering. The music leaves you yearning for more. And their true fans will tell you that they feel like part of the band. Their fans say ” I AM JUNIPERGREEN”.