"TJR combines the great elements of classic Rock n' Roll with sharp and humorous modern observations"................Amazon.com
At his live shows, TJR has become as well know for his radical re-workings of popular cover songs, as he has for his own irresistibly catchy original songs. The Vegas Weekly said "TJR Cooks like a Texas barbecue in the middle of July"! Live magazine called TJR. "The new Reverend of
TJR mixes his passion for roots and rock music to create his own blend of music that some have labeled as: Neo Classic Rock / Alternative Blues / and Rock Americana, and in concourance he received the nomination for Best Roots artists in the OC Music Awards.
His 3 CDs have received international airplay and strong reviews for both his songwriting and his virtuoso guitar playing. His latest CD "Another Roll Of The Dice" made the opening ballot for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rock Album for the 2009 Grammys.
Receiving notices for satirical songs like "Peace Love And Don't Trust MTV" and his mournful remake of the Outkast song "Hey Ya", TJR has found his own musical niche that has crossed over to fans Americana, Blues, Country, and Classic Rock.
As a performer TJR has show that he can easily able jump back and forth between doing shows with a big shows with a full band to intimate acoustic performances. In either format, TJR mixes passion for roots music with a modern instinct and a Rockin’ attitude.
As a session player TJR has worked with numerous artists ranging from Rock Icons like Neil Young to Acclaimed singer songwriters like Michael Ubaldini
TJR: Bringing Rock'n'Roll back to the people