J.B. Hendricks was born, Bruce O. Hendricks II or a "Junior" to his dad. Now he is known simply as, Junior Bruce Hendricks, or JB Hendricks. He is the second to the youngest of his siblings: Rodney, Kevin, Greg, Bruce II, and Michelle.
Ideally, he would love to sign with a major label or a major independent label, but in the event that it doesn't happen, he will be working to ensure that his name gets recognized by hard work and extreme sacrifice.
EARLY LIFE EXPERIENCES
JB hails from Shreveport/Bossier City, LA. He started out singing at a young age sitting with his grandpa, Alton Waller and his beloved dad, Bruce O. Hendricks. His dad and grandpa would play their guitars in the living room down in Hub Mississippi (right outside of Columbia), while lil JB would sing and dance and rub on his Grandad's bald head. The soulful sounds that reverberated from that living room would make BB King say, umm umm umm. Down the street, in Hub, JB's grandmother "Lillie" had a small white church that sat up on a hill. The church was within walking distance so JB would go down and clean the pew's and sing in the church til he became hoarse.
JB's dad, "Bruce Sr." was also a military man who was stationed at Barksdale A.F.B. in Bossier City, LA, where he ultimately retired. JB joined the Air Force himself, and was sent back to Barksdale A.F.B. where he resides. As a matter of fact, JB lives within walking distance from his mom (Cora Russell Hendricks) who still lives in Bossier City. His mom grew up with and was really good friends with Blues and R and B greats such as: Johnny Taylor and David Ruffin. JB often talks about how he loves to sit down and listen to his mom's stories about "Ol J.T. and Dave" in and around Meridian, MS. If you understand where JB's parents come from, then you'll really understand why his sound is the way that it is. Basically, He is still just a little country boy at heart. That's just who the man is. He believes that a man loving a woman with all that he has, is critical in the man's spiritual growth. A man should do all that he can and let God take care of the rest. If you listened to his first two albums you see that very idea in many of his songs.
JB, THE RECORDING ARTIST
The "Baby Daddy" of Southern Soul: has performed with Calvin Richardson, Rue Davis, Wilson Meadows, T.K. Soul, Captain Jack Watson, L.J. Echols, Rue Davis, and Wilson Meadows to name a few.
The term, "Baby Daddy" of Southern Soul, is a vivid description of who JB has become. He was a single dad for several years. He remained steadfast in his son's life, like a rock in a Hurricane. He was a "real" dad to his baby. In Southern Soul, "Baby Daddy" refers to "his style and his love of southern soul music" being his "baby" and how Southern Soul music has become a permanent part of his life, just as a child to a dad. So he is its, "Baby Daddy".
He is a dynamic Southern Soul Recording Artist who has released two albums and the third album is to be released in March 2011, entitled, "Pimpin aint easy". JB is very humble and is always looking for friends and d.j.'s who are willing to spin his music. He believes that for any recording artist, that radio play is very difficult to get but once you get it, you got it. Unless your music isn't that good, then, "not so much".
JB's 3rd album "Pimpin Aint Easy" is special, not only for him, but most importantly for Southern Soul and Soul listeners. For those of you want a strong album that is top notch, you need to grab this c.d. J.B. has a unique style and is as brilliant a songwriter that there is out there. You can see his influences on much of his material: “Babyface, Isley Brothers, Johnny Taylor, Tyrone Davis, his father, and his mother.
Nationally: Distribution: Personally manufacturing and distributing through jbhendricks.com and soulbluesmusic.com.
This album: (just like Life After Love) shows how a producer/songwriter is supposed to behave. J.B. writes all of his lyrical content, records, mixes, and masters all of his music himself.
In the classroom, J.B. sports an associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Management.
JB'S DOWN TIME
Many days you can find J.B. just chillin in the studio or fishing down at Cypress or Cross Lakes. Not only that, but J.B. has been a single parent for much of his life. He has raised a young man by the name of Christian who is his pride and joy.
Trust us! If you’re riding around bumping JB Hendricks' music you’ll be proud of your purchase. His albums you can ride along and listen to without having to change c.d.’s. It is so good that in many ways he wishes he could offer a money back guarantee. Everytime he create a song, brace yourself. Chances are, if a song you hear on his album isn’t something that you’re going through, you know someone who is. It’s just that powerful! His first album, “Life After Love” is a shining example of class and dignity. Every album will be a unique entity.
He is J.B. Hendricks, the "Baby Daddy" of Southern Soul