"If you saw the Kevin Costner film "The Postman," you may remember the tattered folk rock ensemble featured in that film. Jono Manson was the rag-tag front man on guitar, and also composed some of the music for the film. It has been too long since we've heard from Jono here at True Blue, but his newest release, "Summertime" let us know that he sure hasn't been idle since we saw him last. The truth is no moss will ever grow on this rolling stone, as he jumps back and forth across the big pond between US and European tours. With a devoted following in Italy, Jono continues to draw new fans to the fold wherever his travels take him. The new release features Jono's signature blend of folk, rock, blues and soul, with infectious grooves of "Jr. Walker Drove the Bus" and "Please Stop Playing That Didgeridoo," culminating in the almost hypnotic strains of the closer "Summertime's Almost Over". Jono Manson continues to deliver his own road-tested and proven brand of soulful roots music in this new collection. We hope to see Jono come our way soon for a live date!"
Ellis Kell - True Blue - Quad Cities
“Jono Manson serves up a rippling blend of blue-eyed soul, country-rock and funked up R&B.”
No Depression Magazine
“Jono Manson and his band cook up a saucy brew of blues and rock, as shaky vocals, guttering guitar riffs, and solid drumming combine to deliver a sharpened hook.”
“This veteran New York bar band manages to rise above the roots-rock riffraff offering an effective cure for the alternative rock blahs in the process.”
“The gravelly-voiced Manson attacks the high art of low-rent songcraft with a paid assassin’s precision.”
“Tough as nails rock ‘n’ roll and electricity-drenched rhythm and blues, all showcasing distinctive blue-soaked vocals. It’s a powerful, energetic and gutsy sound based on the very roots of American popular music.”
“Manson was such a key player in transforming a bunch of dingy clubs into havens for roots music that he is often referred to as the ‘Godfather of the scene”.
“One heck of a healthy concoction of country, blues and roots music. Listening to the music makes it easy to see how so many rockers fell under the spell of Manson’s genius.”