Ft. Andy Hess (Bass) Eric Kalb (Drums), John Deley (Keys) and Jamie McLean (Guitar)
The Junco Partners features an all star line up of New York City top call talent playing New Orleans inspired funk, groove, jazz and soul! The Junco Partners are Jamie McLean on guitar (Aaron Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band), Andy Hess on bass (Black Crowes, Govt Mule, John Scofield), Eric Kalb on drums (John Scofield, Sharon Jones and Dap Kings), and John Deley on keyboards (Dido, Angelique Kidjo, Sesame St). Laissez les bons temp rouller and come shake, bop and groove with The Junco Partners!
Andy Hess is an American bassist and former member of Gov't Mule, having joined the band in 2003. Previously, he was The Black Crowes' bassist from February 2001 until their hiatus early the following year. He has also played in Joan Osborne's band and has done session work for artists including David Byrne and Tina Turner. Hess is currently touring with Steve Kimock and Bernie Worrell. He performed on The John Scofield's Band album Up All Night which was released in 2003.
Over the course of his thirty year career Eric Kalb has taken to both studio and stage with a dazzling array of influential and innovative artists. He’s laid it down hard for the supernatural force of Miss Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, the seven-string guitar wizardry of Charlie Hunter, quintessential Chicago Soul group The Impressions, fully celebrated jazz guitarist John Scofield and Hammond B3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith; to name but a few. Hunter calls Kalb’s drumming “A funky Clyde Stubblefield/ Jabo Starks kinda way of relating (to Jazz) …really cool and refreshing“. Notable film recording sessions include soundtracks for the major motion pictures “American Gangster” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story“.
John Deley started his career as a sideman which has included such artists as Dido, Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, Incognito, Elle King, Darlene Love, Valerie June and more recently Idina Menzel and David Johansen. For the last 11 years he’s worked as keyboard player for Sesame Street. When he’s not being a sideman, he’s performing with his New Orleans band, The 41 Players.
Jamie McLean’s fiery guitar has joined the ranks of Derek Trucks, Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr. John and more on stages from from Madison Square Garden to Japan’s Fuji Rock. His blue eyed southern soul vocals ooze real emotion. And his top line songwriting chops have crafted profound, honest and heartfelt songs that will keep you singing along, dancing along and feeling like the song was written about you. Jamie McLean Band creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, middle Americana roots, Delta blues and New York City swagger.