Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CD Review: “Under Fire” by Green River Ordinance


Under Fire

The instrumentation is as original and honest as the band themselves. There’s drums, but not the usual rhythms and beats. There’s mandolins, banjos, baritone guitars,12 string guitars, upright bass, accordion, lap steel, old vintage amps and old vintage guitars and percussion instruments that are unidentifiable, but perfect in the arrangements.

There’s nothing safe and mainstream or traditional yet the harmonies are brilliant. The influences are rock, pop,roots, country and even blues but they wouldn’t fit comfortably into any of those pigeon holes. Musically, there is not a weakness. the song writing is honest, original, it’s about what they were feeling. they are heart caressing stories of love, the road, life.They are Jamey Ice (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Josh Jenkins (vocals, guitar, piano), Joshua Wilkerson (guitar, keyboard/piano,
vocals), Denton Hunker (drums, percussion) and Geoff Ice (bass,vocals). They are headed to stardom. They are the real deal and they are dead serious. Checkout the new single:

“Heart Of Me” by Green River Ordinance

I see a little Joshua Tree U2 in them, a little influence from The Byrds, The Eagles, the harmonies are that good, and maybe better. They are showmen on top of being top drawer song writers and musicians.Their ideas are fresh and welcome, inventing their own sound. And, they remain accessible to a wide audience. They are built to shock, they aren’t staging a rebellion, the are just doing it different than anyone before them. This is their third album, and it’s a masterpiece. This album may just set their course to the future. The album may  be Under Fire but this band is aiming the gun.

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The band will kick off an extensive North American tour on March 29 in
Houston, TX, crossing the country with special guest Graham Colton.
Tickets are on sale now at

When they hit your city, don’t miss them.


3/29 -- Houston, TX @ House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
3/30 -- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Main Room
3/31 -- Waco, TX @ Common Grounds
4/1 -- Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr
4/4 -- Norman, OK @ Meacham Auditorium at University of Oklahoma
4/6 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
4/7 -- Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room
4/11 -- Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
4/12 -- Knoxville, TN @ Relix Variety Theater
4/13 -- Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
4/14 -- Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
4/16 -- Charlotte, NC @ Chop Shop Noda
4/17 -- Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
4/19 -- Washington DC @ Jammin Java
4/20 -- New York, NY @ Webster Studio
4/21 -- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Life
4/24 -- Akron, OH @ Musica
4/25 -- Columbus, OH @ Basement
4/26 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
4/27 -- Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
4/28 -- Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry - First Ave
4/30 -- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
5/1 -- Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/3 -- Indianapolis, IN @ "Earth House"


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