The Journey Agents  •  Nathan Quick atContinental Club Houston
Friday, December 08
Doors 8:00PM
Show 9:00PM
$10 adv.
$15at door

The Journey Agents (commonly referred to as the J.A.s) are a Houston-based, six member funk ensemble. The music, simply and conveniently classified as funk, is all original (barring the occasional Curtis Mayfield or Lonnie Liston Smith jam) and often explores other territories as well. Latin, percussion-heavy samba rhythms, textures of jazz, and energy of rock are elements that can also be found in the grease bucket. Cosmic, spacy vibes, yet earth-rooted and tightly arranged movements, are designed to be crowd-centric. A phased out Rhodes piano is a common centerpiece, and is punctuated by the warm tube glow, mid 70s virtuosity and analogue know-how of the players (whose collective name was modeled after a piece by Rashaan Roland Kirk.) The bands shared passion for the likes of the Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers is a clear central influential force. The lyrical content often revolves around such politically charged, spiritually aware themes as fried chicken and Cadillacs subjects many musicians and global leaders are afraid to touch. But the JAs be puttin it in yo earhole anyhow.

Houston native Nathan Quick belts out his bluesy, raspy growl atop lush boogie/roadhouse guitar rhythms and soaring lead guitar. His sound draws from a vast pool of genres including classic rock and roll, blues and contemporary Americana. He is a multi Houston Press Music Awards winning singer/songwriter and looks forward to sharing his sound with you.