The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns

Biography

"The Clowns' music is a great mix of old style with a new sensibility twisted enough to get everybody within earshot's panties in a wad in a mighty satisfyin' manner“ 2015 Grat Britt No depression.

"The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns reassure me that rockabilly in the 21st century is as engaging, explosive, and biologically autonomous as when a sideburned, teenaged electric company truck driver first cut loose at 209 Union”- D.C.Larsons, No Depression Magazine2/11/15

Drawing from rockabilly roots, surf, and rock n’ roll, with an irreverent punk attitude, the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns have crafted a unique sound and presence. The “Clowns” music has been featured in film and TV and they have played every major venue from NYC to La since 1995. 2014 saw the release of their sixth album “Rockabilly Deluxe” on Lanark Records and a premier spot at the 2014 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival. The video for the single “King of the Slot Car Track” has received major radio play and praise from top magazines and a tweet about the band from horror author Stephen King!

Brothers Quentin Jones (guitar) and Wendell Jones (vocals) formed the band in Lancaster PA in 1995. Quentin’s twangy guitar leads and swank tube tones get the rodeo rockin’ while Wendell’s vocals range from backwoods hillbilly to dark brooding blues. The new album is getting rave reviews and radio play on both sides of the Atlantic. The album reached #1 on the Air-Play Direct rock charts and is the #11 most downloaded rock album of all time on the site. Air-Play Direct is a music download site for radio stations

The Rodeo Clown's music has been featured regularly on radio stations worldwide, CBS television, and several independent horror films. They’ve also been featured in multiple magazines, such as Goldmine Magazine, Hot Rod, Fangoria, CMJ Music Monthly, and many more. Considered one of the pioneering East Coast modern roots bands, their original music has been covered by artists including The Rockats, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), and rockabilly legend Charlie Gracie.

The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns latest recording is a cover of the classic, “Boomerang”. Guitarist Quentin Jones once again produced this tasty slice of rockabilly heaven at the Lanark Studios in Lancaster, PA. Wendell Jones’ attention-getting vocals never fail to amaze as you find yourself hooked within seconds. This single also features an all-star rhythm section of Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Meatloaf) on drums and Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam) on bass.

Liberty a long with noted bass player Kenny Aaronson (Brian Setzer, Hall & Oats, Billy Squier, Bob Dylan, Dave Edmunds, Joan Jett, Billy Idol) will be joining the clowns on upcoming live shows and future recordings.  


With their sixth and most ambitious album, "Rockabilly Deluxe", the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns’ momentum shows no sign of slowing down. "Rockabilly Deluxe" is released on Lanark Records, and was recorded on analog and digital equipment, melting past, present, and future vibes into a record that Eddie Cochran might have made, had he listened to The Beatles "Revolver", then joined Mott the Hoople.

Except from The Portland Press Herald
November 9, 2014
BY RAY ROUTHIER STAFF WRITER
Stephen King’s appetite for pop culture King-sized too
At 67, the best-selling Maine author is still a tastemaker, tweeting about whatever inspires him.
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Quentin Jones, guitarist for Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, says King’s tweet recommending his band’s music shows that King appreciates a wide range of art and creativity, even if it’s not in the mainstream. King himself, earlier in his career, had been considered a lesser author by some critics because he wrote horror, and because he was so popular.
“He appreciates the real art of what he does. I’m sure he’d be a writer whether he got paid for it or not,” said Jones, 52. “And I think he appreciates that in others when he sees it. Why else would he be giving a nod to us, an underground band from Pennsylvania?”
King explains his tweets by saying he likes talking about young writers and talented artists. He likes the fact that if he recommends a book by a lesser-known but talented writer, people might go out and buy the book.
 

Videos

King of the Slot Car Track Except from The Portland Press Herald November 9, 2014 BY RAY ROUTHIER STAFF WRITER Stephen King’s appetite for

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