CD Review: The Junior League Band — Jelly Roll; Playing Rock and Roll Hotel, July 16

CD Review: The Junior League Band — Jelly Roll; Playing Rock and Roll Hotel, July 16

The Junior League Band
Jelly Roll

Beaver Records

By Jim Simpson

The Junior League Band’s third full-length release begins with the most promising and enticing invitation to a party as ever there was one: “Give me some sugar and hold me tight/The whiskey’s out, don’t be a stranger tonight.” With banjo player/lead singer Lissy Rosemont’s breathy and mesmerizingly original vocal style, it’s hard to resist the offer. The Atlanta native and current Washington, D.C. resident has assembled quite a tight and confident band, including – check this out – Levon Helm’s horn section. The woman is, in a word, connected. Read more about CD Review: The Junior League Band — Jelly Roll; Playing Rock and Roll Hotel, July 16