The Nashville Knack: Durand Jones & The Indications
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The Nashville Knack: Durand Jones & The Indications

Where Leon Bridges meets Snarky Puppy

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The Nashville Knack: Durand Jones & The Indications
The Nashville Knack

Think back to the first time you listened to Leon Bridges. Now, put his voice with three time Grammy award winning band Snarky Puppy, and the result is Durand Jones & The Indications. Durand Jones is the soulful, dynamic singer with the lively jazz/funk band that combines an energizing performance with his wholesome lyrics.

When watching the band play their heart out on stage in Nashville, it was something I did not expect from this band. Their in house session with Paste Magazine was phenomenal, but seeing Durand dropping on the ground to emphasize the passion in some of his songs was powerful. Some songs were somber, some radiating in energy, and some filled the room with love.

Originally, Durand was not planning on being a singer, but he found himself playing music in basements during his college years watching people fall in love with his music. Durand's band is comprised of drummer, Aaron Frazer, guitarist Blake Rhein, bassman Kyle Houpt, and organist Justin Hubler.

Together, Durand Jones & The Indications form a band that captures minds, melts hearts, and forms a bond between the words sung and the audience. That is more than talent. It is a God given gift.

The band's presence off the stage is much like their on stage presence, which is soulful and attentive to detail. From selling cassettes and 45's in the digital era to interacting with fans like they are lifelong friends is something that most bands do not do.

Listening to Durand Jones & The Indications just one time will have you hooked, even if you do not favor the genre. Take a seat, pour yourself a glass of your favorite spirit, and crank the self-titled album to a level just high enough to drown the world out. Your mind will run wild.

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