For a decade on, Joel Rockey has been crafting a unique brand of song drawing heavy influence from the likes of those far and wide. These musical yarns tell stories of brokenness, redemption, and the hope of redemption amid the ashes of brokenness. From the year Twenty Ought One onward he has been recording and distributing hand-assembled collections of songs from his home laboratory known near and narrow as The Mustard Room. While often utilizing an arsenal of instruments on these recordings, he typically performs live accompanied by little more than six strings, a jaw harp, and the occasional tambourine. He has, however, been known to recruit and perform with friends from time to time under such monikers as Flying J & The Pilots, Rebel Robot, Penguins of the Horse Kingdom, and Aunt Arctica. He also knows someone who likes you.
In case you haven't heard yet, you need to know: Musical Family Tree is curating a six-concert series in Broad Ripple Park that takes place on various Friday evenings this summer (featured on page 7 of this recent Indy Star article!).…See More
Three Black Shoes MFT Page(Listen while you read)MFT mastermind, Jon Rogers recently challenged me to dig up some older, under-appreciated material from the archive for coverage on the blog. So, I spent a couple of days foraging for…See More
"Truth & Light," the debut EP by The Sweetest Condition, a female-fronted electronic rock band with undertones of Depeche Mode, NIN, and Florence + the Machine, is available now on iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby!