Here, There & Everywhere, Jelly Bread’s upcoming album is due to be released this fall. The album was mixed by renowned engineer/producer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Fruition, The Mars Volta, The Neville Brothers, and Dead Kennedys among many others). Jelly Bread has performed direct support for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Moe, Rusted Root, JJ Grey, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Allen Stone Band, Orgone, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Carolyn Wonderland, and The California Honeydrops. The band has also appeared at premiere festivals including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, High Sierra, Joshua Tree, Strawberry, and Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza.
On a recent tour through the in the upper reaches of the Northwest states, Jelly Bread had a fortuitous encounter with American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. Taylor decided to sit in with Jelly Bread that evening for a couple songs on vocals and harmonica. Footage of the collaboration can be viewed on the Video page.
Jelly Bread is singer/drummer Cliff Porter, singer/guitarist Dave Berry, singer/bassist Errick Lewis, singer/lead guitarist Sean Lehe, and singer Alvin Johnson on keyboards/talk box.
Here, There, and Everywhere is the band’s most accomplished work to date, both in terms of creativity and its keen avoidance of your typical jam band trimmings. The combination of Porter and Berry on vocals adds a nice flair of gospel-soul and southern-fried rock n’ roll. It’s a true standout record that has energy, heart, and soul
Simon Eddie, Sound & Silence
If a college radio station needed to “set it and forget it” for a while, this album could conceivably fool listeners that it was a radio show set-list featuring several bands. At the end of the day, this album sounded like it was sent from the past, collecting influences along the way from Here, There, and Everywhere
Brad Yeakel, Music Marauders
The group mixes tight soul grooves with swampy lap steel guitar lines, funky vintage keyboard and organ sounds, upbeat horn charts, and jammy guitar solos
Brad Bynum, Reno News & Review