Music Video: J. Greene & The Steady - Shakedown
Re-emerging from their former multiple award-winning incarnation as indie/soul band Suite 709 with a new name and a new musical mindset, 'something with more soul, depth, and realness...something more raw...real music with a message of hope and love for all', Texas 5-piece rock-n-soul band J. Green & The Steady relaunched themselves as Officially Showcasing Artists at this years SXSW under the new moniker, here showing off their freshly instituted blend of r&b, soul and rock'n'roll influences with the churningly energetic combination of a riff-laden and compellingly bold rock-infused urgency and the passionately exclamatory vocals from charismatic frontman Jirod Greene in 'Shakedown'.
With a legacy of multiple Austin Chronicle Music awards for Top 3 Male Vocalist and Top 3 Soul/Blues band as well as recognition from Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine that they earned while Suite 709, the new direction as J. Greene & The Steady in 2014 for the Otis Redding, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and Michael Jackson influenced singer Jirod Greene and band members Dietrich Schmidt (Keyboards / Vocals), David Butler (Guitar), Drew Walters (Bass) and Chris Munoz (Drums) was born out of a 'year and a half of jamming and songwriting. There were no boundaries or goals in creating music; just five brothers in a room jamming, and singing about life'.