RICHMOND, VA (November 2, 2018) – The new song from The J.O.B. shines a spotlight on the post-war plight of over 37,878 veterans sleeping on the sidewalks of America every night. “Glory Never Comes” is a song about an important societal failure aiming to be heard by those influencers who can make ending veteran homelessness a priority. Combining a triumphant arrangement of rock and roll instrumentation, it is off the upcoming album, Highway of Shadows, produced by Rich Stine (Head & the Heart), out November 9.
The J.O.B. founder, Jim O’Ferrell, wrote “Glory Never Comes” with a purpose extremely close to his own soul. Many of the soldiers who come home after serving active duty do not have the proper avenues in place to adjust back to normal everyday life. Some even find themselves living on the streets they fought to protect. O’Ferrell explains, “These are men and women who answered the call of duty and served our country honorably. They returned home and ultimately found themselves with no place to go. They live in the shadows along the periphery of our paths. This song is sung from the perspective of one of those veterans. It’s a first-person rock ballad aiming to connect with those veterans who need to hear a voice like their own, and a song with their story.”
Fueled by the sheer power of human connection, The J.O.B. began in between O’Ferrell’s deployments from the war in Iraq while searching for a lead guitarist to play his music. The lineup came to be with Jason Crawford on guitar, Eric Bandy on drums, and bassist Jared Merrill filling out the final vocal layer. The love of music and performing is the catalyst that connected four people from four entirely different walks of life to create something honest and passionate. The J.O.B. are storytellers, taking authentic human experiences and reflecting them like a mirror onto their audience. Giving a voice to those that may have buried their own somewhere deep inside, their music is a true companion that makes people’s emotions relevant and meaningful. Every face in the crowd is an individual opportunity to form a bond. Performing live is where the rubber meets the road, and The J.O.B. travel at full speed while also taking time to appreciate every stop along the way.
Highway of Shadows Track Listing
- Lisa’s Song
- Turn Around
- I Know Better
- In the Night’s White Noise
- Alone In the City
- My Love Is Yours
- Unknown Call
- Witching Well
- Glory Never Comes
- Highway of Shadows
About The J.O.B.
The J.O.B. was founded by Jim O’Ferrell and Jason Crawford in 2007 in between O’Ferrell’s deployments to Iraq. Putting all of their energy into the music in the short time given, the two recorded an EP, Stranger, in two days. Drummer Eric Bandy joined the band in 2014, and in 2016, the band discovered bassist Jared Merrill. The J.O.B. achieved Top 40 ranking for three previous records on FMQB spin charts. Their upcoming album, Highway of Shadows was produced by Rich Stine (Head & the Heart), and out November 9.
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