AJ & the Jiggawatts and DeRobert & the Half-Truths

Last weekend’s RiverMusic concert was a showcase of Nashville soul from G.E.D. Records. “Since the early 2000s, there’s been a large interest and resurgence in soul bands everywhere,” G.E.D. cofounder Nick DeVan told Xpress. DeVan and Dave Singleton launched the label in ‘07 to represent bands who record in their Poor Man Studios. According to the label’s website, they started out specializing in 45s but have expanded to include LPs, CDs and MP3s. The project was, originally, a labor of love. DeVan drummed for DeRobert and the Half-Truths and Singleton played bass. Singleton drummed for Sky Hi, the only band in the G.E.D. stable that existed prior to the label.

Read more about the record label here. Videos, below, by Jesse Hamm.

AJ & the Jiggawatts perform “Throw A Fit”

DeRobert & the Half-Truths perform “Fallin’ in Debt”


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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