New single – So Wait
“So Wait” by JT+Agnostics is the third single from this quirky Waikato band which rolls out another facet of their believable kiwicana blues. This Gold Card holding quartet breezes one through a four verse biographical tale which gives a hint of Tex Mex rhythms to accompany the catchy sax lines as the crafty lyrics lay out the story from initial hesitancy of attraction to domestic reality.
One and One
This song has had a long period in recording gestation – we tossed this around over the ether during the first lockdown and then the original rhythm tracks were put down in Aug 2020 in that glorious pre-Omnicron period, the horns and bv’s in early 2021 – then lockdown 2 made us think about delaying so that we could support it with live performance. Read more >
Everytime I Walk Out The Door
The song is about a stage in all relationships after the honeymoon period is over and you’re having to sort out some serious stuff and one is having the “should I stay or should I go” mood, and when one leaves home for solo activities there is always the “strange old feeling” of walking out the door.
JT+Agnostics are a New Zealand/Waikato band fronted by bassist and song writer John Thomson who together with Maciek Hrybowicz on guitar have self produced and recorded a selection of blues based songs. They are joined by Bill Forrest on sax and Neil Reynolds on drums, and often include Holly Shepheard on vocals as well as Freddy Limbert on drums.
There’s a sense in NZ of an orthodoxy about playing “the blues” or “authentic blues”. The blues has grown from its roots in the USA to take root around the world in different places and sprout in different ways. We call our version kiwicana blues – blues you CAN believe!
- I once had a talk with Amos Garrett (no fooling)In 1991 I was in Vancouver BC because my wife Carole had designed a quilt for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Victoria Vancouver Is. in 1994. (The games were held in Auckland in 1990). I asked my friends that we were staying with … Read more
- The night I played with Joe Walsh (no shit)I was playing in the Corner Bar of the Gluepot in Ponsonby in 1990 with JT and the Bluebenders with Brett Neilsen, Graeme Webb and John Key. That night we were doing a set backing Andy Anderson. It was the time when JW was in … Read more
- JT+Agnostics play Kiwicana bluesI’ve been scratching my head about what to call the style of music that JT+Agnostics play. Yeah… it’s blues, sort of, I mean we do play some 12 bar blues which most think is the blues, but we love playing non blues ballads as well, … Read more
- I was a punk!In 1976 I found myself in London looking for a band to join. Back then the music magazine, Melody Maker ads were THE place to get gigs. What I didn’t know then is that I was witnessing a massive change in music triggered by the … Read more