James Justin & Co. earned warm reception 

The local songwriter rocked gracefully at the Pour House

It was all positive vibes, dense harmonies, and perfectly-mixed melodic rock 'n' roll at the Pour House on Tuesday evening (Jan. 12) as local songwriter James Justin Burke led a collaborative show. Burke celebrated the official local release of his new nine-song album, Southern Son, So Far — released under the band moniker Justin James & Co.

Jim Donnelly (of The Hawkes) — the mild-mannered wiz-kid who engineered the album — played drums on stage through much of the night, alongside members of Dangermuffin, Blue Plantation, The Freeloaders, Jupiter's Garden, Howard Dlugasch, and others. Jesse Prichard sawed on a fiddle on some of the twangier pop/Americana tunes. Zach Hood, Burke's longtime bandmate from Jupiter's Garden, conjured nice tons from his trumpet on a few songs as well.

Burke stood confidently at center stage, as different bandmates and guests rotated in and out of the lineup. He sang with grace and emotion — from his newest originals to the Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd covers toward the end of the evening. The crowd loved it.

Videography by Imee Cuison


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