Americana/blues duo nJr, ready to exchange music for
the vibe of a live
Nedra Russ and Julio "Inglasses" Guerra make up nJr - a duo performing Americana blues - true roots music capturing the spirit of their home in the Sierra Foothills.
Both seasoned, award-winning musicians, they are true soul mates united by a bond of performance and composition.
Their sound reflects the blue-collar, hard-working class who know misery as well as joy and appreciate the solitude as much as the company of soul mate. Russ' husky voice and diverse harmonica selections pair well with Inglasses' emotive tenor vocals and expressive guitar and dobro playing.
Their union started in 2009. In the years that followed, the two wrote more than a dozen songs together and finally married on Valentine's Day 2012.
They released their first album "Everybody's Been Somewhere" on April 6, 2012. The hard copy CD is available at live shows 'Everybody' runs the gamut of human emotions from the whimsical "Little Bum-blebee" to the bluesy romantic "Just Hit Rewind" to the morose "I was Sick & I Couldn't Get Well." If there's a human emotion, nJr captures it.
In 2012, Russ ranked 94 on the list of All Time Top 100 Harmonica Players from the World of Harmonica.
Everybody's been somewhere took 2nd Place for album of the year.
World of Harmonica
10 minutes ago
Thank you everybody who took the time to vote for their favorite album of 2012. Here is this years World Of Harmonica Album of the Year 2012 Peoples Vote Top 10:
1 - James Supra Blues Band - Tip My Hat to the Maker
2 - NJR Nedra Russ & Julio Ingasses - Everybody's Been Somewhere
3 - Fried Bourbon Gravy Train 4 - Dave Goodman & Steve Baker - The Wine Dark Sea
5 - Hard Times Trio
6 - Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones - What's it Gonna Take
7 - Fabrizio Poggi - HARPWAY 61
8 - Adrian Jimenez - Rockin' Blues
9 - Tom Walbank - Blues In Dub
10 - Mississippi Heat - Delta Bound
President of SPAH
(Society for the preservation and advancement of the harmonica)
A great day of Blues & BBQ June 16th @ The St. George Hotel in Volcano, Ca. This year's Line-up features West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame "Band Leader Of The Year"...Wingnut Adams, Tessie Marie & The Poor Man Band, Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, World Famous Guitar Mac, and Lee Bootz!
Out back at The St. George Hotel, with BBQ available at additional cost. Please no bottles, cans, or picnics....low lawn chairs ok! Charge by phone as well as group discounts available by contacting us at 530 344-9208 Buy Tickets