End of Winter
It's been a long winter... Finding Jersey is Jim Dickinson and Joe Sondej, two friends who started creating music together more than a decade ago in the four-piece rock group Dissent. In 2008 they found themselves together again, playing around with pieces of some new songs. They still had more music to make together, and so after a long hiatus filled with weddings, funerals, and other joys and pains of life, Finding Jersey was born. Their music has evolved into a new set of songs that make up their new EP, The End of Winter. Each one paints a picture of life with honest lyrics and provocative images, whether it's about rediscovering youthful optimism ("Hometown"), dealing with the loss of a loved one ("Driving Song"), or even the end of the Trojan War ("[No Helen] I Won't Take You Back"). Simplicity is a priority - solid musicianship with minimal effects - creating traditional rock songs that could fit in with modern cuts or some of the older classics just as well. Thanks to the influence of legends like Bon Jovi and Toad the Wet Sprocket, you'll hear big hooks and choruses; an obsession with the little-known Tempe, AZ scene (see The Refreshments, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Dead Hot Workshop, the Pistoleros, Gin Blossoms, etc.) has left it's mark through a touch of southwestern desert twang. Keep an eye out for a Finding Jersey show in the Baltimore area, North Jersey, or anywhere in between. What others are saying about Finding Jersey: 'Finding Jersey has a unique sound reminiscent of my days as a member of 'The Refreshments.' Great songs from great guys!' -Brian Blush, former lead guitarist, The Refreshments "A wonderful mix of power pop in the same vein as Toad The Wet Sprocket and Camper Van Beethoven. Stellar harmonies and wonderful melodies.' -Mat Leffler-Schulman, Mobtown Studios 'Finding Jersey is a fresh, engaging melodic ride...It's great road music that makes you wanna keep driving.' -Jon Nite 'Tasty instrumentation...more hooks than a tackle box...solid lead and harmony vocals...intimate, conversational lyrics - Finding Jersey is what American Pop music is all about!' -Brandon Humphreys, Buffalo Jones.