They aren’t Waylon or Willie, or Gram or Emmy Lou, because no one can be. They raise pigs and chickens and put-up food from the garden. They play music because it is part of them - down to, into the soil, imbedded in the land, and their blood. And their music is so pure that there isn’t a Texan, Kentuckian or Carolinian who can tell where they are from.
Citizens Band Radio is not a nostalgia band - they are the good ole days. Pedal steel, guitars, mandolin and drums, harnessed together to light up the night with powerful harmonies, homegrown tunes, and positivity. Touring up and down the east coast and beyond – and all the way to Texas - in a 1957 GMC Motor Coach, playing vintage instruments, enjoying each other’s company, making music together - because it feels good!
CBR is a good time band, and they are serious about it - serious about making their fans happy, keeping them smiling, dancing, moving! CB Radio takes the stage and plays hard and tastefully to turn heads and earn the respect of promoters and audiences, large and small, young and old, country and city. Citizens Band Radio is a band for the Citizens, a Band for the people.
Over the last 3 years, CBR has averaged 130 dates per year. They are well known for their strong song writing abilities as well as their high energy live performances. Playing for crowd From a few hundred to 10,000 CBR is adept at putting together the perfect set to get any crowd going!
Lead Singer Jayson Jannuzzi is frequently asked to guest host on Sirius XM Radio's "Free Wheelin’ Show", and numerous CB Radio tracks from their current album are on rotation on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country station.
Over the years, CB Radio has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many of their heroes: .38 Special, Asleep at the Wheel, Blackberry Smoke, Blackfoot, Charlie Daniels Band, The Ghost Riders, Haybale, Marshall Tucker, Melvin Seals and JGB, Molly Hatchet, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Outlaws, Paula Nelson, Shooter Jennings, and many more.
Some Good Words
"CB Radio has a great focus and true dedication to their craft. They make it look easy. In today's world of copycats and knock-offs, the CBer's are the real deal."
- Greg T. Walker; bassist of Blackfoot
"Imagine the Laurel Canyon of the '60s hidden in the farmland of West Jersey, and you can start to hear the sound of CB Radio. Jayson Jannuzzi and Linda King invoke the spirit of Gram and Emmylou, infusing it with longhaired country boy southern rock, truckin' twang, and just a lil' bit of moonshine."
-Meredith Ochs; DJ at Sirius XM Radio Outlaw Country
From Woodglen, New Jersey, Citizens Band Radio are a proper country rock band, playing the sort of stuff that Gram Parsons invented with the International Submarine Band, and The Eagles made shit loads of wedge from. Obviously times have changed. Grunge morphed into alt. country, Townes is long gone, stringbands are on the rise again and Steve Earle’s off the gear. So what’s a poor boy to do? In this case it’s kick back and enjoy these guys. We need Citizens Band Radio, we need country rockers with long hair, classic finger pickin’, songs that inspire idiot grinnin’, beer drinking and tokin’. Check out their MySpace page for a taster, then head over to CD Baby to purchase. If they’d just lose the truck driving imagery, hole up in Woodstock for a year or two and embrace the whole ‘back to nature’ thing, they’d probably be too perfect.