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New Single "Here With You"

The new single "Here With You" and its accompanying video have arrived. Written and recorded in March 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown and offered as a "pay what you want" download. Some people have been generous patrons of the arts…

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"Irreverent Dissident" on iTunes

Irreverent Dissident is now available on iTunes. The first full length J.J.V. release finds him firing on all cylinders. From hard driving Rockers and roadhouse Boogie to uptown Blues and swinging Country the Reverend Double J is sounding as…

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"Irreverent Dissident" Available Now

Irreverent Dissident, the sixth J.J.V. album, is available now at CD Baby and Bandcamp. Two years of on-and-off recording with several personnel changes and several songs needing to be recorded again. At long last the finished album is…

"Irreverent Dissident" set for August 20th

Recording, mixing, and mastering has wrapped up on Irreverent Dissident, the sixth CD and first since returning to the U.S. Paperwork and graphic design are underway as is the first of four music videos. Release date is set for…

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Winners of the NEOBA 2017 Blues Challenge

It's still a bit surreal but J.J. Vicars & The Desiatos won first place in the NEOBA 2017 Blues Challenge band category. Dressed to the nines with Denny Wright anchoring on bass and Robert Johnson swinging on drums the band…

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Live Video Unearthed

Old friend and fan Jonathan Hayes recently found this video from 2007 at The Barge Inn in Narita, Japan. Yoichiro Tsueno is on bass Masaki Ito is on drums. The Barge Inn was the JJV band's favorite venue in Japan…

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Looking Ahead In 2017

Happy New Year to my audience around the world! I look forward to continued tickling of your ear drums and soothing of your souls.

As we all know 2016 was a bitch of a year with one iconic artist after…

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Absolutely Fabulous Rocker

"Jet Set" from the album Heartland has been re-recorded in a deliberate and ongoing effort to have it placed in the Absolutely Fabulous movie. Crank it up and send your fan mail to Jennifer Saunders telling her how much she…

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New EP Out Now

Another gem from the archives has been released with links updated to the website. Back in October 2012 singer/songwriter Tara Tinsley was doing her third tour(?) of Japan, this time with JJV as guitarist/arranger. Between gigs and rehearsals they cut…

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Plans For 2014

One week into the new year and everybody has calmed down with their resolutions. Some say it's bad luck to talk about your plans publicly but in this case I believe it'll help define goals and get everybody involved on…