Artist of the day: John Q.

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John Q.'s style of acoustic rock is rustic and rootsy, yet still upbeat. Guitarist Dave Turner, bassist Scott McAtasney and drummer Brian Oliver provide a funky Southern backdrop for frontman John Allison's bluesy, awake-for-days rasp.

This month, the St. Pete has entered the studio to finish recording a new 11-track LP, titled Sunrise. "After almost two years," Allison said, "we have grown together a lot musically and are really excited about recording a more fluid and mature sophomore album."

The band is taking a break from performing, following a show last weekend with Geri X., to focus on recording. But you can click here to listen to an mp3 of their bluesy slow-burning rocker Brushfire.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:00am]

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