Jon Chi “Got To Give The Devil His Due” – big hand for the boy…

Photo: Laura Kudrtizki

From the San Francisco Bay area comes this new song from Jon Chi, itself taken from his third album ‘River of Marigolds‘.  Chi was the frontman for the band Rainmaker who found their fans among the jamband and world music scene and whose second album, ‘Long Slow Fade’ featured Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.  Jon Chi is also a regular at venues such as Terrapin Crossroads – when the pandemic hit he couldn’t play live and so looked to record new material, with the help of friends he’d regularly played with at Terrapin Crossroads.  The result is an album that Cho describes as having been “a joy to make.  In a way I’m sad that it’s done, but I’m excited to start the next one. Writing and recording these songs really gave me hope and positivity during these strange times we’re all going through. I hope that they have the same affect on someone else.

Got To Give The Devil His Due‘ eases along on a funky groove, and is highlighted by punchy horns which were added by Ryan Scott and Alex Baky of The Bay Area Monophonics.


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About Jonathan Aird 2040 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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