Fueled by the sheer power of human connection
The J.O.B. from Richmond, Virginia is a band on a mission to touch the lives of everyday people with their music. Founders, Jim O’Ferrell (singer-guitarist) and Jason Crawford (lead guitarist), originally started the group in 2007 to record songs that O’Ferrell had composed during his recent deployment to the war in Iraq. They recorded their first EP shortly before O’Ferrell was called to serve overseas once again.
A year later, in 2008, O’Ferrell was back from the war for good. Honorably discharged, he faced a new reality from a perspective that only a veteran can have. He had a trove of experiences and inspirations just waiting to be turned into songs, and that is when The J.O.B. began their musical evolution to become the potent alternative rock band they are today.
The J.O.B. are storytellers, taking authentic human experiences and reflecting them like a mirror onto their audience. Their music is a true companion that makes people’s emotions relevant and meaningful. Every face in the crowd is an individual opportunity to form a bond.
The J.O.B.’s music credits include 6 studio albums, 3 nationally charted songs, and scores of live performances ranging from saloons to festivals. Their 2018 release, Highway of Shadows, was chosen by The Auricular as 1 of the "50 Best Richmond Records of 2018.”
The J.O.B.'s music is in rotation on commercial, independent, and internet radio stations all over the United States and across the globe.
What fans are saying:
"True to their self-described Alt-Rock with a Blues soul and Americana roots, the band stirs these genres into one potent and tuneful brew."
—The Big Takeover
"...a sound that sucks you along like the tail wind of a Mack truck. It leaves any crowd wondering what hit 'em." - Sara Metz, Metz Productions
" For these folks, not expressing themselves through music would be ludicrous, and it shows in the passion and dedication that’s infused into every note of their songs." - Ryan Mason, Magazine33
"...superbly written compositions within the wall of sound..." - Tim Whale, UK Indie Bands Blog
"American Rock's most fist-clinching, teeth grinding, death-defying, and truth-be-told band..." - Rampage448