Jared & the Mill
About The Show
GA Tickets: $16 VIP Meet and Greet Tickets: $30
Jared & The Mill is a southwestern indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. The band has spent the past few years touring extensively through the venues, dives,theaters, festivals, and arenas of the U.S. and Canada, playing alongside new burgeoning bands and established acts, and developing a strong and rooted fan base along the way. The band has multiple and successful independent releases, the most recent 2016, Orme Dugas was recorded and produced by Ryan Hewitt in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Orme Dugas blurs lines to the point where the ambiguity becomes an asset unto itself, a record that sounds exactly like Jared & The Mill to the returning listener but a little more gray to a newcomer. It’s not rock, it’s not country, it’s not folk, but it’s not quite pop. So where do they fit? They’ve opened for the Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, Allen Stone, & the Killers, to name a few, and while it’s an impressive list, it’s a still a grab bag. Their undefinable nature is also their strongest weapon.” - K.C. Libman Phoenix New Times
As the band has stated, “Our music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and we've been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, we'd like to think that some shred of the Southwest -- of our home -- can be found in the heart of our music.”
Blending contemporary indie aesthetic with classic soul and rock, fishermen boast both lofty and eclectic influences, drawing from timeless giants like Radiohead, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Marvin Gaye and more. They have been described as “Highly inventive and dreamy…” by Hector Saldana of the San Antonio Express News and were referred to as “one of SA’s best live sets” by Matthew Steib of the San Antonio Current.
The two founding members of fishermen, Roy Scavone and Edwin J. Stephens, both hail from the local indie-alternative legend, Blowing Trees. Following their record deal with Glassnote Records (Phoenix, Mumford and Sons) and mild commercial success that included music and videos on MTV and MTV2, Stephens found himself inspired to use the songwriting skills he had gleaned working with Trees frontman Chris Maddin to begin crafting his own catalogue of soulful pop and alternative songs. While the rest of the indie world was rediscovering the lush arrangements and pop brilliance of the Beach Boys Pet Sounds, Edwin was taken back by the psychedelic side of Motown explored in Marvin Gay’s classic, What’s Goin’ On, an album that had influenced him since childhood and that he thought equaled Pet Sounds in terms of pop savviness, unique arrangements and gorgeous harmonies. More so, Marvin Gay’s work had a political and social dimension to it lyrically that Stephens, an avid fan of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, could connect with.
Over the next 5 years, Stephens and Scavone would find themselves joined by an outstanding group of young men, hailing from in and around the San Antonio area, working together to simultaneously hone, and discover a sound that is authentic, soulful, gritty, delicate, contemporary and timeless all at once. Jeremy Dowd (drums), Eli Medina (guitar/vox), Omar Rosel (guitar/keys/aux/vox) Gabriel Medina (keys/vox) along with Roy Edmund Scavon (bass) and Edwin J. Stephens (guitars/vox), have struggled hard amidst the resource barren landscape of the San Antonio music economy to craft songs that accurately reflect, yet impact rather than regurgitates culture while telling their story. They are artists. They are real. They are family.