DENALI AND JADE TREE MAKE A MATCH

Jade Tree’s most recent signing, DENALI, began in Richmond, VA in April 2000 when Maura Davis approached her older brother and Engine Down singer/guitarist Keeley Davis with the idea of fleshing out some songs that she had been working on. Keeley enlisted the help of E.D. bandmate and former Sleepytime Trio drummer Jonathan Fuller, and was followed shortly thereafter by guitarist Cam DiNunzio, longstanding member of Richmond’s musical community. Together, these three gentlemen would help realize Maura’s musical ideas – slowly forging them into what eventually became the body of songs that Denali performs presently.

The name DENALI is taken from the Athapascan name for Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America. The meaning is fairly obvious: cold, remotely desolate, permanent… something the band felt pertained rather well to the sound they were stumbling upon.

What surprises most people about DENALI is the fact that singer, multi-instrumentalist, and primary songwriter Maura Davis, is somewhat of a newcomer. Though DENALI is her first formal project, it is through this blissful avoidance that she and the band manage to cut a fresh and heretofore untraveled path through the massive overgrowth of modern-day rock music.

DENALI plans to enter the studio in early winter to record a full-length. Until that time the band will continue playing live and writing songs for their upcoming debut.

For more information, contact the band:

Booking: [EMAIL]fleetteam@hotmail.com[/EMAIL]

CUB COUNTRY JOINING THE JADE TREE FAMILY

Jeremy Chatelain is best known as the man behind the bass in the ever-popular JETS TO BRAZIL, so most people aren’t aware that he is also a talented singer and songwriter in his own right. As leader of CUB COUNTRY, Jeremy showcases his vocal and guitar t alents, as well as his affection for country-tinged rock and blues, creating a broad canvas for his tales of love lost and found. To date, Jeremy has released a split CD EP with Utah Slim and amassed quite an impressive collection of songs. He is currently preparing to lay it all to tape for his debut album, which will be released in early 2002.

JADE TREE 2001 CMJ SHOWCASE ANNOUNCED!

Pedro The Lion (10:15-10:55)
The Explosion (9:25-9:55)
Owls (8:30-9:05)
Strike Anywhere (7:40-8:10)
Milemarker (6:45-7:20)
New End Original (5:45-6:25)

Doors at 5 pm

Friday September 14
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place, NYC
$15 Advance / $16 Door
All Ages

Only 750 tickets will be available to the public! This show will sell out in advance, so get your tickets today!

Irving Plaza box office 212-777-6800, open M-F noon to 6:30, Saturdays 1-4. Tickets are available in person, with no service charge. Cash or American Express accepted.

If you wish to purchase tickets online:

Ticketmaster – Jade Tree CMJ Showcase

You can go to www.ticketmaster.com or www.sfx.com as well.

We look forward to seeing you there.