An American Musician, Singer-songwriter, Producer, and Artist known for his versatile guitar work and powerful vocals. Self-taught by listening to legends like Hendrix, Muddy Waters, SRV, The Doors, Prince and so many others, JJB’s distinctive picking style and fret work are reminiscent of earlier times in American music.
Bridges released his first solo album "Hang On For The Ride" in 2011 and has been touring the country and recording ever since. A mixture of blues, funk, soul, rock n roll, jazz, reggae, and hip hop, JJB has created a unique genre blending style people have come to love.
American Funk-Rock-Blues-Jazz-Hip Hop Fusion Supergroup formed during covid to help spread music and light to lift people’s spirits. Featuring an all-star lineup of musicians, engineers, and creatives,the band truly has a unique but familiar sound and vibe.
Named to the Funk N Stuff's Top 25 Funk Albums of 2021 Their debut album World Jamdemic sees renowned Detroit born drummer/producer Muruga Booker team up with Texas "Fire Brand" singer/guitarist Justin James Bridges, to create their approach towards their progressive sound - fusing Rock, Blues, Funk, and Rap music to create their FREE FUNK SOUND. Produced by Muruga and Bridges, the new LP finds DaLight enlisting ex-Parliament Funkadelic guitarist Tony 'Strat' Thomas to lend his psychedelic funk sonics to the project along with David Winans II, of the legendary Detroit gospel family, on bass guitar. Bridges brought in Emiko to WORLD JAMDEMIC where she lent her high-powered Hammond/keyboard virtuosity to the album while Paul VornHagen brings funky horn lines to the jam. WORLD JAMDEMIC explores Booker & Bridges musical histories from the Doors inspired "Key of Life" to more traditional blues/rock with "Fire Burning" and "Paid Your Dues" and diving deep into their Funk roots with "Free Funk Land" and "Might Be Funk to You" -which features the Choir of Da Light, specially put together for WORLD JAMDEMIC by David Winans II. Easy to dance to but not easy to classify BOOKER & BRIDGES DaLight's WORLD JAMDEMIC is a sonic journey into the positive light and sound waves of music, dance, and trance!
Credits released December 1st, 2021
Muruga Booker - Drums, Nada Drums, Vocals
Justin James Bridges - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Strat Thomas - Guitar, Vocals
David Winans II - Bass, Vocals
EMIKO - Organ, Synth, Key Tar, Talk Box
Paul Vornhagen - Tenor & Soprano Saxaphone, Flute
Kali Rose - Vocals, Harmonica
Lily Kushmanda - Harmonica
Choir of DaLight - Fareece Cargill, Ursula Brown, Kenny KB Brown, Mercedes Scott, Fredrick Purifoy
Basic tracks and pre-mix recorded at Sage Court Studio, Ann Arbor, MI
Engineers: Aaron Bookvich, Justin James Bridges, Muruga Booker for Media Stream LLC
Keyboards recorded at Rose City Produtions
Choir Vocals produced by Winans Productions at Plymouth Rock Studio
Record mix and mastering by Greg Riley, The Disk Ltd, Easpoint, MI
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