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Formedin late 2012 by vocalist Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis in the small EastTexas town of Palestine, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of sludgy grooves, classicrock guitar riffs, and southern metal shredding falls somewhere betweenSoundgarden and Lynyrd Skynyrd to form a sound deemed by some as "TexasGrunge". The music draws on a multitude of genres and styles to form ahodgepodge of dirty, heavy rock and roll mixed with sensual and at times even,carnal blues.


Aftertheir debut album “I Am” in 2014, The band spent a few years cutting theirteeth in dive bars, dancehalls, and honky tonks around Texas. In 2017, duringthe recording of their sophomore record "Burn The Ships" the guysquit their day jobs, moving into a small house together in Palestine. The housecreated an unbreakable fellowship between the band and a culture of constantcreativity.


Releasedvia their label Cuhmon Records, “Burn The ships” yielded two top 40 singles onthe Mainstream Active Rock charts including “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and acover of the Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31). After the album cycle andtouring for "Burn The Ships" concluded, the guys returned home in2018, where they locked themselves in the band house for six months to writetheir third record, “Under The Sun”. The record yielded them another top 40single in "Can't Sleep" (#27) and the band continued touring in theUS through the beginning of 2020.


Lockeddown with the rest of the world and unable to continue touring, the guys beganwork on their fourth, self-titled album, which is slated to be released inSummer of 2021.

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1545 E Cary St, Richmond, VA, 23219

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