2 Dec, 2014

48-Hour Holiday Package Sale

Limited Number for a limited time! I’ve been authorized to make only 15 JR Holiday CD Packages available until Friday (or while they last) for just 20 bucks

Get 3 of our most popular recent titles to share. You can split them up, keep them for yourself or gift the whole package.

Includes…

Live Voodoo and Live Voodoo Too – Soca Jukebox
Moon Colored Jade – Maria The Mexican
AND…
Funky Folk – Jason Riley

Just $20 and a little shipping for the next 48 Hours.

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We make our music independently and it’s made for sharing. Thank you for supporting our work and for giving the gift of independent music!





18 Dec, 2013

Gift Ideas for your music fan

Still looking for something special for that special someone this holiday? The gift of music is a gift that gives and gives the whole year through.

Holiday Gift Ideas From JRDotCom

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Happy Holidays and Thanks for shopping at JRdotcom!

2 Dec, 2013

Cyber-Monday at JRDotCom

http://www.jasonriley.com/cyber-monday-deals/

50% of all sales made today (Cyber Monday Dec. 2) will benefit Brittany’s Fund for Life AND your friends and family will get some great tunes.

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5 Dec, 2012

Gifts For Grandmas – Familiar Folk for your Family


Need a special something for a special someone? Give a copy of “Funky Folk” to the new babies, moms and dads in your life this year. Grandmas love it too!

Number of Albums
Option 1 – 1 Album $8.00 USD
Option 2 – 2 Albums $14.00 USD
Option 3 – 3 Albums $22.00 USD
Option 4 – 4 Albums $30.00 USD
Option 5 – 5 Albums $38.00 USD
Option 6 – 6 Albums $46.00 USD
Option 7 – 7 Albums $54.00 USD
Option 8 – 8 Albums $60.00 USD
Option 9 – 9 Albums $66.00 USD
Option 10 – Albums $70.00 USD


27 Nov, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

15 Jul, 2012

Bon Voyage Jam


It is with great pride and a little sadness (mostly pride) that I get to announce a very special show this Tuesday, July 17 at the new Ground Round, recently relocated to historic downtown St. Joseph, MO. We’re calling it the Bon Voyage Jam as we bid “Fare the Well”, “Adieu”, “Hasta Luego” and “Until We Meet Again” to a couple of our brothers in musical adventure in our local scene.

We’re taking the night to celebrate with Drummer, Mark Elting and Keyboardist, Jeremy Gregoire as they move on to brighter futures and away from our humble but tight circle (though they’ll never fully escape it). I’ve played so many regular nights, corporate affairs, private soirees, throw-together gigs, recording dates and explosive jam sessions with these guys in every concoction imaginable: duo to large groups at home and across the nation.

Mark is heading for Nashville, TN a familiar destination for musicians of great talent to share his wide experience with the entirety of “Music City”. JG is moving more towards a road less traveled on to Taiwan (not sure I can name a city there) where he’ll be working with another old friend and great bassist who lives there with his young family. No doubt both places will be the better for the arrival and contribution of the newest ex-partiots.

It’s a significant loss to our musical family though we really couldn’t be prouder of both. We’ve made a lot of great memories (and no doubt we’ll make some more) and these guys definitely deserve more than our little midwestern island can really offer.

Hope you’ll join us in the mother of all jams (bring your horn, strings, spoons and sundries) to say “Bon Voyage” to our friends, our fellow musicians… our brothers.

Check out this rare footage of our band with Bassist, Craig Kew and Mario Asti on Saxophone at the 2010 Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival.

30 Dec, 2011

2011 – The Year In Review

The “Funky Folk” album, Pig Farmer’s “Makin’ Bacon” Release, breaking 10,000 views on YouTube,live web streaming, multiple tours, shredding show-downs and charitable throw-downs are a few of the highlights that reflect the year ’11. Besides a couple of private events for Soca J, it’s all but in the can.

Special Thanks to all who have supported us this year…

Our family and friends, Andrew Riley, David Burke, Megan Wyeth, Travis Morgan, Godin Guitars, Michel at Wegen Picks, Dean Markley Strings, the venues, agencies, festival committees and the great artists that have allowed us to play along…

The Nova Project, Soca Jukebox, Under The Influence, Ed Daniels, Steve Jones, Jazz Express, Bryan Alford and The Sugita/Glise Duo.

We’ve collected over 500 gigabytes of video from 120 shows with these acts all over the U.S. Through many hours of editing we fought to get it down to an enjoyable 10 minutes here.
Check it all out one more time through this video montage….

2012, you’re on notice. Happy New Year!

16 Dec, 2011

Funky Folk Fo’ Yo’ Holiday

We know during this busy time of festive preparation we can all use a little help in finding that perfect gift idea for those special someones. Here’s the Top 5 bestowal solutions from our experts at jasonriley.com.

5) Funky Folk – The 4th album from JR is perfect for young and old on your holiday shopping list. One thoughtful gift that’s an affordable family gift or a great choice for new parents and grandparents. FREE Shipping when you order 2 or more!

Number of Albums
1 Album $8.00
2 Album Pack $14.00
3 Album Pack $22.00
4 Album Pack $30.00
5 Album Pack $38.00
6 Album Pack $46.00
7 Album Pack $54.00
8 Albums Pack $60.00
9 Album Pack $66.00
10 Album Pack $70.00

4) Music Lessons – How about a gift certificate for some Music lessons. We suggest the guitar but harmonica, ukelele, piano, or your favorite musiker are also acceptable. Everyone should play a little something and that’s the gift that keeps on giving your whole life through.

3) A Night Out to see some live music. (Events Calendar)

2) A New Motorcyle for him, A Tropical Vacation for her!

1) Presence. Make a little time to BE with your loved ones. This life is short, there is no time like the “present”.

Happy Holidays from all of us at jasonriley.com!

13 Oct, 2011

Top 10 YouTube Videos

As we near 10,000 views on our affiliated YouTube Channel, jasonrileydotcom, we’d like to thank everyone for watching. Especially to that one friend of the show who has watched over 9 thousand of our video clips, you know who you are! Hope you have your personal favorite. Maybe it’s “Soca on Ice” with Louie the Loper or “Spirit Fingers”. Our guy finds his way into many diverse situations as the Top Ten reflects. We’re always uploading new content and have built up a vast archive of past performances yet to be included. Please consider “Subscribing” to us there, it’s like being a YouTube friend. Thanks to the bands and to you for watching and driving us past that 10K mark (though we hope to see you in person soon).

JR’s Top 10 YouTube Videos

Honorable MentionSoca Duo – Whiskey River
#10Soca Jukebox – Send Me On My Way
#9 - Bugsy & The Insects – Blues
#8Jason Riley & Bryan Alford – Autumn Leaves
#7Pig Farmer – Fishin’
#6Soca Jukebox – Bang the Drum
#5 - Jason Riley – All Along The Watchtower
#4 - Jason Riley – Wonderful Tonight
#3Jason Riley – Froggy Went A Courtin’
#2 - Under the Influence – “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”

And the most viewed video at jasonrileydotcom ….. drdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdr (drum roll)
#1 -The Nova Project – Black Soul

Thanks for sharing your favorites with the uninitiated. See you on the Tube!

20 Sep, 2011

Funky Folk Fight Hunger

Jason Riley’s Funky Folk Band will perform this Saturday for the 2nd annual “Blue Grass Battles Hunger”, a charity event to benefit Northwest Missouri’s Second Harvest Food Bank. This 2-day event takes place at the Coleman Hawkins Park in St. Joseph, MO and will include local, regional and national artists all weekend long. Jason and Co. take to the Gazebo stage at 5pm to warm up for the evening’s headliner, the celebrated Sierra Hull and Highway 111. Funster Bassist, Craig Kew had this to say about Sierra…

“Y’all better plan on sticking around to get your faces melted off by a fetching 19 year-old with the voice of a Appalachian angel and her nuclear mandolin.” Say no more. Come out for a great cause. Nay, the greatest cause.

Soca Jukebox returns for a few KC area dates to finish out the month. This weekend the boys of Island steel will be on stage at the Argosy Casino both Friday and Saturday at 9pm. Friday, Sept. 30 you can catch them at Odowd’s Little Dublin in NKC. Ah.. the emerald isle and her reggae rhythms! Aloha? Wait, that’s all wrong.