Breaking NEWS! Justin Kalk Orchestra signs with SSR!
Posted On May 21, 2013
We’re very pleased to announce that Nashvillian JUSTIN KALK and his band have signed with SSR on a 360 deal.
Congrats to Justin, drummer J and bass man Steo and welcome to the SSR family!
Justin Kalk Orchestra Joins SuperStar Records Artist Roster, Announces Upcoming Album
Nashville Rocker and Noted Stratocaster Thrasher Justin Kalk and his band land at fast growing label joining SSR artists Quinn Sullivan, Jack Mack and Tom Hambridge We’re standing in a darkened club in quaint and funky west Philly waiting for Vocalist/Composer/Stratocaster Blaster Justin Kalk to take the stage. The audience is comprised solely of the bar staff, the prior band’s members and a handful of their fans – most of which on the way out the door. The Orchestra, this version is a trio comprised of bassist Steo (Last Name) and drummer/percussionist Jeremy (Last Name), storms on stage (oblivious to the paltry crowd) with a sizzling version of “Stole My VCR”, one of the band’s signature tunes. Jaws drop; heads turn and guitar cases are placed down. The crowd stays intact and engaged deep into the set, mesmerized by Kalk and his bands’ obvious musical power-trio talents and tightness as they sail thru Kalk’s vast repertoire of original material.
Nashvillian Justin Kalk brings a highly original yet rooted pallet that pays tribute to many familiar genres from Hendrix-flavored rock to Buddy Guy-inspired blues to fiery guitar solos from Stevie Ray, and orchestral compositions that would make even the legendary Frank Zappa proud. Says Kalk “Growing up, music that was most relevant to me had an emotional richness like the classic Led Zeppelin records that were driven by storytelling and guitar solos at the same time. We strive for that same level of excellence in our music and hope that fans around the globe will love it too.”
Tom Hambridge, Grammy Winning Producer, Superstar Records partner and Kalk’s producer agrees. “Justin’s got an edge to him that’s very current, in-touch and passionate but, at the same time, rooted in classic influences that just sound so natural baked inside his music. We’re very excited to have Justin join the label and explore our creative potential.” Kalk continues “we’ve been waiting for the right chemistry with a label partner and feel like we have found a great home.”
SuperStar and Kalk are commencing planning for the upcoming release on the label, which is expected for a late Fall 2013 release. Kalk’s alliance with SuperStar Records also includes touring, merchandise, song licensing and other creative endeavors. For more: justinkalk.com, superstarrecords.com, T: @justinkalk, FS: Justin Kalk