Few bands advertise themselves as a group that takes no prisoners, but that’s exactly what Gentry Blue does-- creating a passionate, raw sound involving hard rock meeting pure classic inspired psychedelic rock. Comprised of four misfits from all over the country who met in Nashville, Tennessee, Gentry Blue stays true to their roots as they seek to reflect the rock and roll aesthetics of this constantly changing world, best described as Janis Joplin and Rush meet Lindsey Stirling.
Lydia Gentry and Jo Jeffries, who bring strong female energy to the group, hail from opposite ends of Missouri. Lydia’s powerhouse alto lead vocals slice through the air while her fingers flash on her electric violin, and is the band’s main lyricist. Jo slaps with punk-rock grit on the bass, rounding out the sound. Travis Fairley, from Texas, plays a slick and mean electric guitar with ease, creating a time capsule to the days of Hendrix and Halen, while still staying relevant in today’s world. Brendan DeBonis, from Maryland, keeps time with drum skills and is one of the main songwriters of the band, and is known for having a wild, intense persona during live shows.
Gentry Blue is more than a rock band-- they are an eclectic group who have chosen to ignore the mainstream standards of the music industry and carve their own path while finding their way in this crazy world, using catchy hooks as well as meaningful and philosophical lyrics.
Lead Vocals and Electric Violin
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Influences - Janis Joplin, Rush, Florence + the Machine, The Killers, Muse
Influences - AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Chuck Berry
Influences - Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin
Influences - Queen, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Pearl Jam, Hozier