New Press! ThePier.org shines a light on Jon Wayne and The Pain in a new article by Kris Siuta.
A lot of bands consider their traveling patterns to be relentless touring outfits, but one band that has consistently called the open road home for the last three years is Jon Wayne and The Pain. Tireless touring veterans is not an easy label to hold, but JWP has lived up to the billing each year. Sprouting from Minneapolis, Minnesota, often times Midwest reggae-rock bands get overlooked for the sunshine and crashing waves of coastal living that accompanies reggae music. However, Jon Wayne and The Pain perform a completely different style of music than the average reggae-rock band from Southern California or east coast beach towns. JWP describes their music as Reggae-Tronic Dub, and that is the ideal description of their recorded and live sound. Jon Wayne and The Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the reggae-rock genre, and their fan base continues to grow with each subsequent tour. The JWP trio which consists of Jon Wayne (lead singer/guitarist), Teeto Miller (drums) and Chuck E. Torgey (bass/dub controls) are legitimate coast-to-coast road warriors having played an average of 20 shows per month for the last 3 years. Their live shows are a powerful display of the trio’s “Reggae-Tronic Dub”. The band creates a unique psychedelic Reggae sound by blending Reggae-Rock, Roots, Pop, and Ska with evolving bass heavy tangents of electronic dub. Most recently, their sophomore release Follow Through was recorded at 17th Street Recording Studio under the watchful eye of producer/engineer extraordinaire, Lewis Richards. Jon Wayne and The Pain are still touring in support of their most recent release, and once again, the trio will hit the road for 25-dates over the next two months. Starting out in their home state of Minnesota. By the tours conclusion in late February, JWP will have performed multiple shows in ten different states, focusing on the mountain west and west coast regions, specifically. If you are looking for a spiritual, live, musical experience full of emotional and prosperous lyrics, Jon Wayne and The Pain will fill your cup to the brim. By the time the night has come to an end, you will be asking and begging for more.