Fueled by the sheer power of human connection, The J.O.B. began in between Jim O’Ferrell’s deployments from the war in Iraq while searching for a lead guitarist to play his music. The lineup came to be with Jason Crawford on guitar, Eric Bandy on drums, and bassist Jared Merrill filling out the final vocal layer. The love of music and performing is the catalyst that connected four people from four entirely different walks of life to create something honest and passionate. The J.O.B. are storytellers, taking authentic human experiences and reflecting them like a mirror onto their audience. Giving a voice to those that may have buried their own somewhere deep inside, their music is a true companion that makes people’s emotions relevant and meaningful. Every face in the crowd is an individual opportunity to form a bond. Performing live is where the rubber meets the road, and The J.O.B. travel at full speed while also taking time to appreciate every stop along the way.
The J.O.B. achieved Top 40 ranking for three previous records on FMQB spin charts. Their newest album, Highway of Shadows was produced by Rich Stine (Head & the Heart), and was released on November 9, 2018. Highway of Shadows was selected as 1 of the “50 Best Richmond Records of 2018” by The Auricular.