“St. Paul & The Broken Bones have helped redefine the modern sound of rhythm and blues.”–Paste
Birmingham, Alabama–based rock and roll soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones reintroduce America’s deep southern routes, intoning a raucous magnetism into traditional gospel and soul. Frontman Paul Janeway, who traded the ministry for music, pontificates the power of blood-raising rhythm over a seven-piece clap of thunderous funk. Their 2016 record, Sea of Noise, propelled the Bones to the national scene, opening for the Rolling Stones, headlining two nights at the Ryman Auditorium, and appearing on just about every late night talk show worth its salt, including the very first episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Led by Janeway’s electric showmanship, introspective lyrics, and impossibly-fun-to-watch dedication, the band seems to have discovered a direct line to the great almighty spirit of sound.