Meet Dewveall, made up of artists Jonathon and Melanie Dewveall from Houston, Texas. The Story Goes a Little Like This…
Jonathon, who cut his musical teeth on the trumpet (don’t worry; he’s retained them all) eventually headed off to college on a voice scholarship and simultaneously picked up the guitar. Meanwhile, Melanie discovered the enigmatic orthodoxy of an organ’s melody at the tender age of seven, and before graduating college, had tamed the white and black keys of the piano. So the two meet along the way, decide life might be better done together, and opt for post-marital Dewveallian bliss in the form of musical moonlighting all over Houston before landing in Nashville.
A pop-folk, bluesy-acoustic rock and soul sound with leviathan Jonathon singing lead, lilliputian Mel breathing harmony. From the contemplative “Wait in the Water” to the lampoonish hype of “Like a Star” all the way back to the wonder of “Gravity,” Dewveall is a two person, one voice accord that makes texture, grit, rasp and whisper sometimes sound like soul singer Norah Jones and sometimes going the way of the more rambunctious Black Crowes. The two do the whole music scene because of the people they meet, because music, they believe, connects people and reminds them that they’re more alike than they are different.
“Our music explores what it means to be human,” Jonathon says. “Our songs, our lyrics, give us the chance to identify with experiences that belong to people everywhere. We really like that.”
- All money collected from the sale of The Water EP will be donated to Living Water International for drilling and repairing water wells in impoverished countries. Please visit LWI's website for more information on the water crisis and what you can do to help." www.water.cc
“SO LONG SOLITUDE”
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Review by Lucky Boyd
Have you ever heard a song that started off great with soft melodies and tasteful picking and just when you were settled in, some grunge guitar shattered the windows and sent the vocalist into a screaming frenzy? Didn’t you wish the song could just go on without the interruption? If you did, Jonathon Dewveall is your new best buddy. Excellent fullness, nice vocal work, soft rock with an alternative undertone that never gets grungy in the middle. This album is all the Texas without the Seattle. There are some innovative intonations and arrangements that intrigue the listener including time signature changes and suspended major chords over diminished minor vocals (a cool sound). This is a very good creative debut from this Houstonian. The writing is modern, as is the instrumentation, but the soul is old school, which makes the music touch a second demographic. College audiences will be joined by their post-graduate counterparts to enjoy the new phenomenon that is Jonathon Dewveall.
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