Credit: Tyler Garcia
St. Paul and the Broken Bones formed in 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s made up of six members, featuring Paul Janeway on vocals. They also tour with trombone and baritone saxophones. Janeway and bassist Jesse Phillips had been playing together for many years but decided to give music one last shot before moving onto their other careers.
Their EP gained the attention of managers and labels, especially in the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama. They’ve since gone on to record two full-length albums and tour with names like the Rolling Stones.
From: Birmingham, Alabama
Influences: Otis Redding
Favorite Tracks: “Call Me,” “Like a Mighty River,” “Broken Bones and Pocket Change,” “I’ll Be Your Woman”
Discography: Half the City (2014), Sea of Noise (2016), Greetings from St. Paul and the Broken Bones (2013, EP), St. Paul and the Broken Bones: Live and In Person (2013, EP)
If You Like: The Alabama Shakes, The Revivalists
Genre: Southern soul