First thing is first ......this is a new band with the feeling of fam!  The songs lie within us all!  -   j.mo 
           
My name is Justin Marshall Orlow "j,mo" and I am a Singer-Songwriter and entertainer.  My band j.mo performs original organic roots rock and covers with an eclectic, old-soul sound. I provide my own PA system if needed, and have 3-4 ​hours worth of material. I am originally from Toledo Ohio where I started gigging over 15 years ago. For the last 10 plus years I have called Florida my home and have enjoyed playing all around the state! j.mo can be booked as a solo act, duo, or full band!!! We most definitely would all rather play together but completely understand that different venues call for different needs.  Luckily j.momis extremely flexible.  Whether it’s unamplified acoustic or just loud rock we can do it all!!! 
        In 2016 I signed with Lakehouse Records and released my first Lakehouse Album "East 408" and won the Solo Artists of Orlando 2016 award.
         j.mo recently completed 3 legs of his first national tour the “Drinkin Buddies Tour” with the veteran Iron Mike Norton.  Justin quickly hit the road again in Iron Mikes Band as a utililiy man!  The sophomore album for j.mo “Live at The Bru Tap” was released on 4/12/18 with Rave Reviews and also available on almost all digital formats.  Connect with us today on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the handle @JustinMOrlow  for all 
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"East 408" Album Review
​EAST 408
by Justin Marshall Orlow
When singer/songwriter Justin Marshall Orlow set about recording his newest album East 408, he probably didn’t anticipate the stylistic range that would define the finished product. His focus was always the composition of the song. Orlow’s debut album with Lakehouse Records featured collaboration with talented musicians such as Tim Kelliher, who not only held it down on guitar, ukulele, and the occasional bass line, he also mixed a majority of the album. The remainder of Orlow’s rhythm section was filled out by Barry Dean on bass guitar and Juan Perez behind the drum set. With each musician contributing their own skilled methodology, the stylistically varied band behind East 408 grooves through a unified energy. Kelliher’s guitar fluctuates between gritty southern rock, while Dean’s bass sways with a lilting folkiness.

Throw in Bruce Hensal’s work behind the engineering board, and you have a dynamic sound, mastered from the same hands that shaped the soundscape for classic rock acts such as The Eagles, Boston, The Allman Brothers, Bee Gees, and Rolling Stones, to name a few. This highly talented supporting cast provides a sturdy platform from where Orlow stands out as the truly remarkable performer and composer he was born to be.

The album’s titular track “East 408” shifts away from grainy southern rock long enough to demonstrate Orlow’s impressive tonal range. This track features a steady acoustic rhythm and a complimentary electric lead, which cries out with nostalgic lament. There is something almost spiritual here and it isn’t Orlow’s ethereal chorus harmonies or the expansive block chords—“East 408” lilts with a reverent familiarity of the American folk ballad. Orlow sets out across the geography of the folk ballad from a home base of southern rock. The result is a sound somewhere south of americana and just north of true country; a place where folk’s forlorn melodies can reside in the comfortable hospitality of time=­tested southern rhythms.



Justin Marshall Orlow invites his listeners to travel across “East 408” with him. His words resound as those of a learned traveler. “I see you/Peace to you/ I’ll remember all that I can,” Orlow sings. Contained within this lyric are promises regarding the past,
present, and future. As a songwriter, Justin Marshall provides a lyrical melody which could be used to describe the song itself. That is, the song itself almost acknowledges the traditions of southern rock, alternative rock, and folk as stylistic influences. While pulling from these well­known traditions, a uniting lyrical motif arises: remember the influences that precede you—carry them into the future with you. This road Orlow describes, East 408, is a transitory mindset; a road spanning several different genres,
reminding us to never forget the people we met in place A, even when we arrive at place B.

Justin Marshall Orlow’s new album looks to answer the question, “Where is our destination, if the musical origin can be traced back to the traditions of rock and folk and blues?”

Or to put it more bluntly, East 408 offers a solution to “where does the music go from here?”

Jeremy Lessnau
"—“East 408” lilts with a reverent familiarity of the American folk ballad. Orlow sets out across the geography of the folk ballad from a home base of southern rock. The result is a sound somewhere south of americana and just north of true country; a place where folk’s forlorn melodies can reside in the comfortable hospitality of time=­tested southern rhythms."
​Jeremy Lessnau
 
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