About Finding Jimmy Hoffa
Little Rock, AR
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"Finding Jimmy Hoffa is the new standard in radio"
Graham Keeling ABC Radio Mar 25, 2009
Named the "Godfathers of Southern Grunge" by a local entertainment firm and their fan base, Finding Jimmy Hoffa is well known in their community for combining many hard rock influences ranging from Clutch to Deftones, with deep roots in southern soil, creating their unique musical style. Finding Jimmy Hoffa originally formed in April of 2007 as a four-piece hard rock group from the remnants of the former popular local band known as Bad Mojo. In their infancy, the band was asked to perform the following summer at the Osceola Music Festival in their hometown where they opened for Black Oak Arkansas, Jim Dandy, and Buddy Jewel to a large enthusiastic audience. This kind of response to their original sound gave the band inspiration to record a self produced 5-song EP titled “What Would You Do” which was recorded at Dream Maker Productions. After completing the recording of the EP, the band realized that a second guitar would be appropriate to add to the group. From this, Jason, James, Joey and Shawn found and recruited Chet to complete the group in early 2008. Later that year, the band was on a local radio program when they caught the ears of Massey Records President David Vanlandingham. “We heard them on "Locals Only" a show featuring bands for the mid-south region on 93X and our company (DMA Entertainment) was hosting a "charity concert" for the homeless so we decided to have the band play. They definitely stole the 6-band lineup show!”
Soon after, Finding Jimmy Hoffa was a member of Massey Records and in the studio recording their upcoming album “Southern Hospitality”. Produced by Mike Bailey (Sleepy LA Beef, The Wedding) Finding Jimmy Hoffa were able to create a hard rock southern grunge feel that they felt captured their sound. David’s view of the bands encounter with Mike was one of great chemistry. “Everything seemed to flow perfectly. Mike Bailey and FJH work so well together. "Save Our City" was musically written by Mike and Jason (lead singer) wrote the lyrics in 4 minutes.” Southern Hospitality is now available online and selected stores.