Interview with Damyon Jolley, Florence, Alabama

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Damyon Jolley
Damyon Jolley (Florence, Alabama)

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Damyon Jolley has been playing bass since 2012. He relocated to Muscle Shoals for school in the early 2010s, and starting in 2017, has worked as an engineer, producer, and bassist based in Florence, Alabama. Damyon Jolley is also the band manager for the Muscle Shoals-based band, Coffee Black. Founded by lead vocalist and pianist CJ Anderson, Coffee Black is a retro funk and soul band. Their sound is driven by the rhythm section of Damyon Jolley, Matt Pettie, Michael Rogers, Angelo Sandoval, and Taylor Edwards, and horn section of Nick Watford, Jaimy Murff, Eli Hart, and Chase Fowler. The Black EP, a solo project released by CJ Anderson in 2017, laid the foundation for Coffee Black’s sound and was further expanded with the release of their self-titled debut album in the fall of 2019. 

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/24/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Florence, Alabama
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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