JASON DEVORE - “The Road To Clarity" ALBUM REVIEW

March 11, 2019

Jason Devore, frontman of the Arizona punk rock band Authority Zero has launched a run of Florida tour dates in support of his first solo record in 9 years, 'The Road To Clarity: Conviction Vol 3.'

 

Authority Zero was formed in 1994 and DeVore took on the role of the band's guitarist/lead singer. DeVore brings high energy and authentic rawness talent to every song and live show making him an ideal frontman. I recently chatted with Authority Zero when their last forthcoming album "Persona Non Grata" dropped in late 2018. You can check out that full interview HERE.

 

DeVore's first solo album, "Conviction Volume I: The Smoke House Sessions" came after writing a series of solo/acoustic demos and being approached by good friend Bryan Sandell with the tracks. In 2007, DeVore had approached Sandell once again with new songs and was eager to record his second solo album. With touring conflicts and busy scheduling the second album "Conviction Volume II The Crooked Path” wasn't released until 2010. Nearly 9 years later DeVore is back with his third installment “Conviction Volume III: The Road To Clarity” which is out now.

The Road To Clarity is beautifully hand-crafted love letter about life on the road, perseverance and at times, whiskey. The American country-punk rock album is reminiscent of bands like Lucero and Social Distortion, (mostly Mike Ness' solo music) with the familiar hints and grapplings of Authority Zero's AZ desert rawness.

 

Tunes like opening track I HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO, CHOKE, and BLACK AND BLUE have an almost celtic punk melodic drone that make you want to drink alone all night singing along while tunes like title track THE ROAD TO CLARITY, WHISKEY AND ROSES and WHO'S SIDE ARE YOU ON are rooted in an acoustic outlaw country similar to the classics of Cash and Williams.

Buy/stream the record here: 
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You can check out Jason DeVore on his Florida tour, dates below:

 

MAR 8 West End Trading Co.- Sanford, FL

MAR 9 Raffurty’s Bar & Grill Sarasota- Sarasota, FL

MAR 10 Surfer The Bar - Jacksonville Beach, FL

MAR 12 HIGH DIVE - Gainesville, FL

MAR 13 Mad Beach Dive Bar- Madeira Beach, FL

MAR 14 Iron Oak Post- Melbourne, FL

MAR 15 Banana Boat- Boynton Beach, FL

MAR 16 Martinis Bombay- Marco Island, FL

MAR 23 Desert Empire Fairgrounds & Events Center- Ridgecrest, CA

 

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