JonEmery & The Unconventionals
The Unconventionals are a Sacramento, Ca. area Alt-Country group blending Country, Folk, Blues & CowPunk to create their own style of American Roots Music. Fronted by singer/songwriter JonEmery, their sound rides the line of rootsy country/folk and interstellar jam as they approach their life stories of highways and heartache, with a sense of humor and humility. Coupled with their raucous and inclusive live shows, The Unconventionals prove to be new breed of Alt/Country who know the rules enough to break them, in a traditionally unconventional fashion
Within two years, The Unconventionals have found themselves opening up for The White Buffalo, Mike & The Moonpies, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Reverend Peyton & His Big Damn Band, JP Harris, Dallas Moore, Hellbound Glory, The Nickel Slots and hold a monthly residency at the famed Sacramento live music venue staple, The Torch Club.
The Unconventionals are made up of some of the most unlikely of musicians. Mike Bacon (Bass/Keyboards, Recording Engineer) is also, front man, rhythm guitarist and songwriter of Rap/Metal band, "Sour Diesel", JD Vargas (Drums) is also the percussionist for local Bossa Nova Jazz Band "Que Bossa" and the mysterious Steel & Lead Guitarist Bowhall, from parts unknown. Together, they put their individual & complimentary sound in every song and stretch the boundaries of contemporary Americana.