Coldfire has played professionally for over 15 of his 31 years from
Texas to New York and across the pond in Europe. Throughout his career, JT
has gained the reputation as one of the hardest working musicians in Austin,
sometimes playing 3 shows in a single evening never repeating the same song
twice for over 9 hours of live performance. His travels all over the Texas
Gulf Coast, klahoma, Tennessee, New York and as far off as Sweden, have
gained an audience that is as dedicated to his performances as he is to
His virtuosity as a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer has garnered praise
as one of the unsung heroes of the new crop of Austin blues artists.
Although his guitar playing has been compared to the likes of
Stevie Ray Vaughan and
Freddie King, his style is all his own as he
draws from numerous influences for a cocktail of traditional yet progressive
interpretations; one minute leaning toward
Muddy Waters and the next toward BB King
but always sounding like himself. Raw & Real.
His authoritative stage presence is emphasized by his bellowing, guttural
voice that will falsetto or growl to garner response. His newest release
"Crazy Sun" shows the range of his songwriting as no two songs sound alike
but still have JT's fingerprints all over them. This new record drips of his
abilities in several styles providing a powerful blend of American Roots
Music that can only be described as Raw & Real.