Although young in age, Denver quartet The Congress has established itself as a musical tour-de-force across the nation since the group began touring in May 2010. In 2011, The Congress will be taking their dynamic live performance to festivals including Wakarusa, High Sierra, Tall Tree Lake, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Groovefest, and Targhee Fest. Deeply-rooted yet modern, their sound boasts a foundation in Rock and Roll and southern Rhythm and Blues, their lyrics steeped in the traditions of Virginia and the American songbook. The musicianship is rock solid, complemented by a profound songwriting partnership between lead guitarist Scott Lane and vocalist Jonathan Meadows, whose powerful tenor voice has been compared to the likes of Joe Cocker, Chris Robinson, and Lowell George.
The Congress’ debut self-titled EP has harnessed critical acclaim since its release in March 2010, and has seen airplay on FM radio across the country as well as on a fundraising campaign on CNN for Haitian relief. The band plans to release their first full length album in the beginning of 2012, with their new material largely focusing on their live sound — a unique brand of powerful Rock and Roll that has been turning heads with each performance.