Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.
Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.
Jaw Potato combines a blend of well known tunes with unique instrumentation to create a sound all their own. Playing many different styles of music from rock, disco, funk, reggae and even rap, Jaw Potato consistently throws twists and turns at their audience making each set the band performs different from the last.
The sound that Jaw Potato creates comes from the combination of the experience of the members of the band and the instrumentation and arrangements of the music. Electric violin along with a driving rhythm section and strong vocals give Jaw Potato the ability to tackle songs that most bands wouldn’t even think possible to perform with just five members.
If you have seen Jaw Potato perform you will feel the depth of the styles and the excitement of the grooves but most of all you will remember the fun you had dancing and grooving to the music!