IJ started recording his debut full-length LP, When They Want It The Most, in the winter of 2008. The record was produced by former Dovetail Joint singer/guitarist, Chuck Gladfelter, at EQHQ Studios in Chicago. The title track went on to be featured on an episode of NBC’s critically acclaimed drama, Friday Night Lights. IJ spent the rest of his time in the midwest playing shows and winning over fans one by one. IJ has shared the stage with artists such as Owl City at Milwaukee's Summerfest, Ingrid Michaelson, Landon Pigg, Dave Barnes, Ari Hest, Matt White and many others. IJ recently moved back to Wilmington, North Carolina after finishing the recording of his upcoming release, Young Soul EP. This project was a collaborative effort with Chuck Gladfelter once again at the helm.
Additional production was also provided by sound designer, Christian Cullen. Since returning home, IJ has already recruited a band of well-established multi-instrumentalists: drummer, Will Fassbender, and turntablist, TJ 'Chuck T' Dunn. Their electric live show has already rapidly built a strong following around North Carolina, and it doesn't look like there is anything slowing them down. IJ's new record, Young Soul EP, will be digitally released worldwide through iTunes on May 31st. Read more on Last.fm.
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