"Homegrown rock & soul." That is both how The Jaded Lips describe their sound as well as their band mantra. This dynamic trio, comprised of Michael Wertz on guitar & vocals, Hunter Karns on bass & Dave Applas on drums, have gone from the basement to the big stage in two years through hard work, tight song craft & high energy performances.
The Altoona, PA trio invokes shades of classic & modern rock, garage, blues & R&B. Citing influences ranging from The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys, James Brown, Freddie King, Prince, Bill Withers, & The Black Crowes. Their energetic presence & penchant for delivering catchy hooks takes one of the most tried & true genres of music, & makes it sound refreshing as ever.