The Peaceful Fools play an eclectic blend of acoustic music drawing on folk, rock, jazz, blues, and a shared obsession with a good song. We're currently playing a set composed of covers ranging from The Band to The Decemberists to Gnarls Barkley, and are adding in original material over time. John's highly expressive voice and Jay's wide ranging guitar expand the possibilities of the two instruments and two voices formula into an ear-grabbing sound that's sure to raise your spirits.
John's sang lead doing blues and acoustic solo gigs recently after being active in church music since childhood. Jay grew up with one or more of his father's guitars always nearby, eventually playing in jazz, metal, prog, and finally multiple acoustic groups.
We play live in Saint Louis at small cozy venues. Give us a shout if you're interested in having us play for your shindig.
John - U2, Bobby Bare Jr., Ryan Adams, Son Volt
Jay - Greg Brown, Nick Drake, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel
John plays Takamine 6 and 12 string guitars, Jay plays Taylor 6-string, Fender Bass, Custom Electrics (thanks Tony). Mando by closest available.