New music from John Michael Rouchell and his new band.

Photo of John Michael Rouchell

MyNameIsJohnMichael has been conspicuously quiet recently, perhaps because front man and songwriter John Michael Rouchell has retired the band and name. This year when he performs at Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 27 at 12:15, he'll do so under his own name with a band that includes MNIJM alumnus Joe Shirley on keyboards, and Bridge Trio members Joe Dyson Jr. and Max Moran on drums and bass respectively.

Here's a preview of Rouchell's new sound, "Holler," from the upcoming The Separation EP. The track is more groove-oriented with drums programmed by Ben Lorio. It's also less self-consciously anthemic than much of his music from the last few years.