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Black Country? Blues? Deep Blues? Rock ‘n’ Roll? “The Good Life” is American music done with passion and care, drawing plenty from the past and gleaning just as much from the present. Whatever you call it, just make sure you have the windows down and stereo cranked. Deep fried and defiant, John The Conqueror demands you turn up and listen loud. – Black Grooves
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Three years ago, Michael Gardner sold his bass and bought a drum kit. Pierre Moore bought a cheap microphone and plugged it into a practice amp. Like their good ol’ days growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, they were playing the blues! Within weeks of forming their two-piece juke group, they met Ryan Lynn. The friendship came immediately and once Ryan picked up the bass, the music quickly followed. By combining musical elements from the genres they loved, the songs poured out in an inspired fury. Only three months after meeting, they chose the name of the folkloric slave hero, John the Conqueror, and took to the stage in Philadelphia, playing their own blend of the southern rock from their childhoods, the punk of their adolescence, and the blues and soul they had always held closely.

Entirely written by Pierre Moore, with the exception of a notable cover (“Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield”), “The Good Life” is the follow up to the band’s self-titled debut album released in 2012 on Alive. It is a collection of vignettes from Pierre’s childhood in Mississippi and tales of his life in the streets of a Philly project, where the three friends currently live.

“I’m a blues man; all I got are stories.” – Pierre Moore.
Read Pierre’s interview for THAT MAG here.
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John The Conqueror are a testament to the deep history of the delta. They are born of the blues, with a few adders in the mix. The trio is soulful to their core, with devious undertones reminiscent of a voodoo child, slight return (credit). – Blues Rock Review
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John the Conqueror was a folkloric slave hero, an African prince sold into slavery in America who never let his enslavement break his spirit.  John the Conqueror is also a root usually used in sexual spells that can also be an item of luck for gamblers.  Both of these inspired the name of a Philadelphia-based blues-rock trio made up of Mississippi ex-pats singer/guitarist Pierre Moore and drummer Michael Gardner and bassist Ryan Lynn. – Interview for Highway 81 Revisited
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You cant argue with the impact of coming out the corner with a 1-2 punch combo. Consider me conquered. – Roctober
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Rough-and-tumble blues-rock with a punk edge. – Living Blues
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These ten tracks explore a blues catalogue where hedonism, whiskey and women become focal points. They highlight the roadhouses and honky tonks they first learned to cut their teeth on (“Mississippi Drinkin’”) as well as the influences that have been turning them on for decades. “Road to Bayport” opens with a nod to Jimi Hendrix while “Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield” breathes new life into Randy Newman’s original number. But perhaps what impresses most is the fiery “Daddy’s Little Girl”, a track tailor-made for Janis Joplin. A bluesman inside and out, frontman Pierre Moore pens a song with integrity and honesty, making it seem as though his experiences are ours, too. – StageBuddy
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A band of exceptional quality.  – Pennyblackmusic
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Rather than making the mistake that trio members sometimes do – trying to make up for the three-piece lineup by overplaying – Gardner and Lynn know how to work theholes in the sound and find dynamics in absence and return. At times they provide the wallop and rumble for Moore’s guitar work to rumble over; at other times, they drop out to allow him to drive a point home with a blistering run – sealing the deal with a slamming re-entry. – Brian Robbins Blog
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There’s a new funkin’ blues man in town, Moore and his mates deliver eleven songs of powerful blues, hard scrapple delta mud under the figernails kinda blues, packed with move on or get the hell out of my way soulful passion. – Popatunes
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Back in ye olden tymes, electric blues was a perfect mix of urban and rural – the sound of artists who grew up in the country interpreting the sound of the city. Unlike the majority of its city-bred contemporaries, blues rock trio John the Conqueror strikes the balance perfectly on its second LP The Good Life. – Blurt Magazine

From the hand-clapping ruckus of opener “I Just Wanna” to the inescapable strutting melody at the center of “Say What You Want” to the menacing, riveting closer “3 More,” in which guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Pierre Moore asks the listener, grammar be damned, “What would you do if you was in my shoes?,” this is a band that means it. John the Conqueror’s music is loaded with attitude, but not a speck of pretension. This is no frills, from the gut rock and roll and the impact is immediate. – Vinyl Under Review
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Time To Go : This raw, bluesy old-school soul track is just one of many gems on Philadelphia trio self-titled debut album. – Brian Mansfield and Steve Jones / USA Today
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Sounds like the work of a supergroup power trio made up of three vets who just wanted to get together and lay it down, making gutsy, raw, bluesy music for the sheer joy of it. The fact that this is the first time in a studio for the members of this band is mind-blowing. – Brian Robbins / Jambands
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"I don’t mind being derivative; everything we play is derivative because we are paying homage to blues history.” – Interview with John The Conqueror / 215 Mag
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Grab the time to give ‘Time to Go’ the full monty. You won’t be disappointed. With tinges of 60′s Atlantic soul hidden inside and an unexpected blast of guitar a minute in, it is top drawer. – Dave Goodwin / Pennyblack Music
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John The Conqueror are the real deal and will not disappoint your blues rock soul! – The Fire Note
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Like their voodoo-ingredient namesake, they are all about powerful roots. Dirty blues punk with thunderous oomph and slinky, sex ooze. – Roctober
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Soul music is not dead. John The Conqueror have released a fantastic break-out album that’s laced with whiskey dreams, the Mississippi Delta, and nostalgia for some of soul music’s greatest. 5 STAR. – Knuckle Rumbler
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Is there a category of music called Hard-Arse Soul? J the C has nailed it. The 10 tracks here bristle with surly attitude that I’m told living in the City of Brotherly Love can bring on. Pierre Moore’s smoothly assured vocal echoes with a tinge of menace. Bass-man Ryan Lynn is the local guy who lays down a fine and fluid rumble, while Pierre’s cuzz Michael Gardner delivers the requisite backbeat laden with wrecking ball swing. – i94Bar
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If you remember what you’ve always liked about rock music that hews close to the blues and soul traditions, you will be well-disposed to enjoy what JTC is doing. There’s also a punk influence, best heard on stuff like the fast guitar intro to “Say What You Want”, which is a 2:25 rant that keeps a high energy level throughout. – WYMA
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Standouts include the reverb laden southern blues tracks “Southern Boy” and “All Alone”, the Chuck Berry-like “Lucille” which recounts the wicked ways of women, and the boozy song of seduction, “Come Home With Me.” John The Conqueror has released a solid debut that’s steeped Mississippi Delta, juke joints and a penchant for vintage soul. – J Felton / Record Dpt.
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Guitarist/vocalist Pierre Moore hails from the blues heartland of Jackson, Mississippi, as does his cousin Michael Gardner (drums). The addition of Ryan Lynn on bass adds some northern (Philly) soul to the southern grit, making for an album with raw blues at its core, though it’s also informed by southern rock, gospel and even punk. – skrbblr
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It’s all smokestacks, greasy ball bearings, mudslides, and corn liquor swilled from mason jars; raggedly scorching guitar riffs, a thunderous rhythm section, and howled vocals. ‘Say What You Want’ rockets me off my rear every time. – Brian Greene / Happening Magazine
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Like a grainy, saturated film image of Otis Redding, John The Conqueror ooze a classic soul vibe. The retro blues beginning on Time To Go is stripped down to the essentials of voice, guitar and light harmonies. Half way through, the rest of the band jumps in. The track opens up and kicks ass. – Jester Jay
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Leader Pierre Moore has a matter-of-fact singing voice, tasteful six-string skills and a tuneful writing style that balances licks and melody and avoids classic rock overload. – Michael Toland / The Big Takeover
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Pierre Moore, singer and guitarist, wrote and produced all the songs with an ear for the straight forward down and dirty street blues sound. Rhythms shift from the chugging to the swinging to the driving and the funky. – Vanguard
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They will bring you from the church to the juke joint in four quick minutes. – Mad Chicago
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John The Conqueror’s new LP is downright street smart funky. – Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout
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Solid and timeless. – Blues Matters UK
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Pierre Moore is a charismatic frontman, strutting the stage, ripping away at guitar licks and belting out dynamic vocals. Joining Moore are his cousin Michael Gardner, a force of nature on drums, and local guy Ryan Lynn, who brings a rumbling low end to the mix. – The Key WXPN
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