Wednesday, March 7, 2012


American Bloomers
American Bloomers
photo by Rennie Solis

You know the feeling. That feeling of reconnecting with a best friend you haven’t seen in years and picking up right where you left off. That’s how I feel about the American Bloomers. If you’re not familiar with them, then listening to their songs will make you feel like you've known them for years.

Their debut EP Part One, recently released, is a welcoming, warm hug of rock balladry set to smooth acoustic strums. It’s like cozying up in front of a warm fire or a long road trip you wish would never end.

Jaime Wyatt of American Bloomers
Jaime Wyatt of American Bloomers performs at The Viper Room.
photo by picksysticks

American Bloomers, consisting of lead singer Jaime Wyatt and siblings Jonathan and Jane Sheldon, aren't strangers to the local scene. Their dedicated and loyal fan-base has followed their careers with zest, attending their shows all over Los Angeles including The Viper Room and The Hotel Café – all the while Jane Sheldon of American Bloomerswithout having a formal album release. Now, with their highly anticipated EP, American Bloomers proves that good things come to those who wait.

One of the hardest working bands in town, American Bloomers shines without the flashiness as their blue-collar sound is echoed in Jonathan's southern-tinged guitars on "Never Had The Chance.” In “Fell For Love,” Jaime resonates classic rock with her rough-diamond vocals while the slow-burning ballad "Love Will Wreck You" whispers Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Swaying simple, smooth melodies wrapped around world-weary emotions makes Part One a seductive and soulful debut for American Bloomers.
Jonathan Sheldon of American Bloomers
They perform their songs about life filled with heartbreak as though they’ve lived through every note of it. Like the calm before the storm, the American Bloomers are the ray of sunlight trying to pierce through the dark clouds.

And it looks as though their hard work is starting to pay off. Their EP has started out strong, already receiving numerous accolades from reviewers and their song “Never Had The Chance” just got nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards which recognizes and honors artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. That awards ceremony will be held this November in Los Angeles.

You can purchase their Part One EP on iTunes right HERE and on Amazon right HERE. And this Sunday you can catch them when they perform at Zoey's Cafe in Ventura.

Hey, with Saint Patrick's Day just around the corner (March 17th) check out American Bloomers' official music video for "Shamrock" off their new EP Part One.

"Shamrock" by American Bloomers.