jim heekin - guitar/vox, Matt kubis - banjo/vox, jeremiah streets - keys/bass, Jon Schimek - pedal steel/guitar, Nod Norkus - Drums
Sun Jr. is the bastard son of a psychedelic-fueled desert orgy no one acknowledges, but resembles all who were there, like Hendrix, Young, The Grateful Dead, and The Doors. Raised in the shadows of their half-siblings, and kindred cousins including My Morning Jacket, The War on Drugs, Lord Huron, Father John Misty, and Wilco, Sun Jr. sounds as familiar as their family tree, yet their configuration of pedal steel, banjo, electric guitar, bass-organ, and drums creates a whole new sound that is both classic and forward.
Never allowing the song structure to harness the impulse of the moment, Sun Jr. creates a wall of sound through their unique tapestry of folk, Americana, and rock n' roll, melded with swirling psychedelic effects. Effortlessly slipping through the ebb and flows of ethereal space ballads, dark surf waltzes, and swampy foot-stomping jams, the vocals become another layer to the music. Still, it should not be understated the power wielded by the dynamic dual vocals of Jim Heekin’s twin-engine rumbling airplane soaring and diving through desert canyon walls and Matt Kubis's banished angel calling out into the isolated night of the backwoods along the furthest edges of the Rocky Mountains. More an experience than performance, tune in and drop out with Sun Jr. and you’ll be reverberating in the glow of the little sun for days and nights to come.
Formed in 2013, and hailing from Boulder, Sun Jr. has played in highlighted venues including Mackey Auditorium, The Boulder Theater, and E-Town, plus uncounted festivals, music halls, breweries, bars, and house parties in and around Colorado.