Interview by Paul Salfen
Musician J.T Loux will be playing his debut performance supporting his mentor and Producer, Frank Hannon of TESLA, at the Dallas International Guitar Festival on Saturday, May 1. J.T pulls inspiration from modern bands such as Jack White, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Dirty Honey and Rival Sons, as well as being influenced by classic bands such as The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors.
J.T. LOUX is a new cutting edge singer/songwriter with his debut album ‘Taken by Moonlight’, released this spring. Teaming up with Producer Frank Hannon of TESLA, this album contains 8 brand new songs that the band has written and recorded throughout this past year.
In 2019, J.T. LOUX took notice of Zach Cook and Ethan Pecha playing in local clubs and loved the way they grooved together as a rhythm section. Reconnecting in January of 2020, at the NAMM show, J.T. LOUX asked if Zach Cook would be interested in recording some music together. A couple weeks later, they added bass player Ethan Pecha to start their song writing journey.
With the addition of Drummer Zach Cook and Bassist Ethan Pecha, the group has set out to create their own style of modern rock music. Combining J.T. LOUX’s songwriting, melodic singing and aggressive guitar playing, Zach Cook’s solid hard hitting drums, and Ethan Pecha’s thunderous bass tone, these three musicians create a massive sound for a trio.
J.T. LOUX has been working non-stop on the development of harmonies. The mixture of both Zach Cook and Ethan Pecha’s vocals have opened up endless opportunities for unique sounding melodies. Pulling inspiration from modern bands such as Jack White, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Dirty Honey and Rival Sons, as well as being influenced by classic bands such as The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors.
At 18 years old, J.T. began to work on Frank’s ranch to help pay for studio time. When J.T. left his previous band, in late 2019, he began to sing and write his own songs at the age of 19. Through the guidance of Frank and writing/recording his demos, he discovered his own sense of style and singing voice.