“I’m a blues man; all I got are stories.” â€“ Pierre Moore.
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.