Photographs: Jelly Roll brings genre-blending sound to Bangor

Singer Jelly Roll, who gained three CMT Music Awards this 12 months, introduced his genre-blending type to a present on the Maine Financial savings Amphitheater in Bangor on Saturday night time.

It was the most recent cease on his summer time “Backroad Baptism” tour with openers Wrestle Jennings and Elle King. The identify of the tour is a nod to the headliner’s struggles with habit and previous life as a drug supplier in his residence metropolis of Nashville.

Jelly Roll, whose actual identify is Jason DeFord, gained some native prominence as a rapper greater than a decade in the past however has shifted to a extra country-oriented sound. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2021 and gained the CMT awards for his hit music “Son of a Sinner.”

Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Day by day Information in 2015 after time on the Kennebec Journal. He lives in Augusta, graduated from the College of Maine in 2012 and has a grasp’s diploma from the College…
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