John Jacob Magistery‘s “The Greatest Story Ever” might be the greatest song ever to warm your cold little heart this winter. I mean really, how could you not want to cozy up in front of a fireplace (or a Youtube video of) with a nice whiskey in hand, snow (or ice) falling calmly outside your window, while you listen to this folk/indie heartfelt gem?
The name might not be familiar but you might recognize a few of the band’s players. Lead by singer/songwriter Johnny Griffin (The Franklin Electric), who joined forces with various other musicians namely drummer Anthony Lombardi and violinist Mackenzie Myatt, the new Montreal native collective has already released an unsigned debut EP “Narcissism Unto Loneliness” this last spring (Available here).
Thanks to considerable airplay on CHOM, John Jacob Magistery is creating quite the buzz, having been named Montreal’s up’n’comer on CTV Montreal, thanks to Jason Rockman. Which means 2015 is their year. Which also means you won’t want to miss your chance to see them play an intimate venue this January 22nd: The band will be at O Patro Vys (With First You get the Sugar). So grab a pen, mark your calendars, call the babysitter, do what you have to do to be there.
Until then, the video; which gives to the eyes what the song gives to the ears. Enjoy.
About Caroline Royer
NUMTL Founder and Editor-in-chief, Caroline is an Ottawa-born Montrealer who has spent the better part of her life playing and listening to music. Otherwise, she is a diehard Sens fan, freakishly into architecture and industrial design and terrible at staying put for more than 5 minutes.