When we started Jam in the Van we had this vision of a music discovery vehicle that could go anywhere in search of amazing music and make high quality recordings of that music to be shared with the world. As such, our growing relationship with Love and the Zealous is one of our proudest moments to date. When you hit play on this session and hear the power and soul behind Richard Love’s voice you will get a better understanding of why we are so glad that we found these guys during our SXSW 2015 contest. They’re from literally the middle of nowhere-bumb-fugh-Texas, and they don’t get out of there too often. In fact, Richard’s first time seeing the ocean came only a few weeks prior to this session being released, when he and the band traveled on their first ever tour of the West Coast, it was a Jam in the Van Presents Tour. Even though they didn’t win our contest (placed fourth in the online voting finals round) we decided we wanted to help these dudes get out of their Texas bubble and spread the Love all over the world. The voice we heard in these jams was just too good to keep hidden. So we’re here to put it up in lights, because that’s what we do, it’s what we dreamed of, what we set out to achieve, and here we are with what might in the purest sense of the word be our first true music “discovery” and we are oh so damn ready to champion it to the world! Give it a listen, maybe two, and please, let us know if you fall in love…