St. Paul and the Broken Bones are a high-voltage explosion of passion, packed full of soul and shipped to you straight out of Birmingham, Alabama. The band’s lyrical and emotional richness is heard loudly in their stunning new album, with compositions like “Burning Rome” (which Janeway describes as “a letter to God, if I could write it”) and the startling “I’ll Be Your Woman,” which knocks traditional soul music gender roles on their heads.
They toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe behind their debut album and will put their take-no-prisoners live show on the road again this year. Their most recent concert work included arena dates opening for the Rolling Stones in Atlanta and Buffalo. Some acts may have been daunted by such a task, but not this one. “It was pretty neat, it was pretty crazy,” Janeway says. “I love the Rolling Stones, but my train of thought was, you gotta try and blow ‘em off the stage. And that’s still my goal.”