Philadelphia musicians creating new music and twisting unexpected covers.
Acoustic and electric trio.

 Jim Schoenlank (acoustic & electric guitar, vocals) – singer/songwriter honed his songwriting and skills in Greenwich Village with Fast Folk, an active community of singer/songwriters noted to have spawned the careers of several high profile artists…songwriting continues with catchy melodies and lighthearted lyrics, now for Jimi Kenrick.

Kenn Brown (electric & 1947 Anton Seifert Upright bass, vocals) – laying down the bottom for a long list of Philadelphia area bands and in studio recordings for decades, playing Bluegrass, Rock&Roll, and Blues…performed for in the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore club scene plus concert venues, playing stages from the Main Point to the Villanova Field House with Highway, Foundation & Empire, The Type, The Planets, and Asphalt Field Cats…studio work as a sideman started with the Nicolos and 1/2 Track Studio and he appears on recordings with several bands, most recently with Pokerface Blues Band (with Rick) and Blow the House Down, recorded at the Barn in Newtown Sq….returned to his roots in the 90s playing upright for several area Bluegrass bands including Long Trail, White Clay Tributary, Joe Hillman Band, White Clay Pigeons, and Special Delivery.

Rick Tomassone (drums, vocals) – setting the groove in Philadelphia bands for decades…influenced by jazz drummers but grew up in rock and roll, his first band, The Bondsmen led a series of collaborations over the next decades with such notable bands The Knorbotten Laurel, Timepiece. The Sonic Arts Quartet, The Planets (featuring current bassist Kenn Brown), MidLife Crisis, Childmind, The Pokerface Blues Band (featuring Ken Klaus) …now a singer/songwriter and percussionist behind the JKR collaboration

“a bit like Lyle Lovett crossed with James Taylor but playing through marshall amps with influences from rock, pop, folk and jazz … thoughtful variety, fun-loving music and well-delivered performances .. it works!”


(All live recordings from hand-held recorder in the field)


Upcoming events Summer


  • July 5, Singer/Songwriter Summer music Series – Middletown Library in Media Pa 6:30- 8:30 PM


  • July 29th – Party Gig



JKR loves playing for Parties, Shows, Festivals, and Openings from 30-minute acts to “into-the-morning” parties (welcoming requests, guest singers, and instrumentalists).

Either “plugged-in” acoustics (guitar, uke, upright bass, drums) or all electric and always fun.

To book JKR for a GIG, Party, Opening or Show contact us at

jim@givingbean.com – subject: JKR GIG?