The once-mighty Juniper Tar disbanded in 2013 when singer-guitarist Jason Mohr moved out of town, leaving Milwaukee down one of its finest bands. Happily, another JTar member, longtime Milwaukee troubadour Chris DeMay, has resurfaced with some new music that will be instantly recognizable yet bracingly fresh to fans of his former band. The three-song DEBTS is a sparse, moody EP of old wounds, old regrets, and, yes, old debts. Better yet, all sales of the record will go directly to The Women’s Center of Waukesha.
Why The Women’s Center? DeMay explains in a short statement:
“With this EP release, I am proud to support The Women’s Center during their 40th Anniversary year by donating the proceeds of all sales. The Women’s Center provides safety, shelter, and support for adult and child victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking. More information on their work is available at www.twcwaukesha.org. Thank you for supporting my music and, more importantly, for supporting The Women’s Center. Thanks again, Chris.”
The record can be streamed and/or downloaded for $7 below. A Sean Williamson-directed video for the title track—featuring Lisa Ridgely—is below that. DeMay’s next show is Friday, April 7 at the Walker’s Point Anodyne, with Semi-Twang.