About JJ & The Acoustic Machine – Cologne-based Alternative Folk & Country Band, consisting of Markus Callejon, Sven Jungbeck, Johann May, Nico Stallmann & Jost Schiefer.

Formed in 2011 by Sven, Markus and me because of an old mandolin and the conclusion, that – hanging out at bars or in the streets of Cologne at night – the only thing, which makes me feel a little less empty, is strumming a Steve Earle Song on my Blueridge. Back from the grey side of life, we’ve been busking every slippery pavement with joy and passion, invoking the city’s hidden love for Folk & Country made of conrete, bricks, heart, soul. To be found somewhere between saturday and sunday…

J