Cover art and CD design by Brett Neiman. Rock CD ‘Eleventh Hour Grace’ by John Condron & The Benefit is our first all music product. JC&B have been backing up EM Press poets for over a decade, at the Green Mill in Chicago, Chicago St Pub in Joliet, Bowery Poetry Club in NY, etc. John Condron on guitar and vox, Jeff Bella on bass, and Barrett Harvey on drums, tracks include: Blurred, Lady Grey, Sacred Places , Paper Planes, Tea Party Stomp, Open, Your Kind, Minutes To Hours, Moments of Grace, Shut Up, Ransomed, Difficult.
This collection of expertly-crafted Midwestern rock-pop features heartfelt songs that were built for the bars, with just enough decoration to keep your ears engaged through all twelve songs. — Jeff Elbel, bigtakeover.com
Taking bits of Crowded House’s Neil Finn and Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook, John Condron & The Benefit show no shortage of melodic sensibilities throughout their fourth long player, Eleventh Hour Grace. — Andy Argyrakis, Illinois Entertainer