Announcing the advent of Orchard Hill Studio:

Emily and I (Damon) have moved with our family to Southern Vermont, taken up residence in an old farmhouse, and are creating a place for recording and all things musical in the reverberant barn, where we are in the midst of laying down violin and overdubs for the next JOTC album.

Please contact us if you need help with producing, mixing, or mastering a project. We are also offering remote lessons in composition, violin, guitar, and piano.

Some recent in-studio solo performances by Damon are posted on the studio Facebook Page.


In March of 2010, JOTC embarked on our first tour and Kate brought along an old-fashioned video camera. We’ve released a MINI-DOCUMENTARY of that trip, which includes excerpts from our first radio interview (from that same week), along with many previously unreleased live audio clips of the early band.


Also to commemorate Jack O' The Clock's decade together in the Bay Area, we are releasing the first of a two-volume compilation of previously-unreleased material, NO OUTLET.


NO OUTLET is not for sale, it’s a FREE DOWNLOAD for anyone who could give us a hand in spreading the word about the band in some way. Here are some things you could do:

-spin us on your music podcast or radio show

-send us to your friend who has a music podcast or radio show, runs a festival, etc.

-include us on a public Spotify playlist

-write a review of one of our albums anyplace our music is sold (Amazon, CDBaby, etc).

-write about us in your blog, or otherwise spread the word on social media

-anything else you can come up with…it all helps!

Then, just let us know at and we’ll send you a download code.

MORE INFO on NO OUTLET, like the stories behind the songs, the lyrics, and personnel.


Our live album, WITNESS, has made it into several people’s “best of 2019” lists, earning the #1 spot on the Finnish site Pienemmat Purot, as well as being named one of Avant Music News’ ALBUMS OF THE YEAR.

Mike Borella of Avant Music News, on WITNESS:

By distilling their work over the last several years to its core and then building anew on top of that, Jack O’ The Clock has managed to produce an indispensable live recording that has remarkably little redundancy when compared to the corresponding studio recordings...Witness includes brilliantly-executed long instrumental breaks as well as atmospheric folk-ish moments and vocally-oriented pieces sprinkled with sadness.

Roger Trenwith of The Progressive Aspect:

a 67-minute long trip into a surreal version of Americana that sounds like no-one else...The rhythm section in particular shines on this album, which is a perfect introduction for the uninitiated.

Jack O’The Clock’s studio albums are intricate works benefitting from layered production, but here, the songs are stripped bare and opened up for close inspection. Often grouped together to form song suites, a surprisingly feral ferocity is revealed...

Jon Davis of Expose:

All the performances are stellar, full of energy and superb technique. Violin and bassoon both get many moments to shine, and the arrangements include plenty of space for their melodic spite of their mostly-acoustic instrumentation and delicate chamber-like interactions, there is plenty of muscle in the rhythm section, and [bassist Jason] Hoopes’ playing gets several sections to take the lead in addition to providing firm support for the music. There’s not a weak track in the set, and as someone who witnessed the actual performance, I am thrilled to have this confirmation that Jack o’ the Clock really was every bit as good as they seemed at the time.

WITNESS is now available for DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, through Oakland’s GEOMANCY RECORDS.

Here are two videos from the same show:

The Old Man And The Table Saw

Guru On The Road/TheBlizzard/Ten Fingers


JOTC has no live performances planned for the time being, but future shows are quite possible, with planning.