Presenting the Jay Sekulow Band
Here’s their cover of “Long Time” by Boston
The band—featuring Sekulow on drums and guitar—includes John Schlitt, best known as the lead singer for the pioneering Christian rock band Petra, and John Elefante, the mustachioed former lead singer of Kansas.
The output is borderline right-wing vanity project, but the band is not without its dedicated listeners.
The group’s Facebook page has over 100,000 followers, and videos of Sekulow’s jam sessions and rehearsal recordings regularly garner hundreds, if not thousands, of likes. Lee Greenwood, the country-music artist and Trump-inauguration performer, is a fan of Sekulow’s band, and has joined them in performing his signature tune “God Bless the USA.”
The band’s cover of the Doobie Brothers hit “Jesus is Just Alright” has more than 1 million views on Facebook.
Sekulow did not respond to a request for comment on this story, but the band’s original lyrics clearly bear the mark of his politics. In a single, titled “Undemocratic,” the band sings about former IRS commissioner Lois Lerner.
It’s Sekulow and co.’s attempt at a call-to-arms and rousing protest song against the IRS - Tea Party controversy.
“You took the lead to act by what you wanted to do,” they sing as their music video shows Lerner testifying before Congress. “Only trouble is nobody voted for you / democracy in motion means a right to take sides / since when is one rewarded for the email she hides?”
More song stylings can be found here.