Influences: Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen
In late 2006, brothers Robert and Andrew Newport decided that the time was right to rekindle their passion for making music. The two had grown-up performing together in groups of various shapes and sizes, and after college, the itch to form a new band had returned. Robert, guitar, and Andrew, drums, approached former high-school friend and fellow musician and songwriter Chris Jerles, who, excited about the opportunity, quickly accepted the invitation to join the brothers for a series of jam sessions. While light-hearted, the sessions were productive, and unveiled enough potential that shortly thereafter, bassist Randall Trumbull joined the fold, and the young band had already begun writing music and looking to the future. A new era began in early 2011 as Shawn Canary joined the group, bringing with him a fresh enthusiasm that has helped fuel Borrow Tomorrow into its fifth year of writing, recording, and performing in venues all around the Midwest.
"Lead guitarist Robert Newport transitioned seamlessly between bluesy wail and ragged rock...Jerles stalked the big stage and busted out some Springsteen moves. About two-thirds through the performance, he bellowed "I'm looking for a brand new start" at the end of a sly, sliding country-rock piece. They may just get it."
--Nuvo Newsweekly, Indianapolis
"Thoughtful lyrics and refined rocking...Borrow Tomorrow's execution is sharp enough to warrant attention."