Sunday - November, 14 @ 5:00pm
Laurie Jones is an American Singer/songwriter that had been dubbed “the missing link between Dusty Springfield and Tom Petty. She has been referred to as “Chrissie Hynde with a folk guitar” and compared to Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow for her Americana and Folk-Rock influences. These comparisons she happily and humbly accepts. Influenced by a multitude of styles from Tom Petty, Suzanne Vega, and Fleetwood Mac, Jones combines the craft of songwriting with her own unique sounds that range from Rock to Gospel. Whether playing her songs acoustic solo, or backed by her rock solid band, Jones delivers the lyrical sass and musical punch she has built her reputation on.
What others are saying:
"A name to listen for in New England’s folk-rock circles"- Portland Phoenix
"Chrissie Hynde with a folk guitar"- Dirty Linen
“Jones is edgy and fully fueled”….. “in a perfect world, she'd already be a star, and these songs would be staples on iPods everywhere ” - Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine Magazine “Jones really clicks! She is different than most of what is out there”- Indie Music
"Powerful"- Northeast Performer “She blazes her own trail as a unique songwriter with style and power to spare."- Maine Edge
"Contemporary rock with a hint of folk" - Portland Press Herald.
"Listen with headphones and hold on for one helluva ride" - THC Press
Laurie Jones to release ‘Dark Horse’ October 22nd :
When life gets rough, singer-songwriter Laurie Jones rides it out with her music. Taking her own life experiences and crafting songs is a natural solution for Jones, who is set to release her latest studio album Dark Horse.
Dark Horse is a 9-tracker showcasing Jones’ impressive storytelling. “It’s my version of a concept record twisting personal subjects, such as faith, self-acceptance, battling addictions and mental health into the message. Life can get messy, so it’s ultimately about making peace with all that messiness and landing on forgiveness”, states Jones, “being able to forgive not only others, but most importantly, yourself”. With a history for clever and sassy lyrics, Dark Horse paints a vivid musical landscape for all the above.
Dark Horse is a cathartic product that came from the turbulence of 2020. Jones was forced to slow down and observe her own life during an unprecedented time. Waking in the early hours of the mornings, and struggling with insomnia, she found respite with a guitar. “I was reminded of the best therapy”, which is music. Inspired by the likes of Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, The Rolling Stones and Melissa Etheridge, Jones creates a sound that is completely her own. Recorded at Halo Studio in Windham Maine, Dark Horse is Jones’ first album working with producers Darren Elder, Mehuman Ernst and Engineer Kevin Billingslea. Because of the pandemic, it was necessary to rely on a team approach to see the project through. Mirroring the album itself, the record required patience, trust and the ability to let go. These elements, no doubt resulted in a confident and even more defiant return for Laurie Jones who has delivered a very brave and bittersweet Dark Horse.
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