Friday - July, 19 @ 10:00pm
Laurie Jones has paved her own path and has proven so by releasing her 5th self produced record, BRIDGES, which has identified her, once again, as a songwriter to watch and listen for.
She has been often compared to both Chrissie Hynde and Lucinda Williams for her lyrical wit and melodic sass. This comparison she happily and humbly accepts. Influenced by a multitude of styles from Tom Petty to The Beatles, Jones combines popular sounds with a nod to both Americana and Gospel.
On the latest release, Laurie is joined by core band members Arend Trent Thibodeau and Doug Hoyt. The record was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Doug at Sounds Like Music Studio in South Portland Maine. A cast of guest musicians contributed to the songs which results in a "fierce" compilation of some of Maine's best kept secrets and could be, rightfully so, Jones' best work to date.
The process was solidified by having the record mastered by Grammy winning Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland Maine.
Laurie Jones Band: Bridges, is a reminder that Jones is here to stay and on a personal mission. She is backed by her rock solid band and armed with the full Jones musical punch she is known for.
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” - Goldmine Magazine
“Jones really clicks! She is different than most of what is out there”- Indie Music
"Powerful"- Northeast Performer
"Refreshingly genuine and musically to the point"- Maine Edge
"Contemporary rock with a hint of folk"- Portland Press Herald.
"Listen with headphones and hold on for one helluva ride" - THC Press
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.