Dark Horse

Laurie Jones Music

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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 her 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. The record kicks off with ‘That Summer’, an infectious and nostalgic track that seems timeless with its driving rhythms, bright harmonies and lead guitar. This, setting the scene for the rest of the album and inviting the lister into what feels confessional and sacred. Up next ‘Light Side’, a straight on rocker, has a powerful energy, incorporating gritty guitar riffs and a catchy chorus that feels like a gutsy teenage anthem. The song ‘Dazed,’ however takes on a mellow and smooth approach with its opening acoustic guitar and unique drum pace, leaving space for Laurie’s distinctive and emotive vocals. Dazed is also the one track on Dark Horse that was written by Torin Jones, who is also Laurie’s son. Deeper into the album, ‘Good Man’, the shortest of tracks, presents a reflective and melancholy approach. Produced with a clear visual in mind, it’s a warning of sorts. Written from the perspective of the antagonist ‘the truth can hurt you, and so will I’, ‘Good Man’ is a cautious tale. This leads perfectly into ‘No Hell’ which offers a powerful gospel-like vocal with the melodic hook of strings and blazing guitars as Jones belts “ain’t no hell like a hurt woman” with conviction and certainty. Later, and bringing the album to a definitive close is the song ‘Letting Go,’ which is the cleansing and emotional finale that leaves Jones “ready to take the dive” and clearly willing to forgive and move on. Noted and rightfully recognized is the emotionally packed performance that you will hear throughout this album. No doubt, Jones delivers am emotional vocal punch that commands attention from the listener. 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. Contact info: PR-Bad Mother Hype info@lauriejonesmusic.com Booking-LJMC laurietunes@gmail.com

Expected release: October 22, 2021

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Bridges

Laurie Jones Band

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Bridges is the highly anticipated full band record by Laurie Jones Band, after several years of going underground.

Laurie Jones, dubbed previously as, "the missing link between Dusty Springfield and Tom Petty", takes you on a confessional journey with just enough gritty rock to make for one fierce travel companion. She has been often compared to both Chrissie Hynde and Lucinda Williams for her lyrical wit and melodic sass. This comparison she humbly accepts.

Laurie Jones Band: Bridges, is a reminder that Jones is here to stay as she continues to be a shameless "song bag". She is backed by her rock solid band and armed with the full Jones musical punch she is known for.

Contact: laurietunes@gmail.com www.lauriejonesmusic.com

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The Truth About Her

Laurie Jones

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Confessional folk rock with an Americana influence

Are you ready for the truth? Laurie Jones releases "the truth about her" after several years of going underground. This collection of songs is a "best of", newly re-mastered, which tells the relevant story of not only being human, but embracing the art of surviving and not always knowing or abiding by the rules. Jones has paved her own path and proven so on the past three CD releases which have labeled her as a songwriting force. "the truth about her" is a prelude. It's a necessary pause to reflect and proceed. "the truth" is a musical message to hold on tight for what's coming next, as Jones throws her hat back into the arena for her next full band project due to release in late 2018.

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Laurie Jones

Laurie Jones

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This self titled CD by singer-songwriter Laurie Jones is infused w/ confessional messages that her fans have come to expect and love.

"Laurie Jones": the third CD from a powerful singer-songwriter

For Immediate Release

With the release of her new self-titled album, Laurie Jones cements her status as a full-service indie singer-songwriter. Recorded in Portland Maine, with Jim Begley of "The Studio", Jones' third CD is refreshingly genuine and musically to the point. Front and center is her remarkable vocal performance; opening with "It Is Well With My Soul," Jones sets the album's tone via a glorious 19th century hymnal that evolves from despair and grief to forgiveness and liberation.

Backed by her long-time touring band, Jones crafts each song with a strong melody and lyrics that can be surprisingly frank and emotionally complex. "This record comes from the music I really love," explains Jones. "I allowed my gospel and country influences to face off with my rock demons." In doing so Jones has created a work of "transgenre rock 'n' roll."

The track "Overrated" finds Jones making commentary about the music industry. Of course it is all in fun, as Jones shares her challenge of having to straddle the grandeur of pop celebrity and the gutter of maintaining a day job to pay for studio time and promotion.

For those who need to classify and label her style, Jones' latest effort fits nicely into the "non-commercial adult rock" or "Americana roots," as well as the "college" or "indie" bin. However, Laurie Jones soars way above the pop rock fray and prefers "none of the above." She blazes her own trail as a unique songwriter with style and power to spare.

Recorded at The Studio, Portland, Maine Additional tracks: Lakewind Sound Studios, Point Aconi, Nova Scotia

Recorded by Jim Begley

Additional Recording by Mike Shepherd

Mixed and Produced by Jim Begley and Laurie Jones

contact laurietunes@gmail.com www.lauriejonesmusic.com

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