Christopher Mark Jones ‘Incantations’ Cd Release 4/27 Club Cafe

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Christopher Mark Jones - ‘Incantations’ CD Release
w/ Mark Williams!
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Tix: $12.00 adv/dos
or in person at Club Cafe during any event
Ages: 21+

Christopher Mark Jones brings The Roots Ensemble (Vince Camut, guitar & pedal steel, Mark Perna, bass and Eric Kurtzrock, drums and vocals) and 13 new songs from his fourth release since 2010—Incantations—back to Club Cafe. Some early returns:

“From the simple country storytelling of “Field of Dreams” to the brooding, bluesy “Fire So Soon,” Christopher uses the palate of American roots music to weave his tales of families, lovers, workers, travel and hope.” Robin Greenstein, songwriter.

“… captivating lyrics, wide-ranging textures and exquisite instrumentation. The tracks incorporate talented accompanists that, like the mix itself, add layers and depth to the recording while still allowing Christopher's voice, lyrics and intricate guitar-playing to shine through.” Larry Berger, Saturday Light Brigade.

“Christopher’s new CD Incantations is filled with the things that make him a Pittsburgh pleasure – comfortable song settings in tight arrangements, brought to life by the Roots Ensemble (Jones and Vince Camut on guitars, pedal steel and banjo, Mark Perna on bass and Mark Weakland on drums and percussion) and several other contributors, all supporting Jones’ voice as husky and warm as carded wool.” Brian Junker, SongSpace

“Christopher Mark Jones is a bonafide storyteller in the mold of the classic folk troubadour. With Greg Brown's pacing and a Lyle Lovett attitude Jones revels in catchy choruses and solid song structure. Case in point is "Lordstown," which deftly follows a rustbelt family through several generations ending in job losses, college debt, and economic insecurity. With "Incantations" Jones lays out a west coast funk inspired groove to underscore a pointed, dark, and self deprecating autobiography of his genealogical and spiritual coming of age as a white male folksinger. With lines such as, "My mother kept her Christmas cards and the titles to our slaves, wrote Pentecostal histories in which we all were saved," Jones both indicts his privilege and bears it like a curse which has him singing "these incantations, revelations to no one," where his "only hope of happiness is to step right off this earth." There is a hopeful romantic streak on this album as well, highlighted by the tender "Field of Dreams." You'd need to have a heart as cold as a January night on Lake Erie to not feel the warmth of these two lovers.” Ben Shannon, songwriter.

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Mark Williams will bring his passion and rhythm for an opening set.
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