The Bones of J.R. Jones

Performed in Sofar NYC, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco

The Bones of JR Jones is J.R.Linaberry and a host of demons. The blues singer and multi-instrumentalist, who incorporates elements of old-time folk into the all-encompassing persona of The Bones of J.R. Jones, describes his songwriting as “a continuing evolution.” Nonetheless, he admits he often wishes his ever-wandering creative spirit would settle down. “I would jump at the chance to have the flexibility where I can have six months locked away in a room and focus on one solid cohesive theme for a record,” Linaberry says. “But unfortunately with my schedule I try to cram these songs into the spaces of my life where I can fit them.” What has continued to define The Bones of J.R. Jones is the musician’s hypnotic live show. He operates as a one-man band — playing guitar, drums, and singing in unison, creating the feeling of a raucous blues band with more immediacy. However, as a result of his new album’s size and scope there has emerged a stirring impulse in him to bring other musicians onstage.. “These songs are big enough that if I wanted to have another drummer up there with me it would make sense,” he explains. “I’m trying to evolve the live show and the space it lives in. ”Anytime I think about my live show I try to view it from one of my audience member’s perspective,” he concludes. “I do a lot up there. I cover a lot of ground sonically. I’m trying to give myself room to grow.” (Edited for length)

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Upcoming events by The Bones of J.R. Jones

Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Washington, DC, US
Songbyrd Music House
Friday, 24 September 2021
Philadelphia, PA, US
Johnny Brenda's
Saturday, 25 September 2021
New York (NYC), NY, US
Bowery Ballroom

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