As we all know, the only news for the foreseeable future is coronavirus-related. The CMJ train (literally, British Rail), which had a lovely 3-week jaunt through the UK scheduled for April was derailed (optimistically, postponed) until further notice. What will the future bring? In the meantime, progress continues on the next album, for now mostly solo in the studio, but with lots of good tracks already laid down by Jim Spears (bass), Joey Waslousky (drums), Steve Delach (guitar) and Skip Sanders (piano, organ, accordion)
The "gig" economy. Coming soon, an investigation of where the word "gig" came from. I know I first heard it relating specifically to a musical engagement (pre-Uber etc). I also know that there's more attention given to Uber drivers than to working musicians when it comes to sympathy or relief. More to follow...
"Having heard Christopher’s music on his website, I knew he was a very good songwriter, musician and singer, but when he actually performed a house concert in our home, I saw that he is even better than I expected. What a delightful evening having Christopher perform and tell his fascinating stories for us and our very appreciative audience. He’s welcome to play at our home anytime in the future." Terry Killian, Williamsville IL“With Incantations, Christopher Mark Jones has created an album of songs with 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
"Railway Track" (Incantations) Official music video
"The Trapper's Wife" live at Studio 256.
"Home At Last" live at Studio 256.
"Caravan" live at Steamworks Creative
Christopher Mark Jones' Youtube channel