Ten Out of Tenn Tour: Matthew Perryman Jones

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Matthew Perryman Jones…Mr. Jones has a lot on his plate right now, but that’s a good thing. His new album, Swallow the Sea will be out this August via Thirty Tigers/Red Distribution, and his songs are getting placed on ABC network shows (Private Practice and Kyle XY). Live, Matthew’s voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. He’s a terrific performer and shines every time he takes the stage. Matthew Perryman Jones…Mr. Jones has a lot on his plate right now, but that’s a good thing. His new album, Swallow the Sea will be out this August via Thirty Tigers/Red Distribution, and his songs are getting placed on ABC network shows (Private Practice and Kyle XY). Live, Matthew‘s voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. He’s a terrific performer and shines every time he takes the stage.

Since Dualtone Records’ Paul Roper played Throwing Punches In the Dark for us in late 2006, it has remained an AS staff favorite. We asked him to play on air for a Friday drive-time radio show we did with WLAC Lightning 100 last year (“On Tap”). The location was a suburban place that didn’t host much live music, so the folks at the bar were there for the drink specials and not much else. But when Matthew cranked up “Waiting On the Light to Change,” every head in that shopping center bar turned, and every wisecrack about whatever game was on fell mute. It was nice to see folks swimming in stale beer, carousing and letting off steam, paying no attention to us or the radio DJ, to be swept away in a song for a moment. Don’t miss Matthew‘s set on the tour.

Listen to “Don’t Fall In Love” on our homepage.

Visit Matthew’s myspace to listen to more stuff!



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