The Bones of J.R. Jones announces new album "Slow Lightning" and November Europe tour20-06-2023
Born and raised in central New York, acclaimed songwriter Jonathon Linaberry got his start playing in hardcore and punk bands before becoming enamored with gospel, folk, and blues and launching The Bones of J.R. Jones in 2012. Operating as a fully independent artist, he would go on to release three critically acclaimed albums, land songs in a slew of films and TV shows, and tour the US and Europe countless times over as a one-man-band. Along the way, Linaberry would also share bills with the likes of The Wallflowers and The Devil Makes Three (just last month across Europe!), soundtrack an Amazon commercial helmed by Oscar-winner Taika Waititi, and earn praise everywhere from Billboard to Under the Radar.
As its title would suggest, The Bones of J.R. Jones’ new album, Slow Lightning, is a raw and visceral collection, one that pulsates with an understated electrical current. The songs are restless and unsettled, often grappling with doubt and desire in the face of nature and fate, and frequent collaborator Kiyoshi Matsuyama’s production is eerily hypnotic to match, with haunting synthesizers, vintage drum machines, and ghostly guitars fleshing out Linaberry’s already-cinematic brand of roots noir. The result is a moody, ominous work that’s equal parts Southern Gothic and transcendentalist meditation, an instinctual slice of piercing self-reflection that hints at everything from Bruce Springsteen and Bon Iver to James Murphy and J.J. Cale as it searches for meaning and purpose in a world without easy answers.
08/11: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
09/11: Luxembourg, LUX - De Gudde Wëllen
10/11: Paris, FR - No.Pi
11/11: London, UK - Omeara
14/11: Cologne, DE - Jaki
15/11: Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich
16/11: Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
17/11: Leipzig, DE - Naumanns
18/11: Frankfurt, DE - Brotfabrik