Friday, January 27

Marti Jones - Washington, D.C. 2002 (with strings!)

with Elegy string quartet 
The Birchmere
Washington, D.C.
March 28, 2002

digital soundboard (quality Ex; my highest rating for a live recording)

SAMPLE: "Tourist Town" (live 2002)

01  instrumental --> 
Marti performing in Greensboro, N.C. in 2012
photo by fred babyflo
      (I Love the Sound of) 
      Breaking Glass
02  Keep Me In the Dark
03  Innocent Kiss
04  Once In a While
05  Any Kind of Lie
06  Always
07  Cliche
08  I'm So Lonesome 
      I Could Fly 
09  Shared Sadness
10  Lonely Is As Lonely Does
11  Lifeboat
12  Not What I Want
13  One Shade Darker
14  Whenever You're 
      On My Mind
15  Tourist Town
16  Follow You All Over the World

ROB SEZ: Two of my favorite dB's-related artists are Marti Jones and her husband, Don Dixon (the same Don Dixon who co-produced R.E.M.'s first two albums with Mitch Easter). Here's a swoon-worthy live show by Marti with a string quartet along for the ride. It's from a pristine digital soundboard source, courtesy of lilpanda — a massive fan of Marti and Don's music.
REPERCUSSION: When Marti and Don were working on Marti's first solo album Unsophisticated Time, they chose two Peter Holsapple compositions to cover: "Neverland" & "Lonely Is as Lonely Does" (a song she covers in this set also). Surf over to Marti & Don's FB page to enjoy a recent beachside photo with Marti, Dixon, Peter H. & Kim Richey.

Marti's latest album is You're Not the Bossa Me (it's excellent!)
Stream it HERE; buy it HERE

FLAC (lossless files; these are not tagged, unlike the above MP3 set...)

Learn more about the music (and artwork!) 
of Marti Jones at her & Don's FB page, AllMusic 
and Marti's art site



    Mountain Stage 2014
    Culture Center
    Charleston, W.V.
    Nov. 23, 2014

 (broadcast December 2014)

    Marti Jones appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. She's backed by her own band, which includes Don Dixon on guitar, guitarist and percussionist Kelley Ryan and drummer Jim Brock.

    "Lovely As the Day Is Long"
    "Orphan On the Beach"
    "Heart and Bone"
    "Keep It to Yourself"

    Sincere thanks to Mountain Stage and National Public Radio for sharing this one…


  2. Thanks, looking forward to the cover versions (and the rest)