Matthew Perryman Jones On Mountain Stage

SET LIST

  • "When It Falls Apart"
  • "Amelia"
  • "Motherless Child"
  • "Save You"

Matthew Perryman Jones freely admits that he's a child of seminal '80s rock bands such as R.E.M., Pixies, U2 and Echo and the Bunnymen. His latest CD, Swallow the Sea, offers a tip of the hat to the vast sound and art-rock lyricism of those bands. But this Mountain Stage performance presents a stripped-down version of Jones' music.

Matthew Perryman Jones 300

hide captionSinger-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones.

Brian Blauser

Joining Jones onstage is Neilson Hubbard (a longtime collaborator and producer of Swallow the Sea) on piano and backing vocals, as well as Kirk Youkelet on drums. Youkelet and Hubbard have both previously appeared on Mountain Stage, backing Garrison Starr in Athens, Ga., in 2006 and again in 2007 accompanying Kim Richey in Ashland, Ky.

Jones and Hubbard co-wrote "Save You" and "Amelia," both of which showcase Jones' natural feel for wistful vocals that recall the work of Ryan Adams. "Save You" has been used on the television shows Kyle XY and Private Practice, while "When It Falls Apart" was co-written with Nashville singer-songwriter Katie Herzig, who can be heard in the coming weeks on Mountain Stage.

This segment originally ran Oct. 31, 2008.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.