Matthew Perryman Jones On Mountain Stage

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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.

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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.



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