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The Bones of J.R. Jones

  January 25, 2024 9:00 PM

Doors Open: 8:00 PM
DAY OF: $22.00
ADVANCE: $17.00

ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 8, 2023 10:00 AM to January 25, 2024 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 25, 2024 12:00 AM to January 26, 2024 12:00 AM

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*

8 PM – Doors
9 PM – Show

“There was no ‘a-ha’ moment,” says Jonathon Linaberry, “no life-changing revelation, no singular flash of inspiration. It was just a fierce, steady, undeniable energy, a force of nature I had to wrestle and wrangle with for years until I could harness it.”
It’s easy to understand, then, why Linaberry—better known as The Bones Of J.R. Jones—would call his mesmerizing new album Slow Lightning. As its title would suggest, the collection is raw and visceral, pulsating with an understated electrical current that flows just beneath its seemingly placid surface. The songs are restless and unsettled here, 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.

A self-described wanderer, Berkshires-based indie-folk singer-songwriter Billy Keane has cultivated more than his share of lived-in experience. Australia-born and Connecticut-raised, he began singing in church, with an early draw towards any instrument he could get his hands on. “I’m a person who feels most authentic relative to other people when I’m communicating through music,” he says. Over the last two years as a solo artist, Keane has paved his way as one of the most exciting new acts in the indie-folk genre through extensive touring with his backing band The Waking Dream, adding an open-format and psychedelic footprint to Keane’s catalog, supporting acts such as Molly Tuttle & The Golden Highway, The Gin Blossoms and Town Mountain, receiving regular play across Sirius XM’s The Spectrum and critical acclaim in American Songwriter, No Depression, Under The Radar and Relix Magazine.

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