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Truth & Salvage Co. Singer/Songwriter Files Suit Against Marriott Hotel Corporation

According to a recent lawsuit filed in Tulare County California, Tim Jones--one of the four singers/songwriters of the musical group TRUTH & SALVAGE COMPANY--was shaken awake and ripped from his bed by hotel security and local police while sleeping at the Marriott Hotel in Visalia, CA.  Jones, a Marriott rewards member and a registered guest staying the night at the Visalia Marriott in February 2010,  was handcuffed, assaulted, taken to jail and cited for trespassing and resisting arrest in his own hotel room after performing at a concert earlier in the evening. In the wake of the assault and imprisonment, Jones filed suit against Marriott Hotel Corporation on four counts, including negligence, negligent supervision, assault and battery.

Ironically, Marriott Hotel's slogan is, "Your home away from home." Tim Jones learned the hard way that Marriott's slogan is nothing more than that, simply a slogan. Instead of spending the night in his hotel room, the singer/songwriter was forced to spend the night in a Visalia jail cell. Jones was finally released at noon the following day.

Following the incident Jones said, "I was shocked by the break-in and arrest.  I kept telling them that I was a registered guest but they acted as if they couldn't hear a word I was saying."

One month after the incident, Jones was set to be arraigned in the Tulare County Superior Court. Legal representatives of the band arrived at the courthouse to answer for Jones, only to find that the District Attorney's office had not filed any charges against Jones.  To date, charges have not been filed and Visalia Police have refused to release the police incident report to the Los Angeles based Jordan Law Group, PLC; the Truth and Salvage legal team.  Attorney Vahe Jordan was quoted as saying "We’re hopeful that Marriott will accept responsibility for the way they treated Jones, who has been a loyal customer for many years."

Marriott experienced a public relations nightmare last year that spread in blogs, stemming from the legal position their Stamford, Connecticut franchisee attorneys took when a woman brought suit citing security shortcomings after being raped in the presence of her two children while in a parking structure located at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa.  Court documents filed by the Marriott franchisee attorneys last year state the victim "failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper use of her senses and facilities."  The defense was viewed by many as blaming the victim.  Marriott later dropped that defense.

As for Jones, he did not have any outstanding warrants; he wasn't suspected of, nor accused of, any crime prior to being violated by Marriott Security staff and the Visalia Police. He later received medical treatment for injuries sustained during the arrest.

Currently, Tim Jones and his band Truth & Salvage Co. are touring the United States in support of their self-titled debut album (Megaforce Records/Silver Arrow Records) which was released in May of this year and was produced by Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.  Truth & Salvage Co.--set to make their national television debut on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this Thursday, August 19--was cited as a “Top 10 Band To Watch This Summer” by USA Today and Rolling Stone said the band “has what it takes for the long haul.”  Their album was given 4½ stars by Glide.com, which noted, “Truth and Salvage is an explosion of Americana and sweaty Rock-n-Roll that comes off more like a greatest hits album than a debut...set to become an instant classic."

Truth & Salvage Co. Singer Arrested & Jailed...In His Hotel Room?

Tim Jones, one of the four singers/songwriters of the musical group Truth & Salvage Company, was shaken awake and ripped out of bed at the Marriott Hotel by Visalia Police while asleep in his hotel room.  Jones was subsequently handcuffed, taken to jail and cited for trespassing and resisting arrest in his own hotel room.

Truth & Salvage Co. toured with The Black Crowes throughout 2009 and is currently on tour in support of their debut album scheduled for release May 25, 2010.  While on a recent road trip to Visalia, California, the band finished their show at the Cellar Door and returned to the Marriott Hotel in Visalia at approximately 1 AM.   Two Visalia Police officers and a Marriott security guard entered Jones' room about an hour later and arrested Jones.  According to sources close to the band, the Visalia Police officers unsuccessfully attempted to awake and arrest Walker Young, another Truth & Salvage Co. singer who was sharing the room with Jones.

Instead of spending the night in his hotel room, Tim Jones spent the night in a Visalia jail cell.  He was finally released at noon the following day.

Jones was set to be arraigned in the Tulare County Superior Court on March 9, 2010. Legal representatives of the band arrived at the courthouse to answer for Jones, only to find that the District Attorney’s office had not filed any charges against Jones at the time of the arraignment. To date, the Visalia Police have refused to release the police incident report to the Jordan Law Group who serve as the Truth & Salvage Co. legal team.

A source close to the band said, "It's an abuse of authority for police and hotel security to enter a person's hotel room without a warrant, wake them out of a sound sleep, cite them for trespassing and then haul them off to spend the night in jail."

Jones did not have any outstanding warrants; he wasn’t suspected of, nor accused of, any crime prior to being violated by the Visalia Police and Marriott Security.  He subsequently received medical treatment for injuries suffered during the arrest.  Jones and his fellow band members, intend to aggressively pursue their legal rights.

Jones recently filed a claim for damages with the City of Visalia.

Truth & Salvage Co. Announce Summer Tour | Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Avetts & more

Truth & Salvage Co. will embark on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour this summer in support of their self-titled debut album, due May 25 on Silver Arrow/Megaforce. The 43-date run marks the band's first extended headline tour. The trek also includes performances at a number of high profile summer festivals, including Bonnaroo, Beale Street Music Festival, Wakarusa and High Sierra Music Festival.

"We are having a blast and it just keeps getting better. The whole thing is a dream come true," says Truth & Salvage Co.'s vocalist/guitarist Scott Kinnebrew. "It's going to be beautiful. Throughout the summer we have shows booked in towns and festivals all over the nation with people as eager to see us as we are eager to see them. Now is the moment and this moment is fine!"

Truth & Salvage Co. emerged from the revered Hotel Cafe singer/songwriter scene in Los Angeles. The band's six members met after migrating to the West Coast from various points throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Comprised of four lead vocalists and songwriters, the band attracted the attention of The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson. He would go on to sign Truth & Salvage Co. to his label and produce their debut album. The 12-track effort that resulted from those sessions has drawn early comparisons to the likes of The Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Eagles. Standout songs such as the album's first single "Call Back" and it's closing track "Pure Mountain Angel" intertwine timeless country rock balladry with sweet four part harmonies, while up-tempo guitar-driven numbers like "See Her" and "Heart Like A Wheel" strike a perfect balance between vintage rock choruses set against rugged Americana.

Truth & Salvage Co.'s unreleased song and video of "Them Jeans" was recently selected by Gap Jeans to debut on the fashion retailer's new iPad e-commerce application.

Currently, Truth & Salvage Co. is on the road with The Avett Brothers.

Upcoming summer tour dates are:

April 17 | The Fox Theatre | Oakland, CA*
April 18 | Grand Sierra Theatre | Reno, NV*
April 20 & 21 | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO*
April 23 | Rialto Theater | Tucson, AZ*
April 24 | Mesa Arts Center | Mesa, AZ*
April 25 | Stage Coach | Indio, CA
April 27 | Crest Theater | Sacramento, CA*
April 28 | Moe's Alley | Santa Cruz, CA
April 29 | House Of Blues | San Diego, CA*
May 2 | Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis, TN
May 3 | Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO
May 4 | Crosstown Station | Kansas City, MO
May 6 | Birdy's | Indianapolis, IN
May 7 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL
May 8 | University Of Wisconsin | Madison, WI
May 25 | Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC
May 26 | The Pour House | Charleston, SC
May 27 | The Earl | Atlanta, GA
May 28 | 40 Watt Club | Athens, GA
May 29 | Work Play | Birmingham, AL
June 3 | 3rd & Lindsley | Nashville, TN
June 5 | Wakarusa | Ozark, AR
June 6 | Cambridge Room at House Of Blues | Dallas, TX
June 7 | Stubb's BBQ | Austin, TX
June 8 | House Of Blues | Houston, TX
June 9 | Chelsea's Cafe | Baton Rouge, LA
June 11 | Proud Larry's | Oxford, MS
June 12 | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN
June 15 | Thunderbird Cafe | Pittsburgh, PA
June 16 | DC9 | Washington, DC
June 17 | Ottobar | Baltimore, MD
June 18 | North Star Bar | Philadelphia, PA
June 19 | Piano's | New York, NY
June 20 | Iron Horse Music Hall | Northampton, MA
June 22 | Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY
June 23 | Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH
June 30 | Mountain Winery | Saratoga, CA**
July 1 | Cafe Du Nord | San Francisco
July 2 | Britt Pavilion | Jacksonville, OR**
July 3 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
July 4 | Aces Ballpark | Reno, NV
July 5 | Crystal Bay Club | Crystal Bay, NV
September 4 | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO*

*w/ The Avett Brothers
**w/ The Black Crowes

Truth & Salvage Co. | Debut Album & Tour With Avett Bros.

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. will release their debut studio album on May 25 through Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records. Produced by Chris Robinson, the self-titled 12 song collection is centered on the band's soaring four-part harmonies and Americana rock ethos. TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. developed much of the material while opening for The Black Crowes over the course of 2009. With four lead singer/songwriters each contributing to the effort, the tracks range from the clever lyrical style of "Old Piano," the epic bohemian rocker "Jump The Ship," to the band's staple set closer "Pure Mountain Angel."

The six musicians of TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. (vocalist/guitarist Scott Kinnebrew, vocalist/guitarist Tim Jones, vocalist/drummer Bill "Smitty" Smith, vocalist/keyboardist Walker Young, bassist Joe Edel and keyboardist Adam Grace) hail from diverse Southern and Midwestern backgrounds. Prior to their conception, the veteran members had been involved in well-regarded regional bands like Scrappy Hamilton and Old Pike, while performing with acts such as The Moldy Peaches, Ben Folds Five, Jack Johnson, and The Squirrel Nut Zippers, as well as members of My Morning Jacket and Rogue Wave.

All six musicians migrated to Los Angeles, meeting at Hollywood's famous Hotel Café where singer Tim Jones served as the venue's talent booker. First performing together during casual late-night jam sessions, they quickly discovered their chemistry was undeniable. It was on that very stage that TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. was born.

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. return to Hotel Cafe every Friday night for a four week residency that runs through March 12. In April they'll join The Avett Brothers. Plans for an extended tour around the album's release will be announced shortly.

Daytrotter recently debuted 4 songs available for free:

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. dates:

March 5 | Hotel Cafe | Los Angeles, CA
March 12 | Hotel Cafe | Los Angeles, CA
April 17 | The Fox Theatre | Oakland, CA*
April 18 | Grand Sierra Theatre | Reno, NV*
April 20 & 21 | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO*
April 23 | Rialto Theater | Tucson, AZ*
April 24 | Mesa Arts Center | Mesa, AZ*
April 27 | Crest Theater | Sacramento, CA*
April 29 | House Of Blues | San Diego, CA*

*Opening for The Avett Brothers