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Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:57 pm

Desmond Jones has been in the studio for over six months, planning, recording, and finishing up their debut studio album. This week the band released the lead single called “Good Song." Recorded in Webberville, MI at Inmuso Studios with Kevin McKay, Desmond Jones will feature 8 original songs, a wide variety of instrumentation, and unique musical compositions.

Desmond Jones features 4 different songwriters from within the band, with styles and genres ranging from jazz fusion to rock and roll, funk, and R&B. It was mixed by Alex Gauthier and mastered by Glenn Brown who has recently worked with Greensky Bluegrass, Eminem, Billy Strings, and many more.

The five-piece group has played over 400 shows in the last 5 years with a rigorous touring schedule that, until recently, took priority over time in the recording studio. With over 65 original songs in live rotation, the band now plans to continue recording and releasing new material on a much more consistent basis.

Desmond Jones will be playing shows in the Midwest before and after the album is released on October 10 including an album release show at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, October 7.

9.21-23 // Resonance Music and Arts Festival // Thornville, OH

9.28 // Black Oak Tavern // Oneonta, NY with Space Carnival

9.29 // Rockwood Music Hall // New York, NY

9.30 // The Range // Ithaca, NY

10/5 // GR Live at the B.O.B. // 12pm radio broadcast // Grand Rapids, MI

10.6 // The Avenue Cafe // Lansing, MI with Electric Orange Peel

10.7 // Founders Brewing // Grand Rapids, MI

10.10 // Desmond Jones Debut Album Release

For more information and all future dates visit www.desmondjonesband.com.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:25 pm

After 5 years and more than 450 shows as a band, Desmond Jones has finally released their debut studio album. The self-titled album was released on Saturday night to a capacity crowd at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids. Desmond Jones features eight original songs, a wide variety of instrumentation, and unique musical compositions. NPR calls it a showcase of “eclectic musical diversity”.

Desmond Jones spotlights four different songwriters from within the band resulting in a wide array of musical styles and influences. “We ended up going with a mix of songs that gives the listener a little bit of everything we have to offer,” says drummer John Nowak. “A short and sweet song, some extended jams, a little bit of R&B, a little bit of funk and jazz. We wanted it to span across genres and show the many facets of our original sound and songwriting process.”

Recorded in Webberville, MI at Inmuso Studios with Kevin McKay, the album was mixed by Alex Gauthier and mastered by Glenn Brown who has recently worked with Greensky Bluegrass, Eminem, and Billy Strings. The album is available on iTunesSpotifybandcamp, and SoundCloud.

The five-piece group has been ambitiously traveling the country with a rigorous touring schedule that, until recently, took priority over time in the recording studio. With over 65 original songs in live rotation, the band now plans to continue recording and releasing new material on a much more consistent basis.

Desmond Jones will be playing shows in the Midwest and beyond in support of the new record. The group has just signed with Ever Upward Entertainment out of Denver, CO and plans to hit the road hard in 2018.

Tour Dates:

10.14 // Farmhaus Cider Co // Hudsonville, MI

10.20 // Michigan State University // East Lansing, MI

10.27 // Union St. Station // Traverse City, MI

10.28 // Rare Bird Brewpub // Traverse City, MI

11.9 // The Knickerbocker // Grand Rapids, MI

11.10 // Unruly Brewing Co // Muskegon, MI

11.22 // Woodlands Tavern // Columbus, OH

11.25 // The Garage Bar // Grand Rapids, MI

12.2 // The Blind Pig // Ann Arbor, MI

12.16 // Bell’s Eccentric Cafe // Kalamazoo, MI

12.31 // The Tip Top Deluxe // Grand Rapids, MI