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Featured Artist: Miriam Jones

January 30, 2011

I am pleased to announce that Miriam Jones is the next featured artist on Transpositions.  But not only is she a featured artist, Miriam is also performing for the next installment of our Forum event series.  On February 15th from 7:30 – 9:00pm Miriam will be performing in Holy Trinity Church on South Street in St Andrews.  The picture shown here is cover of Miriam’s latest album Fire-Lives, and hopefully she will play some of these songs for us in her upcoming concert.  Her concert will also include an opportunity for a time of questions and answers with Miriam and her bassist Jez Carr.

You can listen to Miriam’s music here.  Also, you can visit this website for a schedule of Miriam’s upcoming shows, a blog, and an online store.  Please check it out, but if you need some convincing, here is some information about Miriam and her music:

Miriam Jones has a way of singing the soul back home without putting it to sleep, a feat not easily accomplished in the world of the woman singer songwriter. Poppy and memorable? Yes. Soulful and reflective? Indeed. Folky and human? Absolutely. Jones has a particular gift for writing earth and angels side by side, and a voice suited to sounding them so.

Jones’ carefully crafted songwriting is unusually balanced by an ability to surprise the listener with schmaltz-free vulnerability, passion, authenticity, and originality in everything she writes. Her voice, at once full of character, substance, and beauty, has been compared to that of Sandy Denny, Patti Smith, Melanie, Norah Jones, Shawn Colvin, Jonatha Brooke and Alanis Morisette.

Jones’ debut album, Sign & Semblance, simply produced and intimate, was followed 2 years later by Being Here, a folk/pop record produced in Nashville under Grammy award-winning, multi-format songwriter and record producer Charlie Peacock. Her most recent release, a five-song EP entitled Inside Free, was recorded in England with a bass-drums-piano trio of jazz musicians. The result is piano-driven folk with a jazz sensibility.

In April 2010, Jones began The Solitary Songs a project for which she wrote, recorded and released one new song every month as a free download.

A Canadian, Jones has been featured on CBC Radio and has licensed several songs to North American indie film makers, as well as a song to Global Television’s ‘Falcon Beach’ series. Jones recently moved to Oxford, UK, is regularly gigging in London, and is already a favorite at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham.

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