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Patrick Jones

Modern day troubadour and jazz/rock/blues man Patrick Stanfield Jones releases A Heart and an Open Road, his solo debut on Motema Music. Fueled by prodigious chops honed over some thirty years as a guitarist, composer and performer, Jones fearlessly – and with a dose of humor – dives into different genres, seamlessly transitioning from one style to the next, to sing a ‘conscious cowboy’s’ saga of true love, broken hearts and life on the proverbial road.

Flirting with jazz, toying with country and reveling in rock, Jones and his skilled band draw the best from their many musical influences on this action-packed disc. From the rolling country-rock jam of the title track to the swinging jump blues of “Crazy ‘Bout You,” to a surprising version of the Frank Sinatra hit “The Best is Yet to Come,” Jones shows up as a lovable composer/performer with deep passion and unflinching soul. “I guess I write in a ‘genre-melting pot’ style because that’s what I have experienced both as a person of multi-ethnic roots, and also as an itinerant performer meeting and playing with so many different kinds of people around this country,” says Jones. “At the core, these songs paint my picture of American music.”

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