Glenn Jones is a storyteller, weaving complex narratives in strikingly simple ways over the course of every song and every album. Earlier today The Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss blog premiered a new video featuring Glenn dueting with Laura Baird on "Across the Tappan Zee," which is taken from his new album My Garden State
, which is out now.
The video was directed by Jesse Sheppard and shot at the Baird residence in Allentown, NJ, where the album was also recorded.
"Across the Tappan Zee" showcases Glenn's talent at composing remarkable tunes not only for acoustic guitar, but for banjo as well. My Garden State operates under a philosophy of directness and honesty, unburdened of extravagance and remarkable in its simplicity.
Glenn Jones - Across the Tappan Zee (w/ Laura Baird) from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.
Glenn will be playing a record release show in of Boston (where he has lived for several decades) and a date in Montreal before setting out on a North American tour this summer. As the "Across The Tappan Zee" video attests, his playing is enrapturing. He has also been known to tell a story or two from the stage. Please find all dates below. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. New dates in bold. Glenn Jones Tour Dates
Wed. May 22nd - Somerville, MA - Johnny D's
Wed. June 5th - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Wed. July 3rd - Baltimore, MD - The Windup Space
Thur. July 4th - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn
Fri. July 5th - Harrisburg, PA - The Sanctuary at Second City Church
Sat. July 6th - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Sun. July 7th - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
Mon. July 8th - West Columbia, SC - Conundrum Music Hall
Tues. July 9th - Asheville, NC - Apothecary
Wed. July 10th - Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
Sat. July 13th - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
Sun. July 14th - Chicago, IL - The Constellation
Mon. July 15th - Lafayette, IN - Foam City
Tues. July 16th - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
Wed. July 17th - Lexington, KY - Natasha's
Thur. July 18th - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet
My Garden State is out now. Order it from Thrill Jockey mailorder:www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Glenn-Jones/My-Garden-State