Track Listing Right Hand Man Limbo Idyllwild Love Dynamo Funny Old Way Old House My American Blues Heart - Soul - Mind Unanswered Questions
Kelly Jones: vocals, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, bass Jon Flaugher: bass (Funny Old Way) Kyle Fredrickson: electric guitars (Limbo, Love Dynamo) Larry Goldings: pump organ (Love Dynamo), melodica (Funny Old Way) Rich Hinman: pedal steel Kate Reddish - viola Eric Summer - viola
Photography art by Shae DeTar Design by Natalie Cox
All songs written and produced by Kelly Jones Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved. Feel It First Music (ASCAP). String arrangements by Eric Summer. Recorded at Alta Loma Studios & The Velveteen Lab in Los Angeles, CA. Mixed by Kyle Fredrickson at The Velveteen Lab in Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering in Phoenix AZ.
Singer-songwriter Kelly Jones has released her third album titled "SheBANG!". The album was produced and arranged by Mike Viola. Adam Schlesinger from Ivy and Fountains Of Wayne also co-wrote a song with Kelly for the album. Along with her original songs and a batch of songs written with Mike Viola, this album is already getting some heavy airplay here on the Maui airwaves. The album clocks in at just under 28 minutes and all ten songs are fantastic. So catchy and melodic as if early eighties Marshall Crenshaw and The Bangles decided to work together might give you an idea of what this album full of pop gems sounds like. The album "SheBANG!" can be found at CD Baby and will most likely be one of our most played albums on the air this year joining releases from Rachael Yamagata, The Pretenders, She & Him, Rick Springfield and Randy Newman. -- Michael McCartney, "The Time Machine" KEAO / KONI / KPMW / KTOH
Without a doubt, Kelly Jones' SheBANG! is my pick for Album of the Year. These well-crafted songs are full of catchy melodies, and each will stick with you making you play this record over and over again. Pure pop bliss! -- Adam Waltemire, Pop Garden Radio
I must state: This is a banner year for female power pop vocalists. Between great albums by Marykate O'Neil and Vibeke, you get a brilliant release from Kelly Jones too. So how is she different? Well, if The Bangles, Susanna Hoffs and Marshall Crenshaw had a love child it would sound just like Kelly Jones. The album is a practically flawless 28 minutes of power pop. It helps that she's supported by Mike Viola and Ducky Carlisle (fresh from The Major Labels) and even Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne) co-wrote a song with Kelly for the album. Kelly's vocals are both fresh and forceful, as she glides through these songs effortlessly. It starts with the bouncy pop of "There Goes My Baby" which reminds me of The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" a little, but it's got all the little things right with great harmony, hand claps and Mike Viola doing the backing vocals. Possibly the best romantic pop tune about my love of power pop is "Same Songs" with great lyrics to match the music ("In all the major keys, which reminds me of you when you're not around"). Kelly has toured with Mike this past summer, and the closest comparison I can make here is Sam Phillips at her peak, with Viola playing the part of T-Bone Burnett. Every song here is a winner. Even the unusual Schlesinger penned "Crazy Talk" makes good use of the contrast in Kelly's vocal with the low octave guitar bursts. The ballad "I Can't Help You" is another wonderful standout, with Viola's music and Kelly's angelic vocal. No need to scrutinize further -- just pick this one up! We are a few short weeks from the year-end Top Ten of 2008 poll. This one slides in to make it an even 32 albums to choose from. -- powerpopaholic.com.blogspot.com