The Bones of J.R. Jones

The Bones of J.R. Jones

Avi Vinocur

Thu, October 26, 2017

9:00 pm

$12 in Advance // $15 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Bones of J.R. Jones
The Bones of J.R. Jones
On a recent trip to Southern California, Jonathon Linaberry did the one thing he knows best: he wrote music. That it happened to be during his honeymoon mattered little to the New York-based musician. “I feel like I’m always writing,” the artist who performs as The Bones of J.R. Jones says with a laugh. “I feel ever more confident in the sound I’m trying to create.”

The Bones of J.R. Jones’ latest album, Spirit’s Furnace, a crisp nine-track effort that bubbles with barroom dust and hard-won wisdom, finds the musician expanding the scope of his musical vision while stripping away the excess. “I’m a little clearer on the message that I’m trying to put out into the world,” says the singer who has effectively blurred the line between his own life and The Bones J.R. Jones character.

What has continued to define The Bones of J.R. Jones is the musician’s hypnotic live show. He operates as a one-man band — playing guitar, drums, and singing in unison, creating the feeling of a raucous blues band with more immediacy. ”Anytime I think about my live show I try to view it from one of my audience member’s perspective,” he concludes. “I do a lot up there. I cover a lot of ground sonically. I’m trying to give myself room to grow.”

With his swampy, finger-plucked guitar leads, weary voice and little else, Linaberry’s burn-barrel serenades aim to create a spark in hobo and bank manager alike.” Chris Parton, CMT Edge
Avi Vinocur
Avi Vinocur
Avi Vinocur is a San Francisco singer, guitarist, producer, and preternaturally talented songwriter -- a modern musician with an old soul's gift for storytelling.

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM is the first major solo work from Vinocur, who's built a national following in blues-rock and Americana circles as the co-frontman of Goodnight, Texas (and, previously, The Stone Foxes). An urgent, cathartic record written in fits of inspiration during the first tumultuous months of 2017, the album eschews simple, knee-jerk political messages; Vinocur, who's toured every state in the continental U.S., chooses instead to indulge his deep curiosity about the regular people who make up our vast American landscape.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/