...It Ain't Over
'Til the Hippo Sings
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Indie-rock musician and producer Ian "Jonah" Jones has unveiled a set of soul-searing torch songs on his new album "Can't Conquer Me." Resurrection and redemption for hapless heartbreakers and hopeless romantics, available on CD and download.
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Following his chart-topping Sun King Records collaboration Kingman
with the late roots reggae founder Claudius
Jones has returned
his own roots. The coffeehouses, rock clubs and indie-rock flea markets
of 1990's DC echo through "Can't Conquer Me," 11 songs played by real
people onto reel-to-reel tape and produced by the masterful
Philip Stevenson. Wrapped in hippotastic cover art
courtesy of Jordan
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Ian will hit the road in 2015 with a live show that blends
roots reggae into the folk/rock mix for a night of original music,
stories, and rock n roll. The concert showcases all the many facets of
Ian's 20-plus years
of music-making, from the indie rock of his 1996 single "This is the
King of Suck" to the joyful reggae revival of 2008's "Sign Time,"
honoring the Claudius
legacy and spreading good vibes direct from the musical
hotbed of Baltimore!
"Going more for mood than glitz, Jones's songs are personal and intentionally rough around the edges. Jones has his own sound and is making his mark with great songs and an honest approach." - Songwriter Circle
"The crazy cool meld of rock, funk, rockabilly and folk that makes up the Jones repertoire is an excellent reason to visit this crew while playing live. The strange personalities and dry humor merely add to the experience." - DC Music Web
"If Sun King owner Ian Jones hasn't done enough with tracking down long disappeared ‘60s Jamaican reggae pioneer Claudius Linton and arranging for the classic singles compilation Roots Master, he also convinced Linton ("Kingman") to record again, with him ("Jonah"), for the surprisingly spry Sign Time. 22 years has done zero damage to Linton's mellifluous vocal chords, full of butter and syrup, still. And the all-star oldster band assembled in Marley's old Tuff Gong studios (Dwight Pinkney, Ansel Collins, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Keith Francis, Bongo Herman) ensures that Sign Time has a vintage feel/touch/throb despite cleaner ‘00s recording." - All Music Guide