Matthew Perryman Jones

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Ten Out of Tenn staple Matthew Perryman Jones has had a busy year. In February, he collaborated with choreographer Gina Patterson and painter Emily Leonard on the performance piece … But the Flowers Have Yet to Come for Nashville Ballet’s “Attitude” program. And last fall, Jones released his latest full-length, Land of the Living. In it, the affable songwriter with the Bono-like voice explored lush landscapes on the outer reaches of pop — full of backward guitars and uilleann pipes — without straying too far from the contemporary songwriting that’s earned his songs numerous film and TV placements. Tonight, Jones will celebrate a special vinyl release of LOTL with help from SHEL, a quartet of sisters from Fort Collins, Colo., who give new meaning to the phrase “chamber pop.” Drawing equally from folk, vintage pop and their classical training, SHEL makes pulling off spare, polyrhythmic arrangements and complex harmonies look easy. Art by Wayne Brezinka, whose surreal collages have graced many album covers, including Jones’ (as well as book jackets, feature stories in The New York Times and Boston Globe, and last week’s Scene cover of Reba McEntire, to name just a few) will also be on display.

—Stephen Trageser

Thu, Aug 22 | 7:30 PM
The Belcourt Theatre
$15 ADV / $18 DOS
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Matthew Perryman Jones

Nashville TN  |  Singer-Songwriter

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