Saturday, August 8, 2020

GREAT NEWS - ALBUM IS ALMOST COMPLETED

The John-Paul Jones Group will be releasing it next album "Broke In Bridge City" later this year.  Right now you can get in on the pre-order at low price that basically covers the shipping costs.

That artist will not be doing digital downloads or streaming services as you may or may not know.  Jp only puts samples of his music on the internet.  If you would like the full songs, you have to get them on a physical copy.  

The disc can be played in regular CD & DVD Players as well as if you put it in the computer you will be able to upload MP3's directly from the disc as MP3's are also provided on the compact disc.

Here is a video with a sample of one of the songs from the album. We will release another sample next month.


The John-Paul Jones Group is a small business, and being a small business has felt the economic effects of the COVID-19 situation.   We need your support to continue to produce our concerts and our music.

What we really are asking is to sell 500 CD's a month durinng the month of August, September & Octoer.  The John-Paul Jones Group has 4200 facebook fans and another 2,000 non-facebook fans.  We would like to see just 10% of that base put in pre-orders.

We are not going through any Go-Fund Me or Kick Starter campaigns.  Those simply increase the cost and we would prefer to pass the saving on to you.

You can pre-order the CD or purchase a gift card from our shop.

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Here is some of the artwork for the CD Jacket Cover and Labels



H&J Entertainment, who operate as the PR management team for the group is also reaching out to Bloggers, Journalists, DJ's Podcasters who might like to host interviews with Jp during the months of  October, thru  February.  We should have early release copies for your format just let us know what format you would prefer submitted. If interested in setting up a meeting, email Heather Dawn at marketing@johnpauljonesgroup.com
A NOTE FROM JP:

"Over the years I have been through my fair share of heartache from the grief of loss, health issues, financial issues, ethnic obstacles, and such.  I have tried to reflect on every situation I have ever been in.  I try to keep a positive and forward thinking attitude.   This album will reflect my perspectives on life and how to try and roll with the punches.   Anyone who has lived in a river city for any real amount of time shall be able to relate to the lyrics and the music is some of the best I have ever produced.

I am extremely happy with the performances on drums by Chris B. from London and the mixing by Angela M. from Greece.  I know a great many people, and many folks know I am generally the one doing the offering and the volunteering, but with pretty much 90% of my shows being postponed until next year.   I NEED YOUR  HELP.   Please consider picking up copy or two in the pre-order.  It will help.  I have a lot of friends on facebook and offline.  If the price is more than you can afford, don't let that stop you email or call me and I will will get you a discount so its in your budget.  I really hope the thousands of fans that are so supportive will see it in their budgets to set aside a few bucks to support this album.

If you own a business and are thinking about your employees and/or customers a gift.   Contact us about a bulk buy at a discounted rate.

Thank you all so very much for your support over the past 20 years of the John-Paul Jones Group's performances.

Stay Safe - Keep the Faith
Jp"

Saturday, July 25, 2020

SAD NEWS TODAY...UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE:

AUGUST 1ST - VFW OTTUMWA - POSTPONED
AUGUST 8TH - VFW MUSCATINE - POSTPONED

AFTER CAREFULL CONSIDERATION OUR HOSTS AND WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THESE TWO DATES FOR LATER.  PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO LEARN MORE.

IN THE MEANTIME:

Here is a peek at the upcoming Album covers.


This is the CD Label


Back Panel Track Listing


Album Front Cover

One of the things we are working on this year is trying to find organizations who would like to help support the CD Release.  The album is slated to be released October 2020.  Please if your organization or company is considering giveaways or special gifts. We can customize an album cover or label with your company logo.  The only requirement is a purchase of 100 or more.  These could be a great gift for your employees, clients and/or customers listening pleasure.

Jp wrote the majority of the songs over the COVID shutdown period.  He is still currently tracking 3 of the songs.  However three of the songs are completed and mastered.  Two of them were songs that have been in the setlist but never recorded for release.  One of the songs he wrote prior to forming Jp's Eternia.

We know Jp appreciates the support all of you provide with kind words and show attendances as well as sharing these posts.  YOU ARE THE GREATEST.  We are going to set-up a link for you to receive a free copy of this DVD and you only will have to cover the shippibg & handling.

To recieve the offer just go to the website https://www.johnpauljonesgroup.com and fill out the guest book and mention FREE CD OFFER.  This is a limited offer so be the first one to fm.  Once we have your request you will receive a link to pre-order the CD.


REST IN PEACE MR. PETER GREEN
With the sudden passing of Peter Green one of Jp's biggest influences... He plans to make a tribute EP to him over the next few weeks with Steven Jones on Drums and Steven Patterson on bass.  This will be a live in the room style 3 song EP of Jp's favorite Peter Green songs.

look for a pre-order link for both albums in the next few weeks.







Sunday, July 12, 2020

UPDATE: JULY 2020

So hello everyone!  Some great news. 

AUGUST SHOWS:
AUGUST 1ST 4PM - VFW - OTTUMWA IOWA
AUGUST 8TH 4PM - VFW - MUSCATINE, IOWA
AUGUST 22ND 4PM - VFW - OSKALOOSA, IOWA


We have been hard at work in the studio rehearsing
The band is firing on all cylinders ready to bring you the best in Heavy Blues.  Jp has been in writing and recording several new songs.

These songs cover such themes as:
The small town I live in has the nickname of "The City of Bridges"  So my album theme has to do with real life in the "City of Bridges" area... the wonderful thing about living in  river town... and growing up in a small Iowa town.. is they are pretty much all the same.

Same universal issues of being a boomtown when the river and/or railroads were the major modes of commercial transportation.

Themes:
1. Living Life as a Diabetic
2. Poverty Crime and life in Small Town
3. Small Town Family History
4. Reflecting on effect of addiction on one's life
5. Defining One's Self and overcoming self-doubt.
6. Reflection of the Tragedy of negative youthful behavior

The interstate highway system and the rise of NAFTA & long haul trucking changed my area economically, socially, culturally, politically even demographically.  

So my songs are reflective somewhat of the effects of local economic downturn and the real life issues the come with it.

The working title of the album, "Broke In Bridge City"
Thanks for your support - Jp Jones"

Here are some photos from rehearsals.






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