Dayna Duncan on Matthew Perryman Jones

I had the amazing opportunity to experience something “so-totally” Nashville about a month ago. On
the precipice of his new album release called “Land of the Living,” Matthew Perryman Jones hosted
an acoustic set of his new tunes in the really unique Billy Reid clothing store. The swanky and hip digs
added quite a different stage for Matthew. It was really something to see and hear.

Whether acoustic or with his whole band, frankly it doesn’t matter, because Matthew’s timeless sound and ever-obvious experience shine through. His new songs were so full of grace and solemn power, and made for a wonderful foreshadowing to his public album release show held at Exit/In just a few days later. There are few crooners that grab you with just a guitar, but his voice is just easy, effortless, but yet has a tambour all his own.

Matthew Perryman Jones is truly one of the best of the best and bears a style that reflects the southern swooners that have gone before him. I can once again say with confidence that his new record is something truly beautiful. It’s southern, it’s real, and it’s all that is good about independent music. If you haven’t already got the record, check out www.mpjmusic.com for details on how to do so.

No seriously. Do so.

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