Kelly Does Her Best: Joan Jones

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Kelly Does Her Best: Joan Jones

There are people that come into your life that are so monumentally important that you remember the first time you saw them. Joan Jones is one of those for me. We first met on December 18, 1989 when I went to a little club in Venice, Calif. to see a friend perform. I was early and the show was late, so I got to see the two opening acts – one of which was Joan's band Far Cry. I was smitten from the get go and we've been friends and colleagues ever since.

Far Cry got signed to Sony Music and became Sun 60 for three really great records. Eventually, the band disbanded leaving Joan as a solo artist. She hopped over to Hollywood Records and released the amazing Starlite Criminal. To support the release, she toured with guys like Seal and Fastball and Big Head Todd & the Monsters. For her subsequent CDs, she's been independent. Her latest, Brown Blonde, finds her in a slightly more mellow state of mind. But any way she comes, she's pretty fantastic.

My friend Honey Harris is the morning show DJ on KBAC-FM in Santa Fe. We decided that, while I'm in town, I should come in every week and do a little segment. Inspired by my year-end blog post, we decided on Kelly Does Her Best wherein I introduce listeners to some of the best indie artists I know and we have a little chat with said artists. Joan was our first.


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Comments [6]

Lezbeth's picture

Nice Kelly. Thanks for

Nice Kelly. Thanks for bringing her onto our radar screens (or computer screens, whatever). Her voice reminds me a little of Sarah Bettens.

Not2Taem's picture

Not so sloppy seconds. A

Not so sloppy seconds. A little bit of Kelly to brighten the blogs.
Smile

Kelly McCartney's picture

She's pretty great. Glad you

She's pretty great. Glad you dig it. The first song we play is from a CD that came out in 1991 or 92.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Kelly McCartney's picture

Yeah, I've been holding out.

Yeah, I've been holding out. This one was done on New Year's Eve, actually. I've been waiting since then for VP to get the technology straight. So, I have a whole series we'll be posting - Amy Ray, Vonda Shepard, Kristen Hall, and others.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Not2Taem's picture

Nice to put a voice with the

Nice to put a voice with the words. Diggin' the icon! Music doesn't suck either. Cool

January 23? When did you do this? Have you been holding out on us? Shock

lucia_2008's picture

I like her music, thanks.

I like her music, thanks.

Smile...life is good!!!