Official Press Release for Home: Vol. 1

New Orleans Roots duo, Sweet Jones, takes their new EP ‘Home Vol. 1’ on the road.

The couple met at a gig in Austin, a post-Katrina love story set to music.  Melissa has family roots in TX and grew up in Austin; Matthew was retreating and recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  As two independent artists from divergent backgrounds, they felt compelled to merge their styles to create a sound more representative and ultimately more rewarding.   They have been performing together as Sweet Jones since 2009. 

In that time, they’ve recorded three albums, performed at various festivals regionally, toured annually from the South/East Coast/Midwest, built a home recording studio, established their own music publishing company, and performed their own arrangement of the Cole Porter tune, I’ve Got My Eyes on You in the closing scene of NCIS Crescent City Part 1 with Mark Harmon and Scott Bakula.

Press from their debut studio release “Magnolia” -
"Upbeat rhythms, tight guitar licks, and harmonies that float like the bayou mist mixed into a gumbo of blues, roots-rock, folk and Americana...Magnolia reflects and honesty and sincerity for the music they create".  The Alternate Root magazine

"From-the-heart sounding vocals and lyrics and warm-blooded, uncomplicated melodies present on Magnolia makes for one of this year’s major listening treats. The disarming, youthful sweetness of Ms. DeOrazio’s vocal persona is coupled with a quiet emotional strength that never fails to charm. Her musical and spousal partner Matthew provides a most suitable deep-voiced counterpart as well as brilliant guitar on any given track."  Roots Music Report

The summer tour starts close to home in the heart of the delta, including historic music towns Clarksdale, MS and Muscle Shoals, AL.  Then they head west through Norman, OK, Amarillo, TX and finally to New Mexico before heading back home to New Orleans via Austin and Galveston, TX, and Lake Charles, LA. 

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