John Jones CD Release Party at Eddie’s Attic


By: Megan Morian

John Jones chose Eddie’s Attic in Decatur for his CD Release Party for “Evolution” on February 7, 2009. The mood in the low-lit room was very relaxed and positive, and John’s excitement was visible in his presence and speech while on stage. The room was full of people, a sight at which I was mildly surprised for a 3pm show. Most of those in attendance seemed to know John, either through his music or his acting careers, and many people also seemed to know each other. It was sure to be a good time had by all.

The food and drinks flowing from the Attic’s kitchen were superb and served to set the afternoon off right, and there was much laughter and enjoyment among the tables. John took the stage promptly at 3 o’clock, and began with a great rendition of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” His voice was strong and you could tell he was happy to be onstage doing what he loved to do best. John had several guest artists to sing a few of the songs on his cd, mentioning that it was really a treat for him to be able to see others singing his songs in a way that was different from his own.

He narrated through the show with many jokes onstage, stories of inspiration or funny pieces about the writing of each song, and many thanks for those in attendance and those that helped him create his “Evolution.” In addition to a couple other songs, all of those on his CD were performed at the party, either by John or his guests. Towards the end he even included his audience in a song about sticking up for yourself, encouraging finger snapping and a strong “No means no!” hook. All in all it was a very fun and enjoyable show, and a success at that: John sold at least half of his cds on his merchandise table! If you are looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, a CD Release Party is an excellent bet for fun and musical entertainment.


Click here to listen to what some audience members thought about the show.

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