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Ready for the Good Times

by Glenn Jones

12 songs of life, love, and hope. Amazing musical performances from a who's who of NC musical all stars. You know that you, and all of us, are Ready for the Good Times!
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1. Ripples in the Pond
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2. My Baby Makes Pie
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3. I've Got a Voice
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4. I Wish You Could See Me Now
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5. A New Great Pyramid
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6. The Other
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7. Let's Make Some Good Old Days
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8. Heartland
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9. No Fool Like an Old Fool
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10. Bury My Heart on Music Row
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11. I'm Not Francesca
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12. Ready for the Good Times
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Glenn Jones has a powerful voice so full of heart that it commands your attention, with deeply moving, sometimes haunting
real-life songwriting that spurs deep emotions. Like summer rain pounding hard on a tin roof, this modern day crooner has a
driving guitar style that can’t be ignored. Once you experience him live, it will be hard not to love the man and his music; he’s
the real deal! “ - Terry Rader, contributing writer for Yes! Weekly and Everything Music - The Triad Scene

Glenn Jones is a well-traveled songwriter/singer/musician/storyteller/performer based in Chapel Hill, NC. Born in Chester PA, Glenn has been a rolling stone most of his life, and lived five places before graduating from high school in Greensboro NC, birthing a restless nature that endures to this day. His music-obsessed late older brother Davy Jones [punk rock Austin TX iconic guitarist (Hickoids, Ideals)] constantly blasted great music of all kinds into Glenn, starting around age 6 – Hendrix, the Move, Zappa, Aretha, you name it. Davy taught Glenn his first chords on guitar. The die was cast, early.

His first paid public gig was on bass and lead vocals for Eclipse in Tamaqua, PA, having just turned 13. In small town coal country PA, Friday night was the night that almost every corner had a fire station, VFW, or ethnic club had music and dancing, and the band stayed hopping. Thrown in the fire early and often, Glenn learned bass, guitar, lead vocals, and how to entertain fast and well. Glenn was a music weekend warrior through high school, and lasted a couple of years at UNC before dropping out to go full time with glam rockers Ezra. Stints included The Suspects (NC power pop trio), The Buttondowns (London, UK), and many others.

With a wife and two young kids to support, Glenn eventually entered the corporate world and tried to live the straight life, working his way up the ladder, eventually getting his law license. But all of his energy and time seemed to go to the three and four nights a week still gigging, mostly solo acoustic in the Baltimore area, and filling notebooks with song ideas and working them out live in the bars. Playing in a Graham Parsons tribute sparked a love affair with twang. Some influences in Glenn’s writing are Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Lucinda, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, John Prine, and Steve Earle, along with a thousand others. 2012’s self-produced effort, More Songs About Girls and Beer, on which Glenn plays most of the tracks (guitar, bass, all vocals, sax), one can hear the hard rocker slowly moving into more thoughtful and twangier avenues.

The stress of leading a long-time double life, and the tankers full of booze needed to smooth it all over, finally led to the crash – career, marriage, house in Metrowest MA, the works, gone in a blink. Waking up in an ER hours from home, knowing he’d been a few heartbeats away from gone, immobilized for days with nothing but thinking to do, led Glenn to vow to devote the rest of his time on earth, however long or short, to living a life full of music and writing. 2016’s release, the loose song cycle of The Drunkard’s Suite, chronicles that time in 13 songs. In “This World”, the CD ends on a note of redemption and hope.

After 15 years of exile in the northeast wilderness, he's now back home in his beloved Chapel Hill, NC, writing, singing, collaborating, and belting 'em out in clubs, listening room, and anywhere there's a mic and a stage. In addition to a heavy schedule of solo acoustic original performances, Glenn is a talented bassist, active in several projects.

The just-completed third CD, “Ready for the Good Times”, is a triumph. It represents a mature voice with a lot to say singing songs as though life depended on it. Recorded at Chapel Hill’s Rubber Room Studios with venerable producer Jerry Brown (Mandolin Orange, Mipso, Steep Canyon Rangers, and many many others), the tracks include performances by a who’s who of NC musical talent, including Joseph Terrell and Libby Rodenbough of Mipso, Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange, Robbie Link on upright.

Glenn will be on the road much of 2020 and beyond throughout the states and the UK, promoting “Ready for the Good Times”. His motto – life is music is life. Don’t miss this hard-working, unique writer and performer.

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