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Launch

by Jonathan Auerbach

Spirited original rock-flavored music mixes powerhouse guitar chops with forceful vocal flights, uncommon lyrics and fresh beats, cooking up a rich musical stew.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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1. Excellent Years
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2. Trance Rhythm
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3. Lily of the Valium
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4. One More Day
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5. Lucky Stars
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6. Bard Among the Bums
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7. Distant Drumming
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8. The Circle
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9. 24.7.365
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10. Restless Life
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11. The Heart is Long
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The buzz on New England-based guitarist and singer songwriter Jonathan Auerbach and his spirited original classic rock on his compelling 11-track debut CD titled, LAUNCH:

"An auteur, a true American iconoclast, Jonathan evokes the sound of a wandering troubadour. Check "Trance Rhythm" and "Lily of the Valium" for a taste" -- Oedipus, Program Director, WBCN, Boston.

"Nothing short of entrancing. One can't help but lose themselves in his prolific world. Listen to the track "Distant Drumming" to see what 'all the buzz' on Jonathan is about" -- Rick Morrison, VP of Promotion V2 Records.

On LAUNCH, Jonathan reels off powerhouse guitar riffs, forceful vocals and uncommon lyrics - and fronts a Band of top Nashville and Los Angeles musicians, who have recorded and performed with notable artists as diverse as William Topley; Willie Nelson; Bonnie Raitt; Emmylou Harris and Larry Coryell; late greats Gram Parsons and Waylon Jennings.

Jonathan's music has grit and grace - a fresh signature sound that fuses polish and superb production with a live earthy vibe. The songs render vivid and eloquent snapshots of real life - and have aired on FM radio nationwide. As both seasoned performer and award-winning travel writer, Jonathan has honed the art of melding music and story. Says Jonathan, "Wanderlust, passion, mystery -- these elements infuse my music. I'm a conspirator. I write songs to shake me from the doldrums and also to grab the listener for the ride." A dynamic soloist on stage in clubs worldwide, Jonathan beguiles audiences -- and the buzz builds.


JAM Magazine, October 2004
"Jonathan Auerbach's new album, LAUNCH, Meets All Roots Rock Criteria...  Strong rock rhythms presented in their raw state.  Musical and vocal hooks that catch the ear and the mind.   "Distant Drumming"  has got all the pieces here -- strong beat that makes me tap my feet, the repeated musical and vocal hook line is very catchy.  Best is that the lyrics are just a bit mysterious and interesting.  I'm also partial to "The Heart is Long,"  one of several songs that Auerbach uses to examine the ups and downs of relationships, along with "Lucky Stars" and "The Circle." One of those albums that grows on you little by little. Well worth checking out."

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Joseph Rosendo, producer/publisher, Travelscope Radio & Publicat

The freshest marriage of music and lyrics I've heard in many years!
Mr. Auerbach offers the freshest marriage of music and lyrics that I've heard in many years. As with one of my favorite tracks, “Distant Drumming,” the music lures, but he captures heart and mind with his lyrics -- deliciously surprising at times and always crafted to complement the mood he creates with his melodies. In an era of repetitive, thoughtless ramblings, his words tell a story and (dare I mention it) offer up something of value to ponder and relish.
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Tom Slatky

music this fresh happens, but not often....
unique, fresh and unexpected. If this was his first album I can't wait for more.
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Rick Morrison (VP of Promotion V2 Records)

J.A'S "Launch" takes me to a place far, far away.
Jonathan's music is nothing short of entrancing. One can't help but lose themselves in his prolific world. If you want a taste of his record listen to the track "Distant Drumming" to see what 'all the buzz' on Jonathan Auerbach is about.

Rick Morrison
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Ned Monahan

This is a great, fresh sound.
This is a great debut CD. Jonathan combines his superb songwriting and production with excellent vocals and stringwork to make a soulful, soothing, and wise record. The last missing element for the CD is the contagious enthusiasm that I saw in him in a live performance.
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John Rhonert, producer, Village Producers -- LA

Perfect blend of words and music -- outstanding songwriting
Mix great musical compositions topped with great powerful lyrics, and you have the music of Jonathan Auerbach on his debut CD, LAUNCH. My personal favorite track, Distant Drumming, is a perfect blend of words and music --outstanding songwriting.
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Oedipus

a true American iconoclast
a friend, an auteur, a true American iconoclast, Jonathan evokes the sound of a wandering troubadour singing his way across the country. Check "Trance Rhythm" and "Lily of the Valium" for a taste...
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John Oberdorf


Jonathan's CD, Launch, is a grand piece of work, musically as sound as can be and soaring in its scope. When music produces an image and carrys the listener with it, well, then one can say it is a success. This Launch promises a wonderful voyage to come.
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Jay Sterin, President Media Maven, Inc.

“Great writing... strong lyrics Musically very tight . Unique vocal style.”
With everything coming out sounding alike it is great to hear something like this. The CD means a lot to him and you can feel it coming through. Great writing...lyrics are really strong. Musically very tight and professional. Unique vocal style.
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Rick Haas, Aces and Eights


Jonathan Auerbach has the prized ability to combine sincere feelings with genuine wit. The swirling emotions set loose in his inaugural release LAUNCH seem akin to watching a Robin Williams movie or reading a John Irving book. You never know where you will be in the next moment. To me, that always feels great.
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Steve

Unique, passionate
Passionate songwriting with an original edge. A true artist among many music makers. A great find!
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