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Sideman Town

by J. Jay Jones

Lyric centered songs from a Nashville native who tells the story of a city that only exists now in memories by examining childhood events, both tragic and celebratory, his musician father, and his own journey as an artist. Jason Wilber plays guitar.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. For Now
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2. Rayon City Sin
4:18 $0.99
3. Sideman Town
2:35 $0.99
4. Let Me Down
5:16 $0.99
5. Elvis Dies in Memphis
5:45 $0.99
6. Boss Man
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7. Slipped Away
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8. Sunday School Tricksters
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9. Madison Angel
3:40 $0.99
10. Watch the Years Go
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Album Notes
Sideman Town is the first solo record by Atlanta singer/songwriter J. Jay Jones. A native Nashvillian, Jones began his music career as a teenager, playing drums and singing in local and regional bands in the 80s and early 90s in and around Nashville and Murfreesboro. In the 90s he relocated to Athens, GA, where he sang for local power pop band, Gick, started a family, embarked on a career as a communications consultant, wrote songs, and played the occasional drum gig. Jason Wilber, lead guitarist and band leader for John Prine, plays on four tracks.

Sideman Town is a memoir. It tells the story of the author. It tells the story of his father, also a musician turned family man.

It tells the stories of his friends and neighbors in Madison, TN, many of whom worked as backing musicians for the country music stars who lived in mansions on the lake or flew chartered jets to their homes in Los Angeles.

This is the story of the sidemen, the men who lived just up the road in Madison but still a million miles from Music Row.

And it’s the story of Nashville—a town that never seemed to change until it did—tragic stories of innocence and hope lost. The ghost of Elvis. Fatal obsessions. Defiance. And dreams both realized and crushed.

Produced by J. Jay Jones and David Palmer
J. Jay Jones: Vocals, drums, piano
Jason Wilber: Guitar
Mark Roberts: Guitar
Sam Jones: Guitar
David Palmer: Guitar and Bass

Recorded in Athens, GA at Espresso Machine and Murfreesboro, TN at Endurotone



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