Singer-songwriter Laney Jones to visit Newport’s Channing Church on November 20

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Two women who push the boundaries of folk music, Laney Jones and Mary-Elaine Jenkins, are heading to Newport next week. Common Fence Music will present the show at Channing Memorial Church on Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets cost $ 20.

About Laney Jones: You’ve heard Laney Jones, and you might not have realized it. There is a kind of magic when you meet someone who is doing what they are clearly supposed to do. You can feel an electricity in the air – an energy that can’t quite be explained – but you know it when you see it. It’s undeniable when you meet Laney Jones.

In just a few short years since taking the banjo, this young songwriter and conductor has gone from playing rural waterholes in Florida to performing on PBS alongside Alison Krauss and license music for Disney Pixar.

Her aptitude as a singer and songwriter was instantaneous. She quickly found herself immersed in the roots scene as a young rising talent. Laney received accolades from No Depression and LA Record, as well as the legendary Alison Krauss.

As an unsigned artist, she has successfully graced the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center and DC’s Kennedy Center for the Arts, appearing in PBS’s Great Performances series, earning corporate sponsorships and awards. licensing agreements and receiving national university radio broadcasts for his original songs.

Currently, his music rotates in constant rotation on more than 50 independent CMY radio stations across the country, and his voice can be heard on soundtracks for movies and television series like Disney and Dreamworks. Laney’s has also won many prestigious songwriting competitions and new artists, including the prestigious John Lennon songwriting competition.

Laney Jones picked up the guitar and began writing songs while in college as a respite from the demanding college program by working on an international business degree. Her aptitude as a singer and songwriter was instantaneous. She quickly found herself immersed in the roots scene as a young rising talent.

For its eponymous release, the explorations were under the direction of Grammy-nominated producer David Plakon (Wild Child, Young Rapids and Roadkill Ghost Choir). Playfully, Laney called the album’s genre “regal retro,” a blend of timeless melodies reminiscent of 60s and 70s singer-songwriters with modern, innovative textures and grooves. Basically, Laney Jones is a folk-rock record overflowing with sonic surprises. Looking back on her journey, Laney says, “It’s important to follow your mind and do what feels right to you. It’s hard to rule out other people’s ideas of what you should be or what you should be doing, but you should always do what’s right for you.

“From the start, nothing is typical…. ‘Firewall’ places Jones in the tradition of Gothic experimenters like [Tom] Waits. —MAGAZINE Paste

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About Mary-Elaine Jenkins: Mary-Elaine Jenkins’ music sounds like a premonition. Like sweat and perfume. Bourbon and salt water. Spanish moss on the ruins. The fruit of her education in the middle of the canopy of her Lowcountry family tree, Mary-Elaine Jenkins behaves as if she had never left the humidity of the coast. But she did. First Washington DC, then Spain and now Brooklyn. Venturing far from home, time and space far from her roots have further distilled Mary-Elaine’s typically southern charm.

* In order to welcome you back safely, please be prepared to present your proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of the show. In addition, we ask all customers to wear a mask in the room. Further away details are on our site.


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