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Tamika LOVE Jones / Press

“It’s about 2:45 and I’m sitting down in Bus Boys and Poet’s on 14th & V streets NW preparing to talk to one of DC’s hidden Neo-Soul jewels. I’m talking about Tamika Love Jones. I’ve seen her perform before and she has one the strongest voices I’ve ever heard, her live performances are great. The way she commands the crowd and her stage presence are definitely a breath of fresh air.”

“Soul singer Tamika “Love” Jones is a recognized name in her stomping grounds of Washington D.C., performing regularly up and down the historic U Street corridor that was once called “Black Broadway”. But, while she is already a superstar in her home city, music fans outside of DC’s tri-state area seem to also have their ears perked for new sounds from this soulful songstress who is easily a candidate as our next new soul break-out artist. Jones has recently opened for acts such as Amel Larrieux, Marsha Ambrosius, Jaguar Wright and Maya Azucena and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. She recently dropped her first self-titled CD in 2010 and is enjoying airplay of her recent singles “Damn, Damn, Damn” and “Dumb Love”. We had the opportunity to interview the talented singer and she told us in a recent Q & A session what D’Angelo, Amel Larriuex, Lauryn Hill and Billie Holiday have in common, what she has in store for us musically in 2011 and what inspired he”

“This project is one that you will have in constant rotation. The creative writing skills of Tamika Jones will keeps your ears wanting more. Along with a host of talented producers and musicians. Such as Jarvis '76keys' Smith, Brad 'B-Digga' Taylor, P.J. Morgan, and Ronnie Lindsey to name a few. You can Tamika"Love"Jones performing in the D.C, Maryland and Virginia area at various venues. To see her perform would be as if your were watching one of the best to ever do it. This project only foreshadows what is yet to come. Visit her at www.tamikalovejones.com”

“What do you get when you have an artist who vocally reminds you a bit of Jill Scott combined with the raspy soul of Mary J. Blige and the bare richness of India.Arie? Well, for me, that mix is how I would describe rising star Tamika "Love" Jones. Not to insinuate that she lack originality or her own creative flair--for her unique flava can't be denied--but I do feel a familiar comfort when listening to Tamika sing, which is most definitely an ear-clincher at first listen. A protege of former Bad Boy producer and SoulBounce favorite Chucky Thompson, Tamika has worked on projects with the likes of Faith Evans and DC natives Mya and Tanya Blount before making waves as a solo artist known for incredible stage shows. She has recently opened for acts such as Amel Larrieux, Marsha Ambrosius, Jaguar Wright and Maya Azucena while headlining many a show in her hometown stomping ground along the popular U Street corridor.”

"Dumb Love" and the ensuing song "Damn, Damn, Damn" both allow the listener to appreciate Jones' storytelling prowess. "Damn, Damn, Damn," a title that will draw chuckles from "Good Times" fans tells the story of a woman who always seems to arrives at the terminal just as the love train is closing the doors and pulling away from the station. The anthem, "Make It Mine" is a passionate plea by Jones for people to take personal control of their lives. However, Jones is at her best when she is expressing the angst and insecurity that often comes with that thing called love. That comes through on the song "Sunshine," where Jones wrestles with personal insecurities that bring her to the brink of ruining a good relationship. It's rare these days for artists to create work that lays their hopes, fears and weaknesses open for the world to see. Jones has done that with this EP. The results are sure to have some people asking why she went ‘there,' but the results are also absolutely compelling

““Dumb Love,” a feel good song that explores the plights of a modern-day relationship. It’s beautifully written, sonically intact and mentally stimulating. If only they played more songs like this on the radio.”

“In anticipation of the new project “Addicted To Love Jones”, Briggs Management just released a three track download taster package of live recordings and collaborations from Washington D.C songbird and Meltdown Favorite Tamika Love Jones. Included is “Insanity” (Recorded Live @ Omega studios D.C), an epic 7 and half minute journey through Hiphop/Jazz and Soul, borrowing a bassline from A Tribe Called Quests Electric Relaxation and laid down in a way only Tamika can. It’s also one of this years most requested songs from listeners. Aside from that, the package also comes with a recording of “Damn, Damn, Damn”, Live @ Indulj, another standout track from her previous project Love Jones EP which is also a big show favorite, plus an exclusive version of “Over It” featuring New York’s DJ Conscience. GET THE LOVE JONES SUITE 2day @ http://snd.sc/ufBLMM ”

“The Washington Post endorses Tamika Jones, Fertile Ground & Wayna...July 2009”

“The up and coming Jones gigs all over the city multiple nights a week and is one of the most sought after neo soul singers in the diamond.”

“Tamika Jones Brings Much Needed Live Music to 14th & U Corridor”

“Tamika Jones Rising Star on DC Music Scene”