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Opening for the Pat McGee Band
"Introducing Jonathan Mudd! This guy writes some killer tunes. ‘Run Amelia' has the makings of a true hit. ‘If You Ever Leave Me' and ‘Somewhere The Night' are freaking great songs. I am stunned." -Shockwave Magazine "Standout Track: ‘Run Amelia' is a slinky power-pop kiss-off laced with a chunky, riff-addled chorus. Mudd mingles a lonesome, single piano note with spacious chord changes and a winsome melody on the verses. ‘Your lies pace like animals,' he intones as the chorus' Godzilla guitars gear up for another round. [This] power-popper's mendacity anthem is the truth." -Washington City Paper "[Mudd's songs] are grounded in the sort of rock and pop that made it impossible to turn off the radio back in the day. No matter what kind of speakers you're listening to these days...this record will rock 'em, and the songs will sound even better once the weather gets decent enough to drive fast with the windows down." -Jim Bartlett, WMGN, "The Hits Just Keep On Comin" "The album is a treat, a fetching collection of riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts. For fans of smart guitars and tuneful melody-making...‘Any Good Heaven' is a real find." -The Washington Post Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jonathan Mudd hails from Washington, DC, but over the years has made his home in Chapel Hill, NC, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA. He's recorded and toured with several notable bands, including The Shake, Land of Giants and Jo Jo Ex-Mariner. In 2005, Jonathan released his first solo record, Any Good Heaven. The Washington Post called it "great pop-rock...a fetching collection of riff-happy rockers that never forgo the catchy parts." Jonathan's new release is Truth Lies, which Blurt raved "has all the requisite powerpop hallmarks: meaty guitar riffs atop propulsive rhythms; instantly hummable melodies and a keen sense of dynamics; lyrics about loving and losing and getting back together, all with an undercurrent of reflection and redemption." Jonathan is performing live with his new band, featuring a stalwart cast of DC rockers: guitarist/vocalist Parthenon Huxley (Eels, Don Dixon, ELO II), bassist/vocalist Cal Everett (4 Out of 5 Doctors), and drummer Tom Conner (Simple Man). http://www.muddmusic.com/ http://www.myspace.com/jonathanmudd http://www.drew-gibson.com/
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Big melodies...big guitars...big beats...and maybe even some big ideas--that's Jonathan Mudd.
Jonathan Mudd sings, plays guitar, and gives it a go on keyboards and a bunch of other instruments. He writes songs, produces his own records, and performs solo and with a band.
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"'Truth Lies,' Mudd's second solo album, has all the requisite powerpop hallmarks: meaty guitar riffs atop propulsive rhythms; instantly hummable melodies and a keen sense of dynamic; lyrics about loving and losing and getting back together, all with an undercurrent of reflection and redemption. On 'Truth Lies' you can start the music pretty much anywhere on the album and land on a gem. 'Truth Lies' both holds its own against the classic powerpop archetypes while delightfully advancing the game for the contemporary scene."