Zach Jones’ Fading Flowers musically chronicles his journey of closing one chapter and starting over, reflecting on lessons learned while building a new life 3,000 miles from home. Pulling from Jones’ real life experiences, this highly personal album manages to speak to larger universal truths, like the complexity of relationships and the challenges of facing new obstacles when youve only got yourself to rely on. With guitar-driven rock songs like the Foo Fighters-flavored ‘Easy Way Out’ or Kinks-esque ‘3,000 Miles’, to the soulful longing and loneliness of ballads ‘Back Home’ and ‘Sweet Insomnia’, Jones’ powerful, poetic, honest lyrics combine with passionate vocals and expressive rhythms to explore the highs and lows of starting anew.
Combining classic rock with vintage R&B grooves and power pop hooks, Fading Flowers explores themes of geographic and personal change based on Jones’ own move from Portland, Maine to San Francisco, California, where he found himself for the first time away from his network of friends, family and the comfortable predictability of home. Often mirroring Elvis Costello’s rapid-fire vocal delivery, Jones sings Beatles-inspired melodies wrapped in Beach Boys harmonies and Motown soul backed with his distinctive guitar playing and a dynamic rhythm section to create a unique modern rock sound.
Having toured tirelessly as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band As Fast As, Jones is no stranger to the world of rock and roll. Along with his AFA band-mates, Jones has appeared on stages across the country at venues such as New Yorks Irving Plaza, Denvers Fillmore Auditorium and San Franciscos Warfield Theater opening shows for the likes of Maroon 5, OAR, Butch Walker, INXS, Gavin DeGraw, John Fogarty and more. With Fading Flowers, Jones makes his debut as a solo artist.
released March 16, 2010
Andrew Hodgkins- Drums
Stu Mahan- Bass, Percussion
Spencer Albee- Farfisa & Tambourine
(Track 9), Synthesizer (Track 11)
Zach Jones- Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Rhodes,
Percussion, Bass (7, 8 & 11)
All songs written by Zach Jones except
`You Looked @ Me`, written by Zach Jones,
Stu Mahan & Spencer Albee.
Produced by Zach Jones and James Caran
Recorded and engineered by James Caran,
Slanty Studios San Francisco, CA
Additional tracking by Zach Jones, Stu
Mahan & Spencer Albee, Deep Research Portland, ME
Mixed by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo Windham, ME
Mastered by Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Portland, ME
Photos by Lauren Rudser (www.laurenrudser.com
Art and Layout by Kelsey Munroe (www.scowldesign.com
Website by Adam Flaherty (www.adamflaherty.com
Thank you to everyone who has provided me
with support, friendship, and inspiration.
You know who you are and I love you.
Special Thanks to:
Mom, Dad, Josh, Kate, Chris, Andrew Hodgkins,
Stu Mahan, James Caran, Spencer Albee, Hache
Horchatta, Jon Wyman, Kelsey Munroe, Adam
Flaherty, Lauren Rudser & Petur Magnussen