Brokenheart Jones
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Brokenheart Jones


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"Brokenheart Jones - Winded"

The Jones boys obviously attended the Twin Cities School Of Garage Rock, graduated with full honors and a bottle of whiskey, and are excelling in their post-grad studies in local haunts and dives.....

[Winded is] A groovy mix of jazzy rhythms, funky axe riffs, heartbreak themes, and down-home spirit.....

Very cool stuff from a relatively new local outfit.... - Pulse - Tom Hallett - 2004

"Brokenheart Jones - Sunday Best"

...Brokenheart Jones is on their way to repaving the road of "real" music, and will start it with the release of "Sunday Best...."

..."Mint Condition" gives incredible depth to the entire album, and furthermore, to the talent behind Brokenheart Jones... - Stone Roller - M. Linsmeyer - 2006

"Sunday Best CD Review"

Tim Greenwood, Brokenheart Jones' lead singer/guitarist, channels Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, the likable oratory pilgrimages of Woodie Guthrie, the whiskey-tinged draw of Ryan Adams, and the yearning howl of every lost cowboy, indie-rocker, love-struck-every-five-minutes effortlessly on "Sunday Best," BhJ's sophomore debut. Accompanied by four twangy counterparts (Guitar/Vocalist, Mark Althans, Violinist/Vocalist, Amy Tobin, Bassist, Ben Foote, and Drummer, Adam Bilsing), Greenwood mentions such notable streets as Summit Avenue and Hiawatha while lamenting over living out of a suitcase in the trunk of his car. Ethan Hawke's, Troy Dyer, of Gen X's Reality Bites fame, would definitely include Greenwood and his bunch into the Hey That's My Bike club, even if they couldn't make it to 50 eggs.

With lyrics rich as Exxon Mobile executives, Greenwood and gang give all indie-rocker, alt-country blues hounds, a prominent jaunt for their money. "On Trailer Park Tragedy," Greenwood bemoans "Now we're left here on our own, all left alone with our mistakes, now I'm alone in my poor taste" and "What do you want girl, there's no way into you." After a few Premiums at the corner bar, basking in the rawest form of straight loneliness, gasping shots of punch-drunk love sickness while slumped on your favored, red vinyl tattered stool as the neighbor's dog barks in the moonlight, pop "Sunday Best" in the Ford on the drive home and exhale your Camel deep into the wind as BhJ whisks you deep into a country town all your own. - Rift Magazine - K. Cook - May 2006

"Brokenheart Jones @ the Fineline 4/6/6"

Rhett Miller and the Old 97’s should probably start keeping an eye out, because Brokenheart Jones are about to steal some of their thunder. Their recent release, Sunday Best, kicks off with some sweet guitarmonies shared between slide and non-slide guitar and Tim Greenwood's weathered (but not too weathered; see again, Rhett Miller) voice railing against a “stupid girl.” They strike right into the vein of true Americana, recalling the salad days of artists like Ryan Adams and Wilco before they went all wiggy with their sonic palettes. A lot of tends to wallow in its crapulence, with every song about drinking, smoking and crying, but Brokenheart Jones leavens the recipe with a good dose of pop, even if they sometimes weave dangerously close to the edge with lines about the inadequacy of four chords to express true love. Come on, boys: if Bono could do it with three chords and the truth, four is 33% more to work with. Math problems aside, Brokenheart Jones have got the stuff to rise up and make a run at the big time - Pulse - S. McPherson


Old Man Radio (EP) - 2003
Winded - 2004
Sunday Best - 2006



Drown your sorrows in a bottle of these boys. Let that smoke burn to the filter and turn up those floor speakers because Brokenheart Jones is about to knock you back with new music like the days of old. Beautiful melodies that relate sad stories, boasting vivid and heartfelt lyrics backed by the twang of guitars and a rollicking band; BhJ manages to draw from vintage greats and combine that with a current and relevant sound to create what can best be described as insurgent americana music.

Formed in late 2003 by Tim Greenwood and Adam Bilsing, Brokenheart Jones got right to work making a scene in the big and lonely Twin Cities of Minnesota. After working new tunes in every dive bar they could find, the band released its first full length record entitled 'Winded' in the early winter of 2004. 'Winded' proved to bring new hope to fans all over the Twin Cities, and was given great reviews in local publications.

'Sunday Best' was released to the delight of fans in March of 2006. With 11 original tracks that preach tales of love, loss, and worry, the group's second record is a testament to the power of roots music at its best. Front man Tim Greenwood writes BhJ's music in a way that moves the band to reflect the raw emotion felt by everybody attempting to get somewhere in our world today. Being influenced by artists such as The Band, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young, 'Sunday Best' clearly represents the Jones' boys passion to tell an old story in a new and inspired way. The album has received critical acclaim and is being touted as a defining and necessary work in its rich genre.

Serving up a live show even more exciting and energetic than their recorded work, Brokenheart Jones commands the spotlight every time they take the stage. The band draws in crowds each night with a catalog as deep and diverse as that of bands 5 times their tenure. Their dynamic sound and stage presence captivates audiences of all ages, and exemplifies the lost idea that live rock and roll should be equal parts sermon, circus, confession, and romance.

BhJ has eyes for the future, setting their sights on another full length record and touring. With audiences waiting, the Jones' boys are ready to hit the road and prove themselves as a mainstay of americana music for years to come.

Previously Appeared With:
Joanna James
Chris Koza
Pete Hoffman
Tim Mahoney
Reverse Cowgirl
Luke Zimmerman
Stockcar Named Desire
Six Ways from Sunday
Hungry Horse