John "jonesy" Latini

John "jonesy" Latini

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

John Latini is an award winning singer/songwriter and a charming and witty entertainer. He's also a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass and lap steel with amazing finesse for several bands including The Flying Latini Brothers.

Biography

John "jonesy" Latini is an award winning songwriter who resides in the eastern Michigan area. Born and raised in New York, he grew up playing music with his family. His singer/songwriter album, Lake Of My Dreams, contains the song "Yesterday I Painted Your Room" which garnered him the first place prize in the Metro Detroit Songwriting Contest. Jonesy also placed in the finals of The Hank Williams Songwriting Competition in North Carolina. You can see him perform with all his wit and charm on his own or with bands including Jamie-Sue Seal & the Radiotown Flyers, Hoodang, and his very own Flying Latini Brothers. He is a popular and frequent guest on the Jammin' Round With Jamie-Sue radio show as well as hosting his own songwriters series in Ypsilanti Michigan every Friday night at The Tap Room Annex.
John has written and performed for over 25 years and has shared stages with the likes of Blues Traveler, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. Eleven of his tunes can be heard on Crowbar Hotel's 2001 Lovongo Records release "other lives", with ten more expected on his soon to be released solo effort "The Carnival". As well, Latini's talent as a sideman has garnered him credits on Jason Ringenberg's new CD 'Empire Builders', Dave Boutette's 'Old Dog Songbook' and the self titled album by Uses For Wood, to name a few. Whether it's the dynamic front man with the soulful pipes and the gut wrenching delivery that you know, or the emotionally evocative lyricist, or, for that matter, the versatile instrumentalist, a talent by any other name is still a talent!

Lyrics

Christmas Train

Written By: John Latini

My electric train's all candy canes in that ping pong table town, and the kids skating on the mirror, and the dogs out at the pound don't make a sound.

But the Christmas Train keep rolling chock full of little toys,
It brings metal cars and wooden airplanes past the girls and boys.

We go out walking in the evening on them heated basement nights,
To see the fake mountain in the rear generator underneath the Christmas lights.

Christmas Train, Christmas Train,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree,
Christmas Train, Christmas Tree,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree.

Business man on the platform waiting on the 7:09,
Train whistle blowing and the smokestack showing that it's coming on down the line,
School kids in the church yard checking the Nativity scene,
They stand there gawking and nobody talking 'bout the coming of the 519.

Christmas Train, Christmas Train,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree,
Christmas Train, Christmas Tree,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Train, Christmas Train,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree,
Christmas Train, Christmas Tree,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree.

So, cut your engine and brush your teeth, lay your body down,
'cause there's a freight train coming to a real live village when the morning come around.

Christmas Train, Christmas Train,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree,
Christmas Train, Christmas Tree,
woo, woo-ee,
Christmas Train on Christmas Eve underneath the Christmas Tree.

Discography

Lake Of My Dreams, John Latini solo

D-E-A-R S-A-N-T-A, John Latini Christmas CD

Get Down, Flying Latini Brothers

Other Lives, Crowbar Hotel

Set List

3 sets of original material and 1 set of selected covers.
2 sets of original and traditional Christmas and Holiday songs.