Jonathan Ames
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Jonathan Ames

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Sample songs are from album "Spectrum", available from me.

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60 year old veteran of vacuum cleaner sales, Village baskethouses, campus disruptions, beats, hippies, improv theater, Hair, codependents, account executives, sobriety advocates, therapists, Buddhists, 9/11 and Katrina, now living alone and practicing clinical psychology. And wondering ...still...if I can find a way to connect with my music to appreciative listeners in a way that has eluded me. Would like my songs to get somewhere beyond my computer. Influences are Ian and Sylvia, Dylan, Chris Smithers, San Francisco (Dead, etc.) Martin Simpson, Allison Krauss (in terms of adoration and fandom); Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, The Greencards, Django Reinhardt among many others.

I have no illusions re virtuosity. I think my songs -- as such -- recreate the idea of topicality in an intriguing way -- not at all ear candy, they're about isolative states of mind -- perhaps appealing to a peculiar few.