Mother Jones

Mother Jones

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Winner of the Los Angeles Music Awards "Jam Band Artist of the Year 2006", this multi-genre jam band has received national & international radio airplay, and are listed on Jambands.com radio chart. Their strong songwriting, vocals, musicianship & performances capture a wide range of audiences & ages

Biography

A dynamic, six-piece, multi-genre jam band from Los Angeles, Mother Jones, LA Music Awards "Jamband Artist of the Year", has assembled a powerhouse of some of the West Coast’s finest musicians and vocalists.

After forming over 6 years ago, they have released two strong, well-received albums and have been consistently touring and performing throughout California and neighboring states. With it’s arsenal of performers and songwriters the band has developed a unique and powerful sound that is all their own, delivering the complete package of great songs, powerful performances and flowing jams to fans and listeners.

Their most recent album, 'UNION', held steady in the top 20 for several months in early 2007 on the Jam Radio Chart at Jambands.com. Having been awarded “Runner Up” in Relix magazine’s August “Jam Off” competition they are currently listed in the magazine’s “On The Rise” section. At least 6 songs from 'UNION' have received regular airplay at over 60 stations around the US, and throughout Europe. Songs from both 'UNION' as well as their first album, 'Life Is Illusion', have been listed as “Track of the Week” at Garageband.com, where they have also won several “Critics Choice” awards. They’ve been listed in the “Top 10” on the Internet Jam station, “Ear Candy for the Mind”, at Live365.com, where they are a “Featured Artist” in the Live365.com library.

'UNION', was mastered at Capitol Records by Evran Gocknar and recorded at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood by Barry Conley using all analog recording- creating a rich, warm sound. With members of Mother Jones coming from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, their music is influenced by everything from Rock and R&B, to Bluegrass, Folk and Country, to World Beat. Their diverse originals and energy-driven performances have captured the attention of both Jam music fans and industry professionals throughout the world.

Lyrics

Lost In Emotion

Written By: Written by Son Vo, performed by Mother Jones

Chorus:
I’m lost in emotion
And I’m livin’ in a dream
I’m swimmin’ in an ocean
(And) I’ll be next to you

Verse1:
Everyday – the world is spinnin’- tryin’ to make you feel
Either Good & Evil, not what’s real.
Won’t try to stake a claim, only just amused.
Sit back, relax & kick up my tired heels.

Bridge:
Get ready - To tell what’s right from wrong.
Get ready - This could take all day long.
Get ready - To travel many miles.
Get ready - To let my soul loose.

Chorus:

Verse2:
Took a day – to see the sights, birds flyin’ high.
Lift my morning eyes to greet the bright, blue sky.
Seems a little strange to take up so much time,
To leave this busy life & slow it all down.

Bridge:
But I’m ready- My nerves are tough as steel.
I’m ready – (There’s) Nothin’ to conceal.
I’m ready – To leave it all behind.
I’m ready – To let my soul loose.

Lay Me Down

Written By: Written by Son Vo, performed by Mother Jones

Lay me down, (but) don’t lay me in misery.
Payin’ with lessons of lost time.
Make the most of what life’s given me.
Winds of mercy on my side.

Lick: 1X

V1:
Been told to run along & hide.
Keepin’ secrets in your war-torn mind.
Holdin’ your breath, not lashin’ out
Even when your spirit could break down.

Br:
And the sorrow from the very first lie
Made you realize you’re on thin ice.
You put your foot down with a leg up,
Had to run out from the darkness of the night (of the night).

Chorus:

V2:
Promised Father you’d do your best
(To) Cast your Demons out, lay ‘em to rest.
He said, “Go and live your dreams.
Shape your future without spinnin’ your wheels.”

Br2:
“And remember that you’re havin’ fun
A reminder, you’re not on the run.
Take a free ride & live it up,
Let the high tide drift you straight into the sun”(into the sun)

Milkin' The Cows

Written By: Son H. Vo

Well I went down to the station
And I’ve been eatin’ Kennaration
Well I went down to the station
And I’ve been eatin’ Kennaration

I hope I don’t get stuck with milkin’ the cows

Well I went up to the barnyard
And I pitched hay with the farmers
Well I went up to the barnyard
And I pitched hay with the farmers

I hope I don’t get stuck with milkin’ the cows

Well I went down to the station
And I’ve been eatin’ Kennaration
Well I went up to the barnyard
And I pitched hay with the farmers.

I hope I don’t get stuck with milkin’ the cows
I hope I don’t get stuck with milkin’ the cows
I hope I don’t get stuck with milkin’ the cows

In Your Lies

Written By: Son H. Vo

Baby, I’ve been wonderin’
Baby, I’ve been ponderin’
Am I in your heart, am I in your eyes?
Baby, I’ve been worryin’
All I really want to know
Is am I in your life
Or am I in your lies?

Girl, won’t you stop pretendin’?
Girl, won’t you show me some feelin’?
Feel it in your heart, feel it in your soul!
Baby, baby, let it flow.
All I really want to know
Is am I in your life
Or am I in your lies?

Just Do Those Right Things

Written By: Son H. Vo

Everyone’s livin’ in & about
Everyone’s givin’ into the clout
I hope to God you’re movin’ in ‘cause every man is missin’ out!

You’ve got that lovely, walkin’ style of grace
I got that shiver runnin’ up to my face
Don’t tell me all your rights from wrong just do those right things to me.

Oh, just do those right things to me.
Just do those right things to me.
Don’t do those wrong things
Those sweet’n’slow things
Those kind of things that hit me hard
Those are the right things – (scream)

So let’s get movin’ there’s reality
And let’s get movin’ ‘til our destiny grows old & lonely.
Don’t live falsely, baby.
I got the moves I got the feel
‘Cause I’m I touch with what’s real in my life

Chorus 2x’s

Discography

Mother Jones released their 2nd album, "UNION" in 2006, mastered at Capitol Records & recorded at Paramount Recording Studios.
Their 1st album, "Life Is Illusion", was also recorded at Paramount Recording Studios in 2003.
All of "UNION" and much of "Life Is Illusion" were recorded on 2" analog tape at Parmount.

Set List

Average Set Time: 60 minutes

Originals
1.Stick With Me
2.Silver-footed Queen
3. Bound By You
4.Happy Little People
5.In Your Lies
6.Within Our Reach
7.The Finishing Line
8.Get It Right From The Start
9.Live & Learn
10.Just Do Those Right Things
11.You Know
12.Straight Up Ahead
13.Let Yourself Free
14. Milkin’ the Cows
15. Herb Sexy Cow
16. The Universe Song
17. Round and Round
18. Float
19. You Never Knew Me Long Enough
20. Breathing in Blue
21. Sands of Wonder
22. Ten Million Miles
23. Needn't Worry Now
24. Lost In Emotion
25. Lay Me Down
26. Tired of Bein' Tired
27. Not Half Bad
28. No More Rain
29. Sandman
30. Peace of Mind
(more originals available)

Covers

1. Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad?[E. Clapton]
2. Hammer [B. Marley]
3. Powderfinger [Neil Young]
4. This One Goes Out To The One I Love [REM]
5. I Wish [S. Wonder]
6. Piece Of My Heart [Janis Joplin]
7. Move Over [Janis Joplin]
8. Southbound [Allman Brothers]
9. Kansas