Silver Lining
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Silver Lining

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Alternative Christian

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"Front Page of the Tennessean"

The Tennessean ran a large photo on their front page of the Human Snow Globe, as well as posting a beautiful slide show and interview. - The Tennessean (Nashville daily)


"More to come"

More press reviews to be posted. - JJ


Discography

No releases for this project yet, but some of JJ's various other projects and releases can be seen at: http://jjjones.de/Music.html

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About Silver Lining

"I am a Truth seeker, looking beyond the material world to find the reality Jesus describes: a reality of spiritual Truth in which God is clearly discerned and rightly worshipped."

This project is the result of collaboration between JJ Jones and Rainer Jancis, who met in Berlin in 2000. Years later, Jancis presented Jones with the opportunity to write lyrics to a series of compositions. Jones seized it to create exclusively spiritual texts inspired by Christian metaphysics. Half way through the project, JJ left Berlin to live in Nashville in order to explore diverse expressions of Christianity while navigating the music scene. After much success with a one-man Christmas show, in which Jones performs inside a Human Snow Globe while poking fun at the commercialization of Christmas, his attention returned to the Jancis compositions. Because the nature of Jancis' songs make them difficult to reproduce with live musicians and because Jancis himself continues to reside in Estonia, Jones decided to approach live performances in the context of the iPod generation, using backing tracks and relying on lyrics and charisma instead of the traditional live band, an approach that shifts the focus from the superficial spectacle to the inspired content of the songs themselves.

About JJ Jones

While coaching high school debate and forensics, JJ studied broadcasting and film, earning a degree from the University of Michigan. He co-wrote and associate-produced the Emmy award-winning documentary "Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton" (Nicole Cattell, 1999), after which he headed overseas to Germany, with his newly wedded wife and German artist/costume designer, Sabine Schlunk.

Sabine's costume collaborations proved quite instrumental in his spirited performances with the band Fuzzy Love; a "trash art ensemble" that formed as part of a Canadian artist, Laura Kikauka's "Funny Farm" series of works. The band re-interpreted pop hits from the past 50 years with a console organ and Theremin, and enjoyed great local success. Named one of Berlin's 100 most important bands, Fuzzy Love performed at venues throughout Germany and around the world, including Hong Kong, Paris, Venice, and Toronto.

While living in Berlin, he created several theatrical projects; co-wrote and directed a play based on Erich Kaestner poetry, co-starred in a musical at the Brandenburg State Theater and a choreographic installation by Ami Garmon at the Hebbel Theater, as well as appearing in Lindy Annis' "American Tragedy", also at the Hebbel Theater.

Additional band projects included Atelier Theremin, an electronic experimental band influenced by 1970s' German Krautrock; Der Plan, a revival of the German New Wave performance-art band from Duesseldorf; and Dick Zeppelin, which like Fuzzy Love put a twist on popular hits, this time re-interpreting Led Zeppelin music in a Rockabilly style.

His solo works include "See Through Tattoo", an exploration of the many interpretations of a single song (premiere at EXIT Festival in France in 2005). He also produced and performed a well-received Christmas album, "The 12 Minutes of Christmas", using the same premise as "Tattoo", singing over historic recordings.

A great shift of consciousness occurred when he joined a Serbian Orthodox church choir in Berlin, which awakened a deep understanding of music's relationship to spirituality, and became pivotal in his decision to relocate to Nashville, TN.

Once in Nashville, with joyful spirit and reverent humor, he launched "The 12 Minutes of Christmas" - in the now-famous HUMAN SNOW GLOBE!

It has become clear that he must use his musical gift to be a beacon of light -- to sing and celebrate Love in its many facets, including the silly, surreal, and spiritual.

JJs current focus is on spiritual projects, but he shares his voice whenever possible. Current projects include:

- Participation in a Nashville Serbian Orthodox church choir;
- Presenting original songs written as solos for Christian Science churches;
- The "Silver Lining" project described here; and
- A budding collaborative called "Ecclesiaudio" initiated by JJ Jones, inviting musicians and sound artists to present alternative and experimental sounds for the spirit.

JJ states,
"I am very grateful to have been created, and to be able to share joy with anyone who will listen."