Let The Adventure Begin Today – Tour Dates and Dr. Who

Well, here I am.  At the beginning of another beginning.  I am packing my things, moving out of the house I’ve been staying in for the last month, cleaning, becoming acquainted with Season 5 of Dr. Who (Oh my goodness, I FINALLY understand what all the fuss is about), and saying goodbye to my sweet dog Daisy, whom I have to leave in portland but who I will be re-united with in 5 weeks.  I can not WAIT to see her again.  I had forgotten how hard it was to leave animals when I was leaving on tour.  My last dog, Dutchess, was very hard to walk away from when I would leave, and she was always mad at me when I got home, but would get over her anger soon enough, and we would have a great time until I left again.  Daisy is sad when I leave but never mad when I come home.  Just hungry for a nice cuddle.  So it will be nice to come home, road weary, and snuggle up with my wonderful dog.

I leave early-ish tomorrow for Northern California.  Wine country.  And I am really looking forward to it.  Monday, I am going wine tasting with the kind gentleman who booked this show for me and then the tour begins!  I may or may not make a stop in San Fran on the way to Fresno, CA to see friends.  I am sort of flying by the seat of my pants.  And then I get to stop off in one of my favorite cities, Fresno, to see family, some friends, and kick around by myself in downtown Fresno, before playing one of my favorite venues:  the beautiful and historic Tower Theater.  Trying to decide what I am going to wear for this occasion.  But I know this!  I am looking forward to seeing all of you.  The rest of the shows are listed bellow.  What is listed as TBA I will email out next week.  I am just waiting on the actual details.  If you see an open date (as in a gap between shows) and you would like to fill it – please email greenhillpromotions@gmail.com .   Otherwise – I will see you very soon.

Wish me luck.  I am so excited about this year!  We have completed a three song demo of the new album and I will be personally handing it to people at SxSw in hopes that we can either get funding for the release, pick up a label to distribute the new album, or make friends to go on tour with in the future.  Maybe all of the above 🙂  I haven’t EVER done this before and I’m mostly going to be depending on devine appointments – those of you who know me know well that I am terrible at elbow rubbing and hob-nobbing.  Mostly, I just want to make friends and maybe get lucky and extend that group of friends who I call family.  🙂  I am even going into the inner bowels of Nashville to get some music business junk sorted out (I have historically avoided Music Row like the plague.  Even when I was living there).  If that’s not proof that I’m excited about the new album, I have no idea what is.  🙂  But I am most excited about seeing my friends that I call family in Nashville, going to the 1960’s dance night with Bex, and hugging.  I am planning on doing a lot of hugging.  I will also be trying to spread the word about a potential Kickstarter page that I am gearing up for.  If we fail at picking up manufacturing and distribution for the new album then I think this is going to be the way we end up going to bring this baby of an album through the gestation period.

I look forward to seeing all of you.  Please spread the word.  And again – if you post one of the videos of me performing (either Muevete, or the newest one of Losing – both are bellow this post) I will send you free music.  Thank you guys!

Kat Jones

TOUR KICK OFF!!!

LIVE IN SONOMA, CA!!!  FEBRUARY 28, 2012

Kat Jones @ Murphy’s Irish Pub In Sonoma!

464 1st Street East

Sonoma, California

  • 8PM
  • 21+

Thursday, March 1, 2012
FRESNO, CA
Tower Theater
7pm
$5
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
The Purple House
327 S. Avenue 20, Los Angeles, CA, 90031
8pm
$5 Suggested Donation
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Sunday, March 4, 2012
San Diego, CA
Hard Rock Cafe
w/ Gayle Skidmore
4-7pm
Free
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Phoenix, AZ
TBA
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
TBA
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Lubbock, TX
TBA
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Friday, March 9, 2012
Amarillo, TX
The 806
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Oklahoma City, OK
We need help on this one guys!!!  🙂
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Dallas, TX
TBA
w/ Gayle Skidmore
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Austin, TX
SxSw
TBA
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Austin, TX
SxSw
TBA
Friday, March 16, 2012
Nashville, TN
Brick Factory
Cummins Station Suite 126
“Works In Progress” – An abrasiveMedia Showcase
Featuring works by
David Landry – Visual Artist
Rebekah Hampton – Fall Dance Company
Kat Jones – That’s me y’all :-)
Nichole Lim – Living Manequins
Robert Cortner – Metal Worker
7pm
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Purchase tickets here:
http://abrasivemedia.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Nashville, TN
The Basement
10pm
Free
Kat Jones & The Oscillators
Kat’s first full band show in 4 months!!!
This is also going to be the place of her… “Hey!  I am in town!  Come and hang out with me!” Party.  🙂
Still booking the 22nd – 28th!  Email greenhillpromotions@gmail.com if you’re interested in booking a date :-)
March 30, 2012
Fresno, CA
Audie’s Olympic Tavern
w/ the Soma Holidays
9pm
$6
21+
Tickets Available Here:

Big Announcements And The Tour Is Coming!!!

So guys… There’s a lot changing in my world right now. I am taking the day off-ish to rest because I am freakin’ exhausted today.

LIVE VIDEO FROM THE YELLOW ROOM IN PORTLAND

But first things first! Big thanks to the guys at Live From The Yellow Room for letting me be a part of their video project! I got up bright at early to film this video with my good friend, Peter Rodocker (a musician I met in Nashville, whom I had mutual friends with from Fresno, CA). He has always been a super encouraging and kind person for the year that I have known him and has been a great friend to get to know as we have both moved to Portland. He’s also helping out with the post production and bits of recording that we still have to get done for the new album to be ready. Anyhow, we got together with about 7 other artists and bands and recorded these videos. I made some good friends and also made a good friend in Namoi Hooley, a fantastic songwriter who likes to channel the 1970′s and who we recorded some piano with for the song Without A Sound yesterday. I am looking forward to getting to know both of these people better and having them be a part of my life. But for now, here is my video with Peter and the guys from Live From The Yellow Room. You can also view more of the videos that they have filmed with other artists. Naomi Hooley’s video will be up in the next week and there are tons of amazing Portland artists, including some of the bands that Peter works with on a regular basis being showcased. This is a truly incredible music scene. And the Live At The Yellow Room videos only capture a part of what’s going on here. Check it out

http://yellowroomrecording.com/livefromtheyellowroom/

BY THE WAY… IF YOU “SHARE” THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK I WILL MESSAGE YOU A FREE SONG DOWNLOAD FOR HELPING ME TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THESE VIDEOS!!!  Just make sure you link me in the message 🙂  I really appreciate your support guys 🙂

Other news!  Well, there are all kinds of shows coming up as I am going to be on tour soon.  But highlights are this Tuesday I am playing at the Hawthorne Theater Lounge with the glorious Rich West Blatt, whom I had the pleasure of recording some background vocals for about 2 weeks ago.  I am looking forward to seeing how the song turns out.  But in the mean time you should head over to the show next Tuesday if you find yourself in Portland.

The tour that starts in less than a week and a half (I am not ready.  I can hardly believe it’s coming up so fast.)  I am excited about it.  And there are some really fun shows on the lineup to be excited about.

TOUR KICK OFF!!! LIVE IN SONOMA, CA!!!  FEBRUARY 28, 2012

Kat Jones @ Murphy’s Irish Pub In Sonoma!

464 1st Street East

Sonoma, California

  • 8PM
  • 21+

LIVE AT THE TOWER THEATER IN FRESNO, MARCH 1ST

I will be playing the Rogue Fringe Festival in Fresno, CA. at the Tower Theater.  This is one of my favorite stages and the show is only $5.00 with many artists on the bill.  So don’t miss that if you can help it.

ON TOUR WITH GAYLE SKIDMORE!!!

It is true that I will be on the road with Gayle Skidmore for the first part of March.  We’re working on ironing out the finer points of these dates right now.  But I can tell you that I will be playing in Downtown Los Angeles with her at a rare house show perofrmance on March 3rd!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/210521069044243/ for event details.

ABRASIVE MEDIA MULTI-GENRE ART SHOW IN NASHVILLE, TN MARCH 16TH

Other exiting news is that the art co-op, abrasiveMedia that I work with in Nashville is going to be having a multi-genre art show.  If you live in Nashville and you have been wondering about what we’ve been doing there this is a great event for you to come check out.  There will be art everywhere, David Landry will be showing some of the costumes and props he’s been using to paint The World’s Largest Graphic Novel, I will be playing an acoustic set, and there will be arial dancing to enjoy.  Ticket’s are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show.  You will be able to purchase those on Monday and I’ll have a link for you at that time.  But in the mean time feel free to visit abrasiveMedia’s website at http://www.abrasivemedia.org

LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE BASEMENT IN NASHVILLE, TN MARCH 21ST.  FREE!!!  

I am also excited to announce that me and my band The Oscillators will be playing a show in Nashville on March 21st at 10pm at the Basement!  This is going to be a free show, and my main party to see friends.

THE SOMA HOLIDAYS REUNION SHOW AT AUDIE’S OLYMPIC IN FRESNO, CA MARCH 30TH!

I have to leave town for a Soma Holidays reunion show that I am really excited about in Fresno, CA.  There’s not a poster for it yet, that I’ve seen but you can grab tickets for the event at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/85769/ and read about the bands if you don’t know much about them.  They were one of my favorite bands about 6 years ago and Ben is probably one of my biggest influences.  Eli Reyes also used to drum for me about 5 years ago and occasionally they both join me for full band sets in Fresno.  You’ll have to come to see what tricks we have up our sleeves.

2 SHOWS AT VINO VIXENS IN PORTLAND, OR ON APRIL 7TH & 8TH!!!

 Ultimately, Portland, OR will be my last round of shows for this tour with two shows in a row at Vino Vixens on April 7th and 8th.

http://feeds.artistdata.com/iframe.shows/artist/AR-7C2EC25E9E952115/iframe

I will post more information as I get it from my booking agent.  But as always, if you see something you’re interested in booking and it’s nearby to one of these dates feel free to shoot an email to Suzanne Greenhill @ greenhillpromotions at gmail dot com

A new website is coming any day.  I will let you know when that arrives as well 🙂  Thanks to Dani K Johnson for that.  What a woman!

Sorry I can’t be more insightful today.  I am literally exhausted.  Maybe tomorrow.  But in the mean time I can not wait to see you guys around the towns!!!  I will have an official tour list posted in the next week.  I will let you know as soon as it’s up.

Thanks for everything guys!

Kat Jones

Hey Look! It’s a video by Kat Jones!!!

Hi guys!  Well, I bought a new computer and am learning how to use it and all it’s fun features.  I thought, as I am in the post-production process for the new album, “I Am Warm, Young, Blood” that we could celebrate and I could record some live, acoustic versions of the new album.  Not all of them.  There have to be some surprises you know.  But here is the first one!  I will have more news about the new album and upcoming national tour very soon!

xo

Kat