Music News

Kim Jones

Singer-songwriter Kim Jones, a native New Yorker, has put down roots in Denver, but if Road Dreams is any indication, she's got traveling on her mind. Several of the CD's tunes deal with voyages of one sort or another, including "Journeymen," which tells the immigration tale of her great-grandparents, and "Let's Sail Away," a title that wasn't chosen at random. Jones's lyrics aren't the freshest around (she relies too heavily on familiar imagery), but she's blessed with a warm, smoky voice and a first-rate group of local accompanists -- producer/keyboardist Lance Bendiksen and Subdudes vet John Magnie head the list -- whose playing is rich and inviting. With better material and a little help from her friends, Jones could be going places.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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