There are days when I think it would be cool to step outside myself, to take a few minutes or hours and just become someone else. New York musician Jonathon Linaberry feels the same way. In fact, he has gone so far as to create a fictitious persona, J.R. Jones, through which he channels the spirits of early Americana roots players to create beautifully dark, moody and bluesy folk music.Linaberry, under the moniker The Bones of J.R. Jones, has just released, Dark Was The Yearling, his first full length record. It is outstanding. Drawing from a wellspring that includes blues luminaries like R.L. Burnside, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Blind Lemon Jefferson, and old time favorites like The Carter Family, Dark Was The Yearling represents a sonic collision between the age old worlds of roots music. Banjo driven tunes like “St. James Bed” rest side by side with acoustic gems like “The Plan” and the electrified grit of “Fury of the Light.” This collection, like the spirit of J.R. Jones, feels old, like it was pulled, after being long forgotten or ignored, from a dusty shelf instead of cut in the digital age. For those less interested in digital slickness, it’s a sound that definitely works.Dark Was The Yearling marks The Bones of J.R. Jones as a new voice resonating with the heaviest timbre of old time Americana.I recently caught up with Jonathon Linaberry to chat about old heroes, playing in a one man band, and whether J.R. Jones prefers beer or whiskey.BRO – Tell me more about J.R. Jones. Would I like to sit down and have a beer with him? Maybe a whiskey?JL – Depends on if you are buying or not. Honestly, he’s not picky. If it’s wet, he will probably drink it. He could chat mostly about anything, but I think if you really want to get to know him, I don’t think talking about his music is a good approach. At least at first. He tends to be a little tight lipped about all of that.BRO – The best part about being in a one man band?JL – I suppose it is the fact that I know exactly what to expect. I can rely solely on myself, which makes things less complicated. Generally, less complicated means less stress, which makes this whole thing a little more enjoyable. It can be easy to travel, too, which works well for me. All I need is a sleeping bag, guitar, and my kit.BRO – The worst part about being in a one man band?JL – I could say the worst part about all of this is the same as the best part. It depends on my mood. Flying solo, for all its freedom, can be overwhelming. Mostly because when things go bad, there is only one person to blame.BRO – We are running “Good Friend of Mine” on Trail Mix this month. What is the story behind the song?JL – That song went through a lot of transitions. It took me a while to figure out what it was about. I think I decided it’s about being so hopefully gone for a girl that, in a way, she is killing you. It’s so bad that even the voice of the devil in you is the voice of reason. I hope that makes sense.BRO – You draw inspiration from some of the early Americana and blues greats. If you could jam or hang out with one of your long gone musical heroes, who would it be? What might you talk about?JL – Oh, man. There are so many. If I had to choose, maybe Skip James of Son House. To be honest, I don’t think I would have much to say to them. I’d just want to hear them. What I love about them is the pain and passion they put into their songs. And to be able to hear that live . . . . I think it would be soul quaking.You can catch Jonathon Linaberry, as The Bones of J.R. Jones, on Friday, June 27th, at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, New York. His calendar shows more upcoming dates in New York and Maryland. Stay tuned to www.the-wildness.com for more show dates and information on how you can grab a copy of Dark Was The Yearling, the brand new record.Speaking of that new record, Trail Mix would like to give you a shot at getting a signed copy for free. Here’s what you need to do. Shoot an email to [email protected] and answer the last question from up above – If you could jam or hang out with one of your long gone musical heroes, who would it be? We’ll pick a cool entry from all of the responses we receive by noon tomorrow (Thursday, June 26th) and get that lucky winner a copy of the record.Good luck!
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Senior Top 10100 back: Hawkins from 9th to 6th.100 breast: Hatcher from 2nd to 1st.100 fly: Hawkins to 10th.Junior Top 10.100 free: Parker from 8th to 4th.200 free: Miller to 8th.500 free Miller to 7th.100 back: Parker from 4th to 3rd.Sophomore Top 10.500 free: Pelo to 10th. BHS is bringing boys back in 8 of 11 events on Saturday. Parker, Hawkins, Hatcher and Weiler are each coming back in both of their individual events! All three relays made the championship finals and swimmers made the championship finals in 3 individual events. Top 10 times of all time Girls: 50 free: Weiler 21.46-6th fastest ever.100 breast: Hatcher 1:01.12 NEW SCHOOL RECORD.50 breast split: Hatcher-2nd.Top 10 swimmers in an event of all time Girls.100 free: Parker 52.76 from 10th to 4th!!100 back: Parker 1:02.60 from 5th to 4th; Hawkins 1:03.95 from 9th to 8th.100 breast: Hatcher 1:01.12 from 2nd to 1st. Finals Qualifiers.200 medley relay-3rd(Championship Finals). 50 free: Matt Weiler-3rd (Championship Finals). 100 fly: Jacob Hawkins-16th. 100 free: Matt Weiler-2nd (Championship Finals), Thomas Hatcher-9th, Seth Parker-15th.200 free relay-5th (Championship Finals). 100 back: Seth parker-9th, Jacob Hawkins-11th.100 breast: Thomas Hatcher-3rd (Championship Finals).400 free relay: 7th (Championship Finals). 19 of 23 individual swims (82%) resulted in personal best times! Matt Weiler qualified 3rd in the 50 free and 2nd in the 100 free for Saturday.Thomas Hatcher is 3rd in the 100 breast and set a new BHS record in the event. Improvements: Grant Greene: 100 free.Nathan Hall 200 free.Zach Hall 200 IM ( 8 seconds), 100 breast.Thoma Hatcher 100 breast.Jacob Hawkins 100 back.Elliot Main 200 free (11 seconds).Kegan Main 100 fly.Clayton McKinley 50 free, 100 fly (5 seconds).Evan Miller 200 free, 500 free (9 seconds).Seth Parker 100 free, 100 back.Damien Pelo 200 IM, 500 free.Ben Schwettman 100 back (4 seconds).Matt Weiler 50 free, 100 free.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.
Area Boys Basketball Sectional Scores.Friday (3-3)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ South Decatur.Hauser 75 Waldron 48Oldenburg 67 South Decatur 31Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South Ripley.South Ripley 40 SW Hanover 39Milan 47 North Decatur 45Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Greensburg.Greensburg 63 Madison 60 (OT)Lawrenceburg 52 Rushville 42Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington North.Shelbyville 53 East Central 38Bloomington South 75 Bloomington North 60