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Back in Time to 69' Tour W/ Peter + the Test Tube Babies and Battleme

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Me n the Needs boys will be doing the Battleme thing again this winter!! Battleme and Peter and the Test Tube Babies in Germany!!! come get yer Cult Psycotica on!!!

OPEN MIC w/Chowder Heart & James Eliot Jones

Winters Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, California 94044

7:30 PM "Sign Ups" begin Intro by Chowder Heart Sean Kilpuppolcoyne 8:00 Teaser Set JAMES ELIOT JONES 8:30 PM Open Mic Begins RULES: Each performance must be 10 mins or less. No more than two songs unless approved by the host. Absolutely no spoken word poetry!!!!.... unless it is accompanied by music {Winters is all about the Music} Comedians will be Tolerated as long as your are Professional and Actually funny More info TBA....please stay tuned If you would like to perform ... please feel free to Hit Me up and talk about your ideas 10:30 Full Set JAMES ELIOT JONES

Don't forget to TIP THE HOST Sean Kilpuppolcoyne

JAMES ELIOT JONES https://jameseliotjones.com/


James Eliot Jones is an American singer-songwriter. splitting his time between the High-Desert of Southern California and Portland, Or.  

Solo Acoustic EP "The Shed Sessions Vol I" out June 7.




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Quarantine... welcome to the apocalypse 

Hey everybody, Greetings from Wonder Valley. 

Nicci and I are safe out in the Hi-Desert. So the whole world has changed in a very short time, things are getting weird. I hope your all safe and not getting too stir crazy. I'll be posting a bunch of new content here seeing as how we all have so much time. I do feel as though piling on with the rest of the planet full of artists is a bit crazy so Im just gonna keep adding stuff at a modest pace, there will be some live performances but mostly just music and art from the desert. There will be a Live Battleme record coming out later in the year, and a new full length full band record from me and the NEEDS. as well as a couple more installments of the Shed Sessions... and it's looking like a bunch of other random solo stuff as well as some demos and earlier releases. 

New Solo Acoustic EP Is out!  

The Shed Sessions Vol.1. Is finally out. you can stream it on your favorite streaming site, you can download mp3's here on the music page. you can even have Amazon print you up a CD and mail it to you!! Hope you all dig it. It was recorded in the High Desert over the winter. and its vol. 1 cause there's more to come. look for live dates posted soon!

Solo Record Coming Soon!  

Hey Everybody! It's been a minute, we've been out in the High-Desert of Southern California for the winter. Ive been writing a bunch of songs and recording the live, no overdubs. Just me and a guitar in my Airstream and some in my shed. out in the middle of the desert. It's gritty, (literally there's sand in all of my gear!) and real and I hope you dig it. The Shed Sessions Vol.1 coming soon to a streaming service near you! and yes it's Vol.1 cause there's a bunch more coming... also I'll be heading back into the studio this summer when we head back to Portland. These will be with the Needs... full band full on!! stoked cant wait... So in the meantime Ive been redesigning the sight and tidying things up a bit. there's a bunch of new content coming in the next few months.... hope your having a great spring!! xoxo JJ.

oh and heres a taste!!!

And We Have A Record For Sale!!!  

Yes thats correct It's finally done, 100% finished. our debut record TheNEEDS is coming out on July 3rd. Were playing the Liquor Store In Portland with LA Band Calico. 

We'll have T-shirts and Vinyl for sale and it will go live worldwide that night on all your usual streaming and downloading services!! It's been 2 years in the making,

you can order the vinyl from our band camp site if your not in our area. Thanks so much to everybody who donated to our gofundme campaign your records and merch will be arriving shortly! 

we'll be adding shows throughout the summer... see you y'all out there! 

back in the snow...  

ahh man it's been a crazy winter here in pdx... it's snowed in again, were playing tonight at Bunk Bar w/ Chuck Westmoreland should be a fun little jam 
seeing as how everyone has been snowed in and there's been no rehearsal!!  it will be loosely tight and a lot of times thats better... come see for yourself.
Any hoo.. here's another little taste of the record. it should be back from the pressing plant in feb. but thats still not an official statement. Its coming though!!! it'l be worth it we promise, in the meantime here's Polyester Eyes, the video was shot on the bridge to Patras Greece by yours truly. there's a bunch of stuff happening this year! stay tuned and if your in portland we'll see ya tonight. and try to stay warm 

back in the saddle...  

JJ is back from tour in Europe w/ Battleme, and is currently shifting gears back into Needs mode for wednesdays show @the Liquor Store! Also the vinyl portion of our debut record has been ordered!!! Thanks to everyone who had donated so far! just a little more and we'll be printing the sleeves. we"ll be announcing the release date soon. in the meantime here's a little Neil Young cover we did at Get Loud with Matt Drenik producing... enjoy! xxxoooxxx  The NEEDS 

Here We Go!!!  

Hey Everybody! We've launched our GoFundme.com campaign to pay for the Vinyl pressing of our 1st record! here's the Link!

https://www.gofundme.com/JamesEliotJones   were super stoked to share our 1st record with you guys 

Cover Me – Volume 1 

Were super stoked to have been involved in this!!
The 1st release from Get Loud! check out our cover of Last Dance by Neil Young.
wesome production by Matt Von D, Killer Mastering by Ryan Freq Foster, great bands and artists from the NW.
and not to mention the epic artwork by our good buddy Chris LaTorre!