British Columbia native MIRIAM JONES returns to the Green Note in a duo format for her first shows on UK shores since January 2020 to celebrate the launch of her brand new, electric guitar-driven album, Reach For The Morning.
Reach For The Morning, featuring twelve songs of faith, hope and self-revelation, was very much the product of lockdown strictures and was recorded in Miriam’s pop-up home basement studio over the course of 2020 and 2021 with Jones producing and playing all of the instruments bar a handful of percussion overdubs.
Released June 15 Reach For The Morning contains seven brand new self-written tunes plus three covers (a startling reframing of Dylan’s “Lord Protect My Child”, Purcell’s iconic “When I Am Laid In Earth” and Lionel Bart’s “Who Will Buy?”) on top of radical makeovers of two songs of praise from the hymnal canon.
“Maybe it was the lockdowns, the oppressive forces of all kinds bearing down, or maybe it was simply within the natural flow of where I was at in myself, but I sure was hell bent on making this thing. It’s been a huge accomplishment personally to me, like slaying a Giant with a sling and 5 smooth stones”
Reviews for Between Green and Gone
“Transfixed by her style …. emotive performances that combine darkness and soul but warmth and accessibility too” – Maverick
“Quiet, restrained and thoughtful piece of work … it’s a very good record” – Independent On Sunday
“Quality coming of age album of melodic story-telling.” – no depression