New release from Chris Jones

Chris Jones Too Far Down The RoadBluegrass singer/songwriter-turned radio host Chris Jones has a new CD out. It’s entitled Too Far Down The Road, and is his debut release on Little Dog Records.

The new project was produced by Pete Anderson, who produced the early recordings from Dwight Yoakam, and is credited with helping develop his honky-tonk sound. Anderson has also had success producing such wide ranging artists as kd lang, Roy Orbison, Sara Evans and Gillian Welch, and was responsible for the hot, chicken pickin’ electric guitar on those Yoakam recordings.

On Too Far Down The Road, Jones and Anderson stretch a bit stylistically from what Chris has favored in the past, including instrumentation and production that encompasses classic country, honky tonk, blues and folk music as well as the understated bluegrass that has been the Chris Jones trademark.

Guesting on the CD are Chris Hillman, Mike Auldridge, Ron Block, Rhonda and Darin Vincent and Chris’ wife, Sally Jones.

There is a single MP3 sample on Chris’ web site, but none that I could find at Little Dog Records.

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