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Looking For The Light

by Christopher Mark Jones

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    Christopher Mark Jones is a songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Looking For The Light is his 6th full-length release of original contemporary folk, and includes songs written from 2017 to 2020.
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Hey Baby 03:51
Caravan 04:11
Slippin' 04:13
Carrieanne 03:08
My Life 07:33
Let Go 03:06


This album was recorded in 2020, with great musicians who will someday get to play the songs for a live audience. See album credits for a full list. There are two good love songs (Your Healing Grace, The Sweetness of This) a song about a Salvadoran refugee (Caravan), a #MeToo song (Carrieanne), a take-a-stand song inspired by Howard Tate (It Is My Business) a spoken word song about the end of time (Slippin’), a song about Vietnam (A Heart In Razor Wire), an open-tuned-guitar-and-strings song about the people I’m not (If I Were A Miner), and a long stream-of-consciousness jam tune (My Life), to mention a few.


released March 1, 2021

All songs by Christopher Mark Jones
Produced and recorded at Studio 256 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February-December 2020.

Christopher Mark Jones – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Skip Sanders – accordion (1), organ (3,7,10,12), piano (4,6,8,11), electric piano (5)
Steve Delach – electric guitar (all but 2, 6, 9)
Jim Spears – bass (all but 9)
Joey Waslousky – drums (all but 4 & 9)
Eric Kurtzrock -- drums (4)
Guy Russo – vocal harmonies (3,6,7,8,9,11,12)
Markila Sherman – vocal harmonies (3,7,8,9,11,12)
Nicole Myers – cello (8,9)
Gina Ketter – viola, violin (9)
Karen Jones – violin (8), vocal harmonies (8,10)
Jeff Jones – string arrangements & programming (8,10), vocal harmonies (1,2,8,10)
Dave Gillespie – vocal harmonies (8)


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Christopher Mark Jones Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMJ sings soulful country and blues-inflected Americana narratives
in “a rich voice that’s slightly rough around the edges” (Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), but still grabs the listener along with his “fascinating lyrics” (Melody Maker, UK) Listeners hear echoes of “Greg Brown's pacing and a Lyle Lovett attitude” (Ben Shannon), as well as of John Prine, Bruce Coburn and Darrell Scott. ... more

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