Friends of New Mexico Films presents JONO MANSON IN CONCERT with special guests THE CONSEQUENCES. All ages show. Jono Manson is a prolific singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and performer. During a storied career spanning over five decades he has played everywhere from the local dive to Madison Square Garden and has amassed an impressive discography that includes numerous major label and indie releases on three continents. Jono has produced albums for Grammy winners and local heroes, American Idol finalists and Folksingers, Italian pop stars and Pakistani Sufi folk-rockers. Born and raised in New York, Manson began his professional career in the 1970s as a teenager in the city’s dirty dive bars, where six-hour gigs were the norm and nights out rarely ended before sunrise. By the early ’80s, Manson was a highly respected figure on the club circuit, and his band, Joey Miserable and The Worms, were a force to be reckoned with. The New York Times called the group “local heroes” and credited them with influencing “countless” other acts, including the likes of Joan Osborne, who hailed them as “master entertainers” who “always had the crowds eating out of their hands.” Jono was at the epicenter of it all as something of a benevolent figurehead who always had time to advise and help out the up and coming artists. In the decades to come, Manson would go on to develop a career as a recording artist and producer in Italy, continue to perform far and wide, produce music for major motion pictures, and even play alongside Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Baez in honor of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday. He currently makes his home in Santa Fe, NM, where he has put down deep roots of his own in the local community, as a performer, educator, organizer and producer. He is the founder and chief engineer of “The Kitchen Sink” recording studio where he has nurtured creative projects for countless artists, emergent and established alike and has collaborated with the likes of Amanda Palmer, T Bone Burnett, and Ray Wylie Hubbard, Terry Allen, Warren Haynes, Eliza Gilkyson, Tom Russell, The Mother Hips, John Popper, Crystal Bowersox and Edoardo Bennato to name just a few. Jono has six times been named “Producer of the Year” by the New Mexico Music Awards. Official Website: http://www.jonomanson.com/ Press: “Manson attacks the high art of low-rent songcraft with a paid assassin’s precision.” - No Depression Magazine "Legendary producer Jono Manson steps out from behind the soundboards for his latest release, Stars Enough To Guide Me. Drawing on his four decades in the music business, Manson creates a multilayered Americana album that draws from Piedmont blues, folk, bluegrass, soul and honky-tonk country. His dusty, Guy Clark meets Aaron Lee Tasjan voice adds a sense of gravitas to the songs which range from playful to somber....From poignant poet to playful prankster, Jono Manson is a shining star in his own right." - Turnstyled, Junkpile Roots Music Magazine (March 2023) "At the risk of resorting to cliches, it’s clear that Manson has made his masterpiece, one that ought to assure that elevated level of acclaim he so decidedly deserves." —Relix Magazine “ It’s an instant Americana Classic, with tracks so deep in lyrical profundity and A- List musicianship, you might even say it’s his masterpiece.”—Goldmine "... a genuinely wonderful offering featuring blues, country, soul, funk, rock and Americana. For my money, it's probably going to be one of the best albums of 2023 – it really is that good! —Blues Matters Magazine "Listening to Jono Manson’s 10th solo album—with its abundance of instant-grabber hooks and smartly constructed riffs, shiny melodies and warm harmonies, confident, seductive vocal performances and intelligent, relatable story lines—you have to wonder one thing. Why isn’t this guy famous? Manson has been at it for more than five decades, a denizen of the New York City club scene and beyond. His particular spin on Americana draws lines between glorious power-pop and tough-ass barroom rock, rootsy blues and twangy folk-rock...Self-produced, with all of the tunes written in whole or in part by Manson himself, the LP is full of imminently listenable music—as in, you can play it again and again without tiring of it. “Home Again to You,” the first track on Silver Moon, is Tom Petty-level hummable—the kind of upbeat tune The Lovin’ Spoonful would’ve called good-time music." - Relix Magazine 07/20/2

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