Tom Moon brings his Ensemble Novo to Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill for the second of a three-night Latin jazz run tonight. The local outfit released its balmy Look To the Sky EP last month, following up 2013’s Blue Night debut with six new songs you’ll be able to dance to tonight. More information for the event can be found here; listen to “Vento Bravo” below.
It’s a dark night in a city that knows how to keep it’s secrets. But on one of the first truly bitter days of December, as the wind howls down South Broad, there’s true warmth to be found inside Boot & Saddle. Hometown hero Eliza Hardy Jones is playing the Boot in a celebration of sorts. As the year ends, she’s commemorating the first year of making and playing music under her own name, a project entirely her own. After years as a crucial member of many other cherished Philly projects — you’re thinking of Buried Beds, Strand of Oaks, and Grace Potter’s band — this is her year. Continue reading →
Philly’s Eliza Hardy Jones and Greg Jehanian have been tight for years, going back to their time sharing the stage in West Philly art-pop outfit Buried Beds.
Jones has also performed with hard touring outfits Strand of Oaks and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, whole Jehanian was the longtime bassist for post-hardcore faves mewithoutYou until about a year ago. This Saturday, the two old friends will team up once again for a co-headlining show at Boot And Saddle — Jones performs material from her 2016 solo debut Because Become, while Jehanian’s band Geology digs into this spring’s Healers. Continue reading →
Continuing to support her solo debut Because Become, Eliza Hardy Jones has announced a headlining show at Boot & Saddle for Saturday, December 10th. We’ve been enjoying the local singer-songwriter’s talents around town for several years now – she’s played with Buried Beds and Strand of Oaks, among others – but it’s been a real treat seeing her build momentum behind this solo project between touring duties with Grace Potter.
Eliza Hardy Jones has been here before. She played keys in sang in both Grace Potter’s band and Strand of Oaks, two acts that have graced XPoNential Fest in years past. This time around though, all eyes were on Hardy as her solo project took to the River Stage. And in the pressure of the main stage, she made the most of her big moment. Continue reading →
Eliza Hardy Jones is a seasoned side-woman. She plays keys and sings in the Grace Potter band, Strand Of Oaks and Nightlands, she’s one-half of the founding partnership in Buried Beds. She excels in maintaining a stage presence that adds to live experience, begs the audience to turn their glances to her.
“Part of your job as a side person is to be a part of the performance,” she says. “You can’t stand there like a sad lump, like you’re bored. You have to be engaged to the music because that helps other people be engaged with the music.”
Hardy Jones has performed twice at XPoNential Music Festival before – once with Grace Potter and the other with Strand Of Oaks. This year she’ll perform, on the River Stage at Wiggins Park at at noon on Sunday, July 24, for the first time as herself. As a frontwoman. Continue reading →
Philly singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Eliza Hardy Jones, has shared a new video of her performing “Couldn’t Leave You,” featuring Matt Musty of the Grace Potter’s band. Jones is currently a touring member of Grace’s band and is about to hit the summer festival circuit with Grace, as well as performing at the XPoNential Music Festival in July. Continue reading →
It’s an exciting week for Eliza Hardy Jones: her debut solo LP Because Become will be out on Friday. We heard lead single “Criminal” last month and now have the premiere of a second track called “Trouble.”
Eliza Hardy Jones has been a key part of many local bands (Buried Beds, Nightlands, Teen Men and Strand of Oaks, etc.) but now she’s going solo with a forthcoming record and tour slot opening for Grace Potter (whose band she also plays in). Tonight’s show at Boot & Saddle will be a preview of Because Become, which is out later this month and features lead single “Criminal.” Listen to that song below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with Jesse Hale Moore here.
Philly singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Eliza Hardy Jones has won our hearts in her band Buried Beds, over the last two years as a member of Strand of Oaks, and currently as keyboardist with Grace Potter. Come January, Jones is stepping out on her own with a solo album, Because Become. Continue reading →