Jon McAuliffe - Musician, Song-writer, and Recording Artist
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Jon's 2nd solo CD, "Old School Moderne," has been completed and is scheduled for release on October 30, 2016. A CD release party will be held at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on that date. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available from the venue by calling (508) 405-2787. The Jeff Root Trio will b the opening act. Jeff produced "Old School Moderne" and will be opening for The Yardbirds (featuring lead guitarist Johnny A.) on October 13 at The Cabot Theatre in Beverly, prior to appearing with Jon.
Jon's "orchestra" for the CD release will feature musicians who worked on the album, including Seth Connelly, who produced Jon's previous CD, "In This Present Form." Seth will direct the orchestra. Other musicians appearing with Jon will be Grant Clark, Roland Ochsenbein, Jackie Damsky, Patti McAuliffe, Pat Kenneally, Rick Cooper, George Pratt, Charlie DeVane, Phil Punch, and Jeff Root.
Old School Moderne
Old School Moderne is an eclectic album touching on a variety of American musical genres including folk, blues, rhythmic and blueish rock & roll, gospel, a boogie, and a bit of pop. Lyrical themes range from personal observation to political commentary, tempered by a little horror movie humor (Dr. Frankenstein and The Wolfman make cameo appearances) and a pie in the face for TV meteorologists. Overall, the album reflects Jon's mindset and history during an era of dramatic change in the American social landscape and the sense that modernity may yield even greater change.