Jones. Lorinda Jones. A to Z Day J

Lorinda Jones is a performer, composer, music therapist, and Nice Person. Our town’s Presbyterian church used to have a coffee house every month, with the proceeds benefiting the Community Services, and Lorinda Jones always came for the Christmas one. Charlie and I love her work, and we think she’s one of the most soft-spoken, gentle-hearted people we’ve ever met.

Lorinda JonesWe have all of her CDs, alas. We’d get more if she’d produce more. NO SHADOWS is my absolute favorite. I love it so much, I have my own copy of it, so I can carry it in my car and not take it away from Charlie when he wants to listen to it.

Hop over to CD Baby and listen to MP3 samples of some of the songs, and see if you don’t think they’re worth a buy. 🙂 Harvest Home is my favorite. The sample doesn’t do it justice.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Invent a musical instrument for a character to play. Do they play it well or poorly? How do they THINK they play it?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Jones. Lorinda Jones. A to Z Day J

  1. Jane

    April 11, 2014 at 9:32am

    Your prompt today is a hoot. Invent a musical instrument? I can’t help but think about Uhura playing the Vulcan lyre.

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2014 at 10:11am

      Katya makes enough weird noises to qualify as a musical instrument, but I can’t figure out how to tune her.

  2. jean baldridge yates

    April 11, 2014 at 10:01am

    She looks great. I like CD Baby too, so I will try to get over there as soon as I can an listen to her!!! thank you! jean

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2014 at 10:13am

      She has such a sweet voice and she’s such a dear person! I hope you enjoy her music as much as we do. 🙂

  3. Bob Sanchez

    April 11, 2014 at 12:20pm

    I just listened to a couple of clips including Turkey in the Straw. Dang, gal, she is good!

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2014 at 12:22pm

      She sure is! And she can play just about any stringed instrument she puts her hand to.

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2014 at 8:16pm

      Oh, it would be nice! Almost as nice as being able to write and paint. 😉

  4. Beth Camp

    April 12, 2014 at 1:23am

    Because my daughter is a violinist, I often have a character playing a fiddle, sometimes not well, but always with feeling. Lorinda Jones’ music on CD Baby is a joy!

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      Marian Allen

      April 12, 2014 at 7:26pm

      I’m glad you enjoy Lorinda, Beth. 🙂 She always makes me happy.

  5. Barbara Duke

    April 15, 2014 at 10:49pm

    I always wished I could play the piano and sing. Never got the chance with the piano and when I sing, people leave the room. Nice ideas you have though.

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      Marian Allen

      April 16, 2014 at 7:49am

      I played the piano for years (very poorly), but now I can’t even read music, other than to know if the note goes up from the previous one or down. I sing beautifully — when I’m alone, or inside my head. Out loud in public, not so much. My husband was lamenting that nobody sings around the house nowadays. I said, “I sing around the house all the time!” He, in honest surprise said, “That’s singing?”

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