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My mother's maiden name. This song came from my grandmother, and my 5x great grandfather, who was wounded at Gettysburg, killed in the Wilderness. I wonder if I have anyone looking up at me in the same way I look up at everyone who came before me.


Why do farmer's wives take age
The way they love grandchildren and Sundays
It never stopped a little boy from clinging to the hemline or frostbite.
I wonder if little things magnetize always to
The elder memories, the makings of wrinkled skin
And I wonder what I can't see gazing up with baby teeth
The crow flies a straight line from seconds to "always be near me, my love"


from The Deep Enders, released October 3, 2014
MJ: acoustic guitar, vocals
Misty Lyn: vocals
Colette Alexander: cello



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Matt Jones Ypsilanti, Michigan

Well. The bio keeps changing, really. What is permanent is this: MJ was raised by a combination of circus music and doo-wop, with a healthy dose of ragtime thrown in. His music has been known to suffer from colitis. The Reconstruction is his own assemblage, and sometimes, disassemblage. The core: Colette Alexander: cello, and Misty Lyn: vox. ... more

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