Osborne Jones – Ever Closer
Osborne Jones are a musical duo consisting of David Osborne and David-Gwyn Jones. The pair met in their teens in the Midlands of England and have worked together and with others on projects and in bands ever since then.
Their latest album is entitled ‘Ever Closer’ and is the follow up to their previous album ‘Only Now’.
The new album ‘Ever Closer’ was produced by Teddy Thompson and features players such as Albert Lee, Will McFarlane and Kenny Vaughan.
Their song ‘Sometime Soon’ previously won the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Song Contest and is currently the theme to renowned environmentalist Bill Macdonald’s acclaimed short film ‘Sometime Soon; A Wake-Up Call’.
Osborne Jones have previously released ‘Out of Blue Yonder’ and ‘Long Night Moon’ and the songs and music for ‘Saskia’, The Album.
Osborne Jones are part of the New Traditional Country scene that is growing in LA and elsewhere. This centres on The Grand Ole Echo and Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance and includes people like Rosie Flores, James Intveld, See Hawks In LA and Rick Shea from Dave Alvin’s Guilty Men who produced their previous album ‘Only Now’. Rick Shea also plays pedal steel guitar on the new album ‘Ever Closer’.
Osborne Jones have also worked with some of the best players in and around the London scene and recorded extensively at leading studio Rodel Sound and their many influences include the Masters of Country Music like George Jones, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and the Gram Parsons school of contemporary Country such as The Flying Burrito Brothers, Sweetheart of the Rodeo–period Byrds and Emmylou Harris and the tradition they created.
In their own words they say “We try and get as close to that spirit as we can. In fact we both came to Country music via early Country Rock and that led us towards the classics and beyond”.
David Osborne splits his time between LA and London and plays guitar, bass, pedal steel guitar, keyboards and ukulele. He has played in a number of bands over the years including the Detroit Rock Award winners The Flexibles.
David-Gwyn Jones lives in London and plays guitar, mandolin and mouth harp and has a true traditional country voice. He has played and sang in many Country Rockabilly and Irish bands in London and elsewhere at venues ranging from a huge variety of pubs, functions, clubs like The Mean Fiddler and The Bottom Line to both Wembley and Sheffield Arenas.
They declare their manifesto as “For us it is primarily about the songs and getting them honed to perfection then having them heard and appreciated by as many people as possible. We are very prolific and are continually writing and have built up a canon of professionally produced quality material”.
The new album ‘Ever Closer’ represents the pinnacle of their achievements to date with 10 carefully crafted new songs performed with wonderful contributions by widely acclaimed artists as Albert Lee.
‘Ever Closer’ was produced by Teddy Thompson at Outer Space, Brooklyn NY and Engineered by Ted Young. The album was Mastered by JJ Golden after being recorded at various locations including Palomino Studios, Los Angeles and Rodel Sound London.
The new album from Osborne Jones, ‘Ever Closer’ will be released worldwide on 6 August 2018 with distribution via Proper Distribution.