Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Larry Englund talks with Kip Jones
Kip Jones is one of the most interesting young musicians I haven't yet written about. He plays a violin fitted with viola strings, and sings (while he plays) in Korean and Spanish. The wonderful young accordionist Patrick Harison (whose interview is still in the can...sorry, Patrick!) told me about Kip, and I heard him play the first time at Barbette with Patrick, one of their "folk music from countries that don't exist" performances. Kip gave me a copy of his latest CD, Hallazgo, and HH and I attended his CD release at Studio Z in April. We ran into him most recently at one of the Zeitgeist and Guy Klucevsek "Hammers, Horns, Skins 'n' Squeezebox" shows at Studio Z earlier this month, and he sent me another CD, K2, this one a duo with bassist Karl Doty. Patrick said that Kip was someone to watch, and he's right (as he is about many things), and you can learn more about him in an interview Larry Englund did for his radio show on KFAI and wrote up for his blog.