News Updates

Official Press Release for Home: Vol. 1 

New Orleans Roots duo, Sweet Jones, takes their new EP ‘Home Vol. 1’ on the road.

The couple met at a gig in Austin, a post-Katrina love story set to music.  Melissa has family roots in TX and grew up in Austin; Matthew was retreating and recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  As two independent artists from divergent backgrounds, they felt compelled to merge their styles to create a sound more representative and ultimately more rewarding.   They have been performing together as Sweet Jones… Read more

New EP and Summer Southwest Tour Update 

I'll admit, we've been busier than ever, but not in the clubs with the usual gigs;
Busy on the home front - creating and crafting, listening, writing and revising, booking, visualizing.

Steadily we go on this new batch of songs!  We've decided to release multiple EP's instead of one long playing (LP) album. This way, we are able to compile groups of songs as they… Read more

Summer Southwest Tour 

Recording continues at Los DeOrazios studios, really pleased with the sounds we're getting now and the way the songs are shape-shifting.  We hope to have at least a short-run EP ready for summer.  


We're also in the midst of planning and booking our annual summer tour getaway - this time to Santa Fe.  We'll be performing at the Santa Fe Wine Festival July 4th weekend.  
Stops along the way include:  Clarksdale, MS; Memphis, TN; Norman, OK; various parts of TX and of course the Santa Fe/Taos/ABQ region.  We… Read more

Spring approaching 

Hello and hallelujah that Springtime is just around the corner!
One of our favorite seasons...jasmine and sweet olive blooming their sweet fragrant flowers...music and festivals around town begin to flower and flow as well.  Good times to be coming!

We've started the recording process, pre-production style - We record basic tracks for all the songs, as a sketch to listen back and decide what we'd like to add/subtract/rework.  So far, so good - 11 songs have unfolded before us, and we're super pleased. 
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MIA & 2015 dream a new dream 

Happy Holidays dear folks!
Yes, we've been a little MIA the last month or three...life has a way of creating space for rest and dreams.
We are still brewing new tunes and pondering what comes next in the way of recording and performing live.
Holiday time has been filled with familial adventures here in New Orleans, and will continue over the next week or so, as we travel to TX for more family and friends connecting.
We plan to begin recording in earnest mid-January and mapping out these songs and look forward… Read more

NCIS in New Orleans, mini TX Tour, and music! 

The CBS TV show, NCIS: New Orleans premieres officially on Tuesday, September 23rd

Although El DeOrazio has been on pause from club gigs, the music has been on play and in full development at home in the studio.  El D will be posting new songs periodically as they come to life.  Click here to listen and enjoy!! 
As for new songs for Sweet Jones, those are also coming to life, but patience my friends, patience...you may get to here a few at some live shows though.

mini TX Tour -
We're headed to Shreveport and… Read more

September 2014 update 

August flew by for us in a heartbeat with several great shows with friends, plus a birthday and an anniversary!  I was just browsing through my phone photos and marveling at how much we fit into a short four weeks.
September is a little easier pace, (I think), and then October, we head to Texas for a little mini tour up to Dallas and back for the Arlington Guitar Show!  Fun!!  More on that soon, but for now...

Locally, here's what we've got coming up for the good times -

Saturday, September 6th - 4pm-7pm at… Read more

This Friday in Covington - Sunsets on the Landing 

We are super excited to finally perform at this beautiful music series in Covington, LA.  This Friday, August 15th at 6pm sharp!
Bring your picnic and blanket/lawn chairs, and start your weekend early by relaxing on the banks of the Tchefuncte River at the end of Columbia Street. 
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