Adam Calhoun, Demun Jones

The Crazy White Boy Tour

Adam Calhoun

Demun Jones

Crucifix

Thu May 30 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

El Corazon

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Demun Jones
Demun Jones
DEMUN JONES has always had a way of keeping it real when it comes to the music he has written, recorded and performed throughout his career, but, that said, JONES COUNTY might well be the most genuine collection of songs that represents who the Georgia native is and certainly illustrates the place where he's lived his entire life.

Asked how the songs for his forthcoming solo project came about, Demun said, "I went out in my front yard and imagined what are they doing? What are they thinking? What are they going to do? What do I see?"

Life in Jones County, which is just north of Macon, is southern and some, including the Jones family, will say they're rednecks. They drive trucks. They fish and hunt. They like keeping things simple—sort of a what-you-see is what-you-get type of place. All the same, Jones County is what you hear and Demun is hoping people who are from there will respect and love his latest collection of 12 songs, while people who aren't from around those parts will be "captivated by it and want to listen to it."

Demun – a nickname he earned at a young age because he was aggressive and energetic – was 10 years old when he was transfixed by the immergence of N.W.A. and how they represented their own hometown. He's never forgotten how that seminal album affected a southern boy down in Georgia. He's always wanted to do the same for Jones County.
Crucifix
Crucifix
Born in Atlanta Georgia, raised in Central and East Africa, Cameron Cruce spent much of his early childhood bouncing from continent to continent, soaking in a wide influence of music, language and culture. By the time he was eighteen, he was native to fifteen different countries, fluent in three languages and understood first hand the harsh reality of living face to face with the third world. But it was his unveiling passion for music that would soon take center stage in his life. At the age of twelve his family moved to Congo where he first began teaching himself to play the piano, writing and producing his very first music. He quickly discovered the power of pouring out his heart into song and within a year found himself recording his first album from the comfort of his bedroom. Making his own tapes with little more than a tape recorder and a keyboard, then designing the covers by hand he began to build a following, selling his music at school and on the dusty streets of Congo and Rwanda.

But his life would soon take an abrupt and devastating turn. In April of 1994, the country of Rwanda would break out into one of the worst genocides in history, leaving over a million dead in its wake. Cruce and his family found themselves on the front lines… a broken road of burning cars and mangled corpses the only path between them and safety. With nothing but a Bible in their hands and a prayer in their hearts the family pushed through the chaos, escaping with their lives under a hail of gunfire. Slipping through roadblocks of machete wielding mobs and back roads through dark mountains, the family finally made it safely into the country of Burundi, and began building a new life for themselves in Kenya East Africa. But the images and memories from Rwanda would forever make a lasting imprint on the life and music of Cruce... and in time, music itself would become the only outlet to save him from the silent hurt that was slowly beginning to swell inside.
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/