Tim Jones on songwriting: Truth & Salvage Co. frontman lets loose 

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Excellent piece on the web with Indiana singer/songwriter Tim Jones, who is now finding success with the outstanding LA-based Americana band Truth & Salvage Co. What's gives the interview a unique twist is the author, Benjamin Opipari, has a Ph.D and in English Language and Literature, and is the writing instructor at Howrey, a DC based international law firm. Plus, he just loves rock and roll.

"You need only spend a few minutes talking to Tim Jones, one of the four songwriters in the band Truth and Salvage Co., to realize that he is a man without a generation," Opipari writes. "(We) learn his thoughts on pop songs, his plans after music, what it's like to work in a band with four songwriters, his favorite fiction and poetry writers—and what happens when he plays Hall and Oates on the piano."

It's a wide-ranging interview that maintains a focus on the craft and how-did-you-do-that aspect of writing songs. If you really like music and wonder how things work in a songwriter's brain, read on...

Interview w/ Tim Jones - from Writers on Process

Read T&SCo. live review - from Birdy's show in Indianapolis (May 6, 2010)
Read NUVO archives: "The neo-Americana of Truth & Salvage Co."


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A music writer for more than 30 years, Rob began as a rock radio jock at age 17. Born in central Indiana, Rob moved north and spent his college years in Hillsdale, Michigan. That meant traveling to Detroit for all the good rock shows, and explains his affinity for Seger, the J. Geils Band, and Mitch Ryder. He's... more

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