Howard Jones

This week our guest is Howard Jones.

Howard has been touring the U.S. regularly in recent years with his full electric band, featuring longtime associates Jonathan Atkinson on electric drums and Robbie Bronniman on sequencing and additional keyboards.

The synth pioneer is currently on the road for what will be the longest run of tour dates of his career as the special guest on this year’s edition of the Last Summer on Earth tour with Barenaked Ladies and OMD. Happily, it’s a touring run which will bring Jones back to a number of markets in the United States that he hasn’t played in many years.

We spoke with Howard last week just before the tour kicked off to talk about what fans can expect at the shows this summer — and he tells us how his keytar has helped to make him more mobile on the concert stage.

He also discusses his ambitious Engage project, his recent contributions to the Eddie The Eagle movie soundtrack and other new music that is currently in the works, as well as his memories of crossing paths with late keyboard legend Keith Emerson, who was a big inspiration.

Visit Howard’s website and keep up with the latest tour happenings via his Facebook and Twitter page.

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Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 19: Howard Jones

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About the Author

Matt Wardlaw

Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Of course you all have shoes older than that, but that's okay, Matt realizes that he's still a rookie. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Cleveland Scene, Blogcritics, Music's Bottom Line and Ultimate Classic Rock, among others. In addition to writing for Popdose, Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.

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