Tone & Tenor

Six Million and Counting! 

Hey there,

Tonight I updated the tracking from BMI-very pleased to announce that the song, Mountains, has reached over 6 millions plays as of the 4th quarter of 2021.  It's difficult to express in words how grateful I feel for this. 

Mountains was one of the last tracks recorded for the first album, and it came together very quickly.  Woke up early on a Saturday and was fooling around on the acoustic guitar. Just playing chords and working on some cross-picking.  After several cups of coffee, I had the progression for the verses and the chorus.  At that point, I started humming the melody and the words just started spilling out.  The whole thing was done by early afternoon.  Played it for a couple of days...over and over until it felt really comfortable, and that was it.

It's a song I truly enjoy playing to this day, and I'm so pleased that others have found some enjoyment in it as well.  Thank you so much for listening and sharing!!

-Matt

© 2022 Matthew Jones; ℗  2022 Matthew Jones

New Song-5-25-2022 

Hey there-hope you are doing well.

Just wanted to thank all of you who have been listening and purchasing songs from the first album, Water from a Broken Dam, on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, etc.  I also want to thank those who have been checking in on the Col. Pike website.  

Recently, I've been working on a new chord progression and melody. This weekend I forced myself to sit down and write some lyrics. The title of the track is Lay With Me. The plan is to rehearse this until its fully ingrained the then go back into the Tone and Tenor studio to record.  Also below are a couple of pictures of the dogs, Baxter and Brandy, showing their enormous enthusiasm for the song writing process.

And when I finally woke 

Thinking about the words you spoke 

Wonder if we’ll make the grade 

Or will it come to plans mislaid 

 

And when at last we taste the sun 

Nothing left to do but run 

Back into the warm embrace 

A whisper’s everlasting grace 

 

Lay beside me 

Let the morning pass without a care 

If the world chimes in it would be 

more than I could bare 

 

Driving through the Lone Star state 

So flat it makes you contemplate 

What it means to be a friend 

And could you ever make amends 

 

Made a stop in San Antonio 

Spent the hour on my phone 

Searching for that phrase you used 

It could never be confused

 

Cross Atlanta in the rain 

A fleeting interest you could feign 

Waitress wants a new tattoo 

One could never misconstrue

 

Park behind the old sawmill 

Listen to the whippoorwill 

Singing to the morning sun 

Just another audition

© 2022 Matthew Jones; ℗  2022 Matthew Jones