One of the few folks who can actually claim to be a native Los Angeleno, Joan Jones was born and raised in the heart of Hollywood. She was even the trumpet-playing mascot at the infamous Hollywood High. And those were the L.A. days, when clubs like the Whisky A Go-Go, the Starwood, Gazzarri's, and Madame Wong's were kicking, while artists like X were coming into their own. That's the Hollywood that shaped Jones' musical world, along with old records by Stevie Wonder, the Doors, and Spike Jones and new ones by Paul Weller, U2, and Lucinda Williams. With that mixed bag of tricks to pull from, no wonder Jones' own creations straddle and bend so many genres. In 1987, Jones teamed with David Russo to form an acoustic folk-rock band called Far Cry, which later became known as Sun 60. Together for nine years, they paid a good bit of dues on ...
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