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Taos band Tabularasa playing in ABQ for first time in a decade

Ceekay Jones has been on a musical journey.

It all started in Taos with his band, Tabularasa.

That was more than two decades ago.

Jones and the band are reuniting for a show tonight at Marble Brewery Downtown.

Albuquerque musician Ceekay Jones released his debut album, “The Introduction of Mr. Jones,” in February. (SOURCE: Ceekay Jones)

“This will be the first time that the band has played in Albuquerque in 10 years,” Jones says. “We’ve been doing some shows over a few months and are having fun. It’s great because I spent so many years with the band at the starting point of my career. We were touring all over the U.S., and that was the bicycle I learned to ride on. It was some of the most fun I’ve had. There’s still that connection among all of us.”

Jones has embarked on a solo career, and the other members of the band remain busy with music and life.

“We’ve all grown up,” he says. “We’re enjoying being around each other and performing. As far as new music, I’d love to see it happen. Though we all have super-busy schedules, and it would be tough to figure out the logistics.”

Jones says a live album is possible.

“If we got in the studio for one day, that would be cool,” he says. “Go in and capture the live energy of our set. I could see that working.”

In addition to playing with Tabularasa, Jones will also perform a lot of his solo work.

He released “The Introduction of Mr. Jones” in February.

The release was his debut full-length album, and he followed it up with a tour overseas.

“I went to eastern Europe and did the headlining tour, which was really fun,” he says. “The record has been cool to see and spread globally. Because of streaming music, my fan base isn’t segregated to my geographic location. It’s worldwide, which is insane. I’ve had really good success in Australia and Europe.”

Jones has also been doing solo acoustic sets around town.

He will often be joined by his older brother, Jacob.

“I’m doing live production on stage with a loop pedal,” he says. “I took this opportunity to stretch myself performance-wise. It’s good sometimes to strip it all down.”



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