Everyday Jones to perform at U of M, Crookston in Northern Lights Lounge on Monday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Everyday Jones band members Alissa Jandt and Jason Green, a Seattle-based acoustic duo who are real-life fiancés, will reintroduce their innovative brand of music to thousands of new Midwestern fans during a March 12 to May 21, 2009, Rockumentary Tour. The duo will be performing at the U of M, Crookston for the second time, at the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center on March 29,  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.and there is no admission charge.

With Jandt's sensuous vocals and Green's original style of contemporary acoustic rock, Everyday Jones will be touring eight states and 35 colleges, clubs and coffee shops. Coming along for the ride, Nick Deonigi, a Seattle solo artist, will open each concert.  Concertgoers will be treated to Everyday Jones's trademark hits, including "Gone In," a denunciation of corporate greed, and "All You Said," a ballad about breaking up.  Along with unique covers the duo will also be introducing several new songs, including "Take Your Love" and "September."  

This year's journey, however, will go beyond the music. Through their 2010 Everyday Jones tour, Jandt and Green plan to give outsiders an inside look at the ins and outs of touring as musical artists without label sponsorship.

"We have been touring around the U.S. for four years and people always seem really interested in hearing about what it is like to be on the road. This time, we'll be filming it all," explains Jandt. With cameras rolling, Green and Jandt will ultimately release a documentary film chronicling their journey as young artists living their dream of freedom and stardom. "We want to show people what it is really like to be an independent, nationally-touring act." says guitarist Jason Green.

The proceeds of the tour will go towards recording, mixing and mastering Everyday Jones's second, full studio album release, which will be recorded and produced by Ian Sheridan, Jason Mraz's former bassist of 10 years. 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Alissa Jandt,(206) 240-4139, alissa@everydayjones.com; Lisa Samuelson, director, student activities, 218-281-8507 (samue026@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8342 (ltollefs@umn.edu)