January, 2011, marks the release of Jon Hughes's third album in almost as many years. 'Dead Weight' is an album that focusses on the theme of murder in conjunction with the theme of information, particularly the changing ways in which people interface with old and modern sources of information, and the possible consequences of these changes. Like his previous album, 'Voices From a Broken Window', Hughes employs many of his production quirks, which have become a signature of his style (a few isolated plucks here, a paradoxically contemplative whistle there). However, 'Dead Weight' shows a departure from the protracted, often raucous productions that made up his previous release, favouring warm string sounds and spare compositions. Hughes has played live both in Ireland and the US, with notable performances such as sharing a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock. For bookings or more information please contact jon[at]jonhughes.org.