With their first album, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, John has used his unique talent and unhealthy interest in meteorological phenomenon and crafted songs that both explore the consequences of failure in one's life to the subsequent grace that is always waiting to lift one up from beneath the mire of life's unending beatings. In late 2002 things began to look bleak for Dewpoint, as close friend and drummer Brian Farris moved from New Mexico to California and Tim chose to return to school to become an X-Ray Technician and John moved to Utah. John took a break from song writing for a time, and spent time with his family and develop a new outlook on his music, as he was not really satisfied with where his talents were. Late in 2005 John began playing again and recorded a few tracks and made them available on the internet and recieved good reviews on each track, and decided to get Dewpoint back off the ground and a new flow of songwriting began.
With up til January 2007 some 20 new songs written John had recorded a Demo and developed Severe Thunderstorm Warning, with enough songs to begin work on a second album as well. Severe Thunderstorm Warning is a collection of the songs John wrote from the foundation of Dewpoint in 1997 until Late 2006. Tracks such as Subsequence, Dead, and Enlightened Perception show the vast diversity of songwriting and angst felt during the time each on was written. Between 2007 and early 2008 a fury of songwriting and member additions took place however things failed to come to fruition for many various reasons, John continued to write songs, and expand his expression purchasing a 7 and an 8 string guitar to expand the sonic possibilities, however after 4 years of a lack of band related progress, the outlook seemed bleak.
Early in 2012, a frustrated John dissolved the line up of 2007 returning to the lone role composing and arranging existing tracks and recording new demos with programmed drums and a new layered sound, things feel like they're picking up again. The name Dewpoint came as an epiphany to John, who is an advid Weather Channel fan. The higher the dewpoint in a given area, the more likely the weather will turn bad, Tornadoes, Hail storms, etc, as well as making the air feel sticky and uncomfortable. John thought the name would be fitting for a Metal band as the Dewpoint can make it either uncomfortable and miserable or make a cool day feel better. Dewpoint is currently comprised of: John Jones III: 6,7 and 8 String Guitars, Growled Vocals and Bass Read more on Last.fm.
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