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Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, accomplished guitarist, and versatile Americana songwriter whose compositions have been placed in film and television and recorded by a variety of other performing artists. Jones' songs find influence in the guitar-driven country, blues and bluegrass that he absorbed in his hometown, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Brian performs internationally at festivals and concert series and leads seminars for music education programs, music business conferences, and NSAI chapters around the USA.
Brian's current independent release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association's album chart, and is receiving widespread commercial, college, public, and international radio play. The swampy instrumental "Pull 'em Up" has been featured in the widely acclaimed PBS television series "Road Trip Nation" and footage of Jones performing "Free To Miss You" live at The Bluebird Cafe has been featured in the British network television show "Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives". The Brian Ashley Jones Trio showcased these songs as official performers at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Brian was nominated for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards!
Along with his own busy touring schedule, Jones has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.
What people are saying!
"...an excellent guitarist and thoughtful singer-songwriter"
- Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene
"...a master class on how to play the guitar"
- James Soars, Maverick Magazine, Kent, England
"...an accomplished musician... warm tenor vocals"
- Brad Fischer, Nashville Music Guide
"…a stellar guitar player, lyricist and songwriter... Brian's live show is a must see!"
- Tom Tranchilla, KPFT, Houston, TX.
"…intelligent… clever… a monster on guitar.”
- Janet Hans, Urban Campfires Concert Series, San Antonio, TX.
"Courier would sound as good on a down-home, back-porch boombox as a hi-fi stereo system normally tuned to NPR."
- Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive, Columbus, OH. Read more about Brian Ashley Jones on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.