About Brian Ashley Jones
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.
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
What people are
"...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
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