Lead Guitar, Bass (5 or 4 String), Singer Songwriter
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 at festivals, concert series, radio and TV stations, and leads seminars for music education programs and NSAI chapters around the USA.
Brian's 2008 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 received 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.
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.