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One complete song and song samples from the album „the basement files“ (2019):
When his album ‘Waitin’ For Me’ was released by Germany’s dollar bill records it became obvious that – even more than with his first two CDs – this singer/songwriter’s piece of work will be heard far beyond the borders of that musical genre. The intensive songs played with a nifty fingerpicking guitar style and harmonica combined with a versatile voice are fascinating every listener.
International press and radio along with a steady growing fan base praise his ‘wonderfully told road stories’ and ‘a music, that doesn’t try to be fashionable, but is true and honest’. His CD releases have already earned him rave reviews in European Folk and guitar magazines.
In addition to his own original material he keeps up his interpretations of fellow American singer/songwriters, which makes him kind of like an ambassador of American acoustic music in Europe.
Along with many gigs in renowned clubs mostly in Europe, Mr Jones got invited to a bunch of radio shows in the USA within the last few years. Airplay on radio-stations in 14 countries all over the world made people compare him to ‚acoustic Neil Young at his best‘ or name him a fellow ‚of the glorious time of the Greenwich Village’.
All this describes the uniqueness of an artist, who has often been named ‚the one and only authentic American singer/songwriter to come out of German speaking territory‘.
Gigs played (among others)
Amerikahaus, Munich, Germany
Anderson Fair, Houston, Texas
Cactus Café, Austin, TX
Café de Amer, Amen, Holland
E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
Hotel du Nord, Paris, France
Mc Gonigel’s Mucky Duck, Houston, TX
N9 Villa, Eeklo, Belgium
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
Radio Café, Nashville, TN
The Borderline, London, England
The Mercat, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mr Jones has played with Eric Taylor, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Denice Franke and has been a support act for Dick Gaughan, Darrell Scott, Louise Taylor, Andy Irvine, Plainsong and Julian Dawson.
„The man’s German but he sings without any accent and on top of that, delivers music that sounds like it has been written deep in the heart of Texas, music that sounds like part of a soundtrack to a road movie, tunes that evoke deserts, dusty roads, loneliness and mountains and a voice that sounds experienced, true and honest.“
(Raul J. Tejeiro, Top Country Hits, Cabildo Mas 106.7 FM, Uruguay)
„I really appreciate ‚Back Home Again‘ which is a very fine work and contains several excellent songs. Mr Jones’ songwriting not only is in the great tradition of the Texas music scene but – and this is a compliment – sometimes reminds me of those glorious days of the Greenwich Village!“
(Massimo Ferro, Radio Italia, Italy)
„The German singer-guitarist who rejoices in the enigmatic name of Mr Jones delivered a satisfactory set of Americana mellow music with a message; sweet voiced with a nifty finger-picking guitar style.“
(Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh, Scotland)
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