"Her voice is a mixture of lemon, molasses, gin and gun powder..." -Curtis Earth (WPRK 91.5 FM)
"In all honestly, I’m still not sure how to describe the experience of listening to her music other than like being hit with a surge of sincerity." -Brianna Key (BRINK Magazine)
"Young Mount Dora singer-songwriter Laney Jones is a little bit folk and a little bit jazz, but all old-time. And at her album release party (July 12, Lil’ Indies), she and her band packed the little house and waxed it all in golden, time-frozen amber with their charming Americana sound. But it’s all in her voice, and it’s a thing that brims with as much sweet innocence as it does rich craft."
- Bao Le-Huu (Orlando Weekly)
"There is a special talent brewing in Florida. Laney Jones has spirit and a beautiful voice. I have rarely heard someone take a ukelele and so capture my attention. A touch of old time music, a touch of her own creativity..." - Larry Jones (no relation, just a fan)
For booking information:
Laney Jones - Banjo, Vocals, Harmonica, ukulele
Matthew Tonner - Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
David Vanegas - Double Bass
Tommy Shugart - Electric Guitar
Golden Road (2013)
1. Broken Hearts
2. Devil Down
3. Black Coffee
4. Child of the Beast
5. Rise No More
6. Pour Out The Whisky
7. Rock-A-Bye Sea
8. Nothing At All
9. Shallow Pockets
10. Living For Today
Beyond the Blue (2012)
1. When You're Around
2. If I Could Steal Tomorrow
3. Take This Heart
4. Beyond the Blue
5. Homemade Shine
6. Tired Eyes
7. Midnight Snack
8. Old Man and His Sea
9. Black River Road
10. Ain't That Girl
11. From the City
12. Listen to Me
This Little Underground
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Young Mount Dora singer-songwriter Laney Jones is a little bit folk and a little bit jazz, but all o...Young Mount Dora singer-songwriter Laney Jones is a little bit folk and a little bit jazz, but all old-time. And at her album release party (July 12, Lil’ Indies), she and her band packed the little house and waxed it all in golden, time-frozen amber with their charming Americana sound. But it’s all in her voice, and it’s a thing that brims with as much sweet innocence as it does rich craft.
Orlando Fringe review: 'Onomatopoeia'
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"There's a lot of wonderful old-time music at the heart of this show, delivered skillfully ..."There's a lot of wonderful old-time music at the heart of this show, delivered skillfully by the musical trio of Laney Jones (on ukulele and banjo), Bill Jickell (mandolin) and Chris Campbell (upright bass). Jones, in particular, shines as the "aw, shucks" troubadour who sets the scenes with understated charm."
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"The music of Laney Jones and the band really makes this show shine. I've been a fan of her..."The music of Laney Jones and the band really makes this show shine. I've been a fan of her music ever since I heard her play on a rainy day in a parking lot in College Park. Over a dozen songs punctuated the show. Many were written by Laney..."
American Roots artist Laney Jones
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This past Friday Orlando-based singer/songwriter, Laney Jones, went adrift in Mezzu’ Maré with...
This past Friday Orlando-based singer/songwriter, Laney Jones, went adrift in Mezzu’ Maré with host, J.J. Pattishall. Laney dropped in to discuss her upcoming performance schedule, songwriting, American Roots Music, and her acceptance into Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
It’s an exciting time for Miss Jones, whose sound is rooted in the traditions of American Blues and Folk Music. Influenced by the works of Laney top songstress’, from Etta James to Gillian Welch, her love for the Blues and Folk traditions lies in its storytelling; describing it as Music from a very personal perspective.
Her own roots lie in the Lake County Folk scene where she has spent time cutting her teeth, honing her craft and building relationships with top Musicians over the past several years. Within the span of a short time she has begun to make a name for herself around Central Florida, playing venues and festivals throughout the state alongside a number of well-known Musical acts. Among the upcoming festivals, she will be performing at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Miami later this month; as well as this year’s String Break.
It’s an exciting time for Laney who will be entering the American Roots program at Berklee College of Music this Fall where she will continue in-depth studies in Songwriting. Be sure to keep your eyes on this endearing young talent as she continues the pursuit and development of her craft in the days to come! Check out the links below for more on Laney and her Music!
…a dispatch from the waters of Mezzu’ Maré.
Stay adrift in Mezzu’ Maré…
Meet Laney Jones, She Hopes You're Swell
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With multiple performances at Bonnaroo under her belt, up and comer Laney Jones is definitely maki...
With multiple performances at Bonnaroo under her belt, up and comer Laney Jones is definitely making a name for herself. The singer/songwriter from Central Florida just came out with her first album in April, and with a select twelve tracks, Beyond the Blue, does an impressive job of showcasing this artist’s confident voice and spunky sound. In all honestly, I’m still not sure how to describe the experience of listening to her music other than like being hit with a surge of sincerity, but I do know it was fortunate for us that she was able to take time out from promoting her new album to answer a few questions.
How did you get started as a musician?
Boredom. I know people aren't supposed to get bored in college, but I was. I did theater in high school and was used to having that creative outlet. So during my second semester I brought the guitar my parents bought me a few years back and started writing. It just seemed to come really easy to me, but at the same time, I loved working on it. I wasn't new to music entirely - I sang at my share of scholarship competitions, but what I found so refreshing was having my own voice. I also liked not having to rely on anyone else to make music – I didn’t play any instruments before that.
How would you describe your music’s style?
Between blues and bluegrass with a vintage swing vibe.
Where does the inspiration for your music come from?
It's hard to say. My album "Beyond the Blue" draws a lot from feelings, some from stories I made up, and some from actual stories. The song "Midnight Snack" is really about my goats getting eaten up by alligators (and other various creatures of the night) around my house in Mount Dora. There's no mistaking - I'm from Florida.
Is there anything you do in particular to start writing a new song?
I usually sit outside and just start picking around, maybe come up with a chord progression and then play around with words. I look back on some stuff I've written and think, "How did I do that?" It's just something that happens…it's weird to describe. I don’t set out with a story it just develops into one.
What are you currently working on?
Promoting my new album "Beyond the Blue" and playing out. I also started playing the banjo this past December and have been writing a lot on it.
What has your experience playing at Bonnaroo and other music festivals been like?
Well I’m heading up there now – this will be my second year performing there. I play on the RunBus stage, which is a bus that runs on fuel made from vegetable oil grease. It travels around the country and doubles as a stage/performance venue. I play music, paint, perform, and do what ever they need me to maintain our sustainable campsite. I feel like a small fish in a big pond, but it’s inspiring to be around all the creative energy. It’s an experience all on its own.
I’ve been doing a lot of folk festivals in Florida recently like the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival in St. Augustine and the Will McLean Festival. I really like playing these venues because the people are so supportive and are there to listen to the music.
What was the process of recording your first album like?
It was great. My partner and I went in and recorded it in about 6 hours. It’s a live recording. We wanted a clean, acoustic recording that represented us at the time. What you hear on it, is what you’ll get at our live shows. I also met Ed Kinder of Spin Dry Records at the Sarasota Folk Festival, who offered his studio to me for this project.
What sort of reactions to it have you received?
I’ve gotten more exposure since I’ve released it. Before, I was doing a few gigs around my town, but now I’m actively booking gigs around the state of Florida and beyond.
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On the Road Again
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"The final day and night of Bonnaroo was everything we could have wanted and more. Maia Makeshift, L..."The final day and night of Bonnaroo was everything we could have wanted and more. Maia Makeshift, Laney Jones and Kindergarten Friends all had great sets in the afternoon sun. Laney was by far the most popular out of any of us. Everyone was falling in love with her sound and her look. Last night she play an entire set on the electric guitar, her first time ever playing the electric guitar, and she blew the crowd away. I played the drumset with her and it was very black keys."
Sets usually range from 45 min - 3 hours, comprising of traditional tunes, our own tunes, and other people's tunes (that we just really like to play). People always leave smiling.
Depending on the venue, it can be just Laney or the whole group or anywhere in between.
|Dec 15, 2013 Sunday||8:00 PM||The Burren||Somerville, MA, US|
|The Burren’s Sunday night “Back-room Acoustic Music” series, or “B.A.M” is a weekly residency on the best club sound stage in Somerville.|