Dragonfly Jones
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Dragonfly Jones

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Venus Illuminato and Summertime, EP 2003
The Daystar Thief, EP 2005
radio play on 93.7KLBJ, Austin TX
radio play on 91.7KOOP, Austin TX
various college radio play


Feeling a bit camera shy


Dragonfly Jones is a young rock and roll outfit that formed in Austin, TX in the Fall of 2002. After living on New York's Lower East Side, lead vocalist and guitar player Rob Miller moved to Austin, joining with lead guitar player Kyle Cox. After writing together, and playing with various rythym sections, Rob and Kyle found the fit they were looking for in bassist Stephen Lopez, formerly of Dagwood, and drummer Matt Brennan, formerly of Two Guy Trio. The band then found keyboard player Max Workentien to complete their sound.
In the 3 years that they have been together, these guys have accomplished quite a bit. In 2003, with the release of their EP, "Venus Illuminato and Summertime" the band quickly recieved radio play on 91.7KOOP, as well as Austin's premier rock station, 93.7KLBJ(on which they have also appeared live, multiple times). The band has also appeared on the FOX 7 morning show, for live performances. After being seen at The Pecan Street Festival in Austin, Dragonfly Jones was asked to do an interview for the television show, "Hear Texas Now". In the summer of 2003, Dragonfly Jones entered, and won the battle of the bands contest for the premier Dallas radio station 92.5KZPS. Subsequently they opened a show at The Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas for Sammy Hagar and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Dragonfly Jones has also opened for Robbie Krieger, of The Doors. The band has played venues throughout Austin, as well as multiple other cities in Texas and Louisiana. They also toured in New York City in the Winter of 2005.
The sound of Dragonfly Jones is truly eclectic, consisting of multiple influences. Their first EP, "Venus Illuminato and Summertime" is steeped heavily in the tradition of classics like Led Zeppelin and Cream, with thick guitars, and soaring vocals. The roots of the band are subtly southern, and this is heard in Cox's rich slide guitar work on songs like "Sunshine Mama" and "Act". Rob Miller's vocals soar over over songs like "Desending High Thing", and spans from beautiful melodies to rock and roll screams. With the addition of keyboards, the band has started expanding their sounds and influences, which now range from the ethereal in songs such as "Sunday Morning", to driving jams like "Disco #9" with a Velvet Underground feel that always gets the crowd up and dancing. Other influences include Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits, and The Dandy Warhols.
Rob Miller's lyrics vary from intelligent yet poetic, to tongue in cheek rock and roll. There is sometimes a tone of social conciousness underlying in the songs, such as in "Act" where you are implored: "so help us if you can/don't let it just revolve/don't let the spin take you in/and weaken your resolve". There are also deeply personal songs such as "Sunflower Days", which take the listener through a roller coaster of emotion.
The live performances of Dragonfly Jones are what truly sets the band apart from the norm. Kyle Cox and Rob Miller have a great dynamic on stage. These two share the stage well, playing off of eachother in ways reminiscent of the greats such as Jagger and Richards, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Page and Plant, and the like. Rob has an air of the flamboyant around him, while Cox has a darker presence(although he has been known to hop off stage and join the audience mid-solo).
Dragonfly Jones is a band that mixes a stage show that is hard to equal, and great songs that are demonstrative of the immense talent of this group of young men. This band receives rave reviews not only for their shows, but also for their eclectic and rich songwriting. With new material always in progress, this is a band to definitely keep an eye and an ear out for.