Furious Jones

Furious Jones

 Ketchum, Idaho, USA
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When this dynamic, rock duo kick off their energetic live performance, there's no room for a bass or second guitar. Influenced by KOL, Led Zep and Modest Mouse, their catchy, original songs are bound to get even two left feet moving!

Biography

Tom Smith: Classical Guitar/ Vocals
Sarah Smith: Drums/ vocals

Originating from the mountains of Idaho, Furious Jones is a dynamic rock two-piece that began forging their unique sound in 2005.
Tom has been playing guitar (mostly classical) for 25 years. At 17 he wrote a song that received radio airplay in Boise and for 10 years, during the 90’s, he played in a tight, fast, flamenco guitar duo called “The Kind”. As well as touring the West Coast, The Kind won first place and People’s Choice Award in a Washington singer/songwriter’s showcase and they successfully licensed one of their songs for use in Warren Miller’s “Fifty”.
Sarah had been playing drums for 6 months when her natural aptitude and rhythm inspired Tom to form the duo, which at that time they called, BlackSmith. They had already developed a close relationship since The Kind’s dissolution in “99 and they were excited to discover their connection transcended to the realm of live music. Only 7 months after Sarah first picked up the sticks they played their debut live show together, in a Boise downtown bar.
Since then the two have been traversing the challenging road to finding a multi-layered two-piece sound. Instrumental in discovering it was the creation of a custom, classical-electric guitar built to Tom’s unique specs. Born in 2009, the “Classical Smith” filled in any gaps of doubt the two might have had about needing a third member and under the name BlackSmith, the duo produced their first full-length album “Camel Clutch”. Under influences as diverse as early KOL, Townes Van Zandt, Modest Mouse and 90’s UK techno, the duo have continued to expand their repertoire of catchy, original songs. A second full-length album, under their new name, Furious Jones, is in the works and will be released later this year.

Lyrics

Bully

Written By: Furious Jones

They’ve come to play
It’s a fat fucker hay day
Throw their little schemes sideways
And it comes back gold
But it’s known
It’s criminals backed by criminals
Scraping more off our plates
But we’re skin and bone

CHORUS
It’s hard to let it go
When they dangle it all up in our face
I’m done with back and forth
‘Cause you’re nothing like a brother
Take another one & another one & another one
It never ends

Getting drunk on things
Wobbling around like a disgrace
Leaning into personal space
And stepping on toes
And so it goes
Like a bully through the school halls
We can take him together
But not alone

CHORUS (Repeat)

They’ve come to play
It’s a fat fucker hay day
Aside from new ways of taking
It’s the same old show
I feel the cold
Like a bundle dragger will never know
We’re all over each other
But still alone

Curious Girl

Written By: Furious Jones

Why won’t you break, when you’re bleeding
And all alone and surrounded by the walking dead
Everyone slides into place, with their own flare
But the same healthy fear of losing their heads

CHORUS
‘Cause everyone knows
It’s a big world for such a curious girl
Outside she goes
Into the big world, assuring us
She’s gonna look around a little longer

Lied to her face, she don’t believe them
Like their whole purpose is to manipulate

CHORUS (Repeat)

I see a little girl, dreaming out the window
Watching the world walk by
She just wanna leave this place
Dive into the world, right into the middle
Make a splash, holler your heartsong
And it says “I’m giving into it…
The curiosity”

Why won’t you break, when your bleeding
And all alone and surrounded by the walking dead

CHORUS (Repeat)

Lose Your Cool

Written By: Furious Jones

Everyday baby, not enough time on my own
The routine it’s getting cold
Drift away in my mind, but so far
I’m still here in this place
It’s not enough floating along, lately

CHORUS
So, let’s open up a door
And let a little light shine through
Whatcha trying to prove
You’re gonna lose your cool

Something to give, always a little more to take
Feel like I’m being hurried along to halfway
How much can you bear, feel like
It’s about ready to break
There ain’t no floating along with this weight

CHORUS (Repeat)

Get up and dust off , you play
Like you’ve got to prove something
It’s about the face you wear
The one that say “who cares
I’m gonna go when I go
In spite of what you say
Now that we’ve got it straight”.

We get it and we run for it
Like the bottom of our soles burning coal
To get to where we’re going
But the truth is, we know
If we go with the flow
It takes you where it may
I’m glad that we’ve got it straight

CHORUS
So, let’s open up a door
And let a little light shine through
What we trying to prove
We’re gonna lose our cool

FIRST VERSE (Repeat)

Get up and dust off, you play
Like you’ve got to prove something
It’s about the face you wear
The one that say “who cares
I’m gonna go when I go
In spite of what you say
Now that we’ve got it straight”.

We get it and we run for it
Like the bottom of our soles burning coal
To get to where we’re going
But the truth is, we know
If we go with the flow
It takes you where it may
I’m glad that we’ve got it straight

CHORUS
So, let’s open up a door
And let a little light shine through
What we trying to prove
We’re gonna lose our cool

FIRST VERSE (Repeat)

Get up and dust off, you play
Like you’ve got to prove something
It’s about the face you wear
The one that say “who cares
I’m gonna go when I go
In spite of what you say
Now that we’ve got it straight”.


Waiting To Begin

Written By: Furious Jones

Feels like the end, the end
But I’m still waiting to begin
Watch it all fall apart
‘Cause the wish you were’s not where you are

Put on my tired, old shoes
My soul’s worn down to blues
Plain and softly she said
We’ve got to keep on walking…

FIRST & SECOND VERSES (Repeat

Fall Down

Written By: Furious Jones

I go to the back of beyond then
Find where it all begins
Let calmness overflow
But this place is in a bad broken way
It’s a staggering
Seemed like we were gliding on the floor
But we were flailing…

CHORUS
‘Til we fall down on our face
Losing grace
Falling on our face

Talk straight, pull your own weight
Tall order these days
But we’ve got to help it grow
We play fair, but the cheating way
Always seems to win
An awful lot like before
I want to fight it…

CHORUS (Repeat)

It’s like the feeling of the right thing
Then it’s gone
Replaced by something all wrong
So subtly it’s hard to notice
Whose side you play on
Stop and think
We broke down, but it’s hard to tell
Gazing at the wishing well

And it all gets started by one
He’s gonna spark up and start a fire
Sometimes it’s hard to know
What side they play on, prey on, fight on
We gave it clean and it comes back broke
Falls to the ground, just as well
We’re better off starting over

I stand two steps down wind
Before the flood begins
I’m gonna find higher ground
But this place is in a bad broken way
It’s a staggering
Thought we were gliding all around
But we were flailing…

CHORUS (Repeat)

Discography

Album - Camel Clutch (under former name "BlackSmith')
EP - Bully (under former name "BlackSmith")

Set List

Furious Jones plays a 50 minute energetic set, but they can also cover 1 hour and 30 mins of music:

Killing Time
Two Steps Back
Keep To Mine
If You Want It
Snake Song
Black Widow Blues
Camel Clutch
Like The Lord Needs Sin
My Groove
Premature Evacuation
Top Of The Hill
Fall Down
Stink
Lose Your Cool
Curious Girl
Bully
Smoke
Cherry Cherry
Asshole