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Hayshaker Jones

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The Neon Years - Full Length LP
Disgraceland - EP
The Neon Years - College Radio airplay


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Hayshaker Jones

There is something strange about being from Cleveland, Ohio. There is something even more strange about being a country band from Cleveland. The winters drag on forever and your never see the sun, but that didn't stop Clint Holley and David Bowling from forming Hayshaker Jones. Arguably Northeast Ohio's hardest working and most creative roots act, Hayshaker draws from the entire history of country music: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Jason and The Scorchers, The Rolling Stones and The Byrds. These are not names to be spoken lightly, but they echo through the music of Hayshaker Jones.

What separates Hayshaker Jones from other forward-thinking musicians, you might ask? Perspective, for one. Blending Holley's Midwestern idealism with Bowling's Southern roots, the band attains a distinctive point of view often lacking in other bands.
Hayshaker Jones was formed in the summer of 1999. Holley and Bowling were determined to propel their shared vision of American music down the highway and began to share the songs that they had each written. As the pieces fell into place, Hayshaker Jones began building a reputation as a hard working, hard living band that can and will play anywhere. Over the course of four years, Hayshaker Jones has appeared at bars, fairs, festivals, flea markets, snack bars, used car lots, marinas, campgrounds, drive-in movie theaters and just about any other venue that allowed them to set up and do their thing.
David Bowling...(AKA "Lucky" or "The Tecate Kid") developed his hillbilly style in the hollers of West Virginia and Kentucky listening to late night radio and watching his rhinestone clad heroes perform on television. These roots served Lucky well when he lived in California--a period he fondly calls “The Neon Years.” Bowling's pedal steel licks played on a Fender Telecaster help to define the Hayshaker sound
Singing and writing songs about heartbreak, loss and regret, Clint Holley brings a level of commitment and passion to Hayshaker Jones that many bands never achieve. Born in Chicago and raised in Dallas, Texas and Cleveland, Ohio, Clint has called the Midwest his home for over 20 years and the experience has had a profound impact on his singing and writing style.
Jimmy Aschenbener is the newest member of Hayshaker Jones. After spending time in numerous Cleveland rock bands, Aschenbener decided it was time to return to his roots--country-tinged folk rock. Although he originally auditioned with Hayshaker Jones as a guitar player, he was asked to take up bass instead. He accepted the challenge, admitting it only took one “play through” of The Neon Years to make him a fan of the music. Says, Aschenbener, “I'm in it for the songwriting--these are real songs.” Of course, Aschenbener has also said, “Either I'm gonna make a ton of money with Hayshaker, or get arrested…I don't know which one will be first
Hailing from San Angelo, TX, Greg Harper joined forces with Hayshaker Jones in 2001. A southern rock and blues player by trade, Greg's telecaster brings a raunchy roadhouse swagger to the band that helps set Hayshaker apart from the sea of other acts in their genre. Greg began playing in bar bands at the ripe old age of 14, and now almost 17 years, several tours, and 12 bands later, he plays with a virtuosity that could only be rivaled by a kid dragging a stick across a picket fence. Influenced heavily by southern music icons The Allman Bros., The Outlaws, and The Marshall Tucker Band, as well as Texas blues heros like the Vaughn brothers, Albert Collins, and Johnny Winter, Greg has found his roots in Hayshaker Jones.
Fred Perez-Stable plays drums and is without a doubt the most elusive and mysterious member of Hayshaker Jones. When asked about his backround he just smiles and says "All I know is that I am happy to be here." He claims to have actually met a man named Hayshaker Jones in Juarez, Mexico during one of his frequent drinking sprees, but of course has no pictures to prove it.