Johnny Jones

Johnny Jones

BandCountryGospel

I perform mostly up tempo music from the Carter Family to Johnny Cash and Roger Miller songs. I do some of my own material that is mostly light hearted. I can do traditional country, bluegrass and gospel and the material I perform depends on the gig.

Biography

Born and raised in West Virginia, Johnny Jones started playing the guitar, singing and writing songs around the age of 14. While in the U.S. Air Force, his off duty hours were spent playing clubs and entertaining at many different fuctions. Eventually Johnny was selected as one of several Air Force men and women for the "Command Performance" a variety show that toured throughout the United States, entertaining the troops at different air force and army bases..................................................... After his tour of duty, Johnny returned to his home state of West Virginia, where he was soon in demand for performing clubs and a variety of social events as a single act, as well as doing some recording. Durning this time he was a regular on a Saturday morning radio show " The Eddie Cales Show" on WMTD in Hinton, West Virginia as well as making frequent TV appearances on "The Country Jamboree" a TV show out of Bluefield, West Virginia as well as a guest appearance on "The Bonnie Lou & Buster Show" out of Knoxville, Tn................................................................ Johnny has performed on the same stage with acts like Dave Dudley, the late Mel Street, the Glaser Brothers and Tom T. Hall to name a few...................... Johnny eventually moved to Nashville where he formed his own band and toured throughout several states and western Canada. After a couple of years he returned to West Virginia performing with different bands as well as working as a single act...................................................... Johnny recently released his first CD of original songs, getting radio play in several states as well as Canada, The Netherlands and Denmark. Two of the songs have been aired on the Dr Demento syndicated radio show that is heard all around the country.

Discography

"Mowing Grass While Dressed Up In a Suit" CD has gotten some radio air play in the states, Canada, The Netherlands and Denmark. Two tracks have been played on the Dr. Demento syndicated radio show.

Set List

The country songs I do are covers of Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Big River and I Still Miss Someone.

Roger Miller: King of the Road, Do-Wack-A- Do. Dang Me, Walkin In the Sunshine, Chug-A-Lug and others.

Hank Williams: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, I Saw the Light and others

Kris Kristofferson: Me and Bobbie McGee, Why Me Lord, Help Me Make It Through the Night and others

Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Keep On the Sunny Side and others

Jimmy Martin: Sunny Side of the Mountain (bluegrass)

Gospel songs I do and play on the banjo: Take Me In Your Lifeboat, Unclouded Day, Never Grow Old and Do Lord

Other Gospel songs: Lifes Railway To Heaven, One Day At a Time, What A Friend, Anchored In Love, Power In the Blood, Farther Along, When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, Precious Memories, Lookin Out For Number One (original) and others.

I always include some original material. Most my songs are light hearted.

I accompany a lot