K Jones and the Benzie Playboys
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K Jones and the Benzie Playboys

Traverse City, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Traverse City, MI | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Blues Country


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The Band as two CDs out and a new one will be out in the summer of 2013. First CD Live in LA and the second K Jones and the Benzie Playboys. Youtube videos Benzieplayboys



k Jones
Button Accordion, Triple Note Accordion, Fiddle, and Vocals
Kirk Jones
Button Accordion, Triple Note Accordion, Fiddle, and Vocals
Kirk took up the single row accordion in 2000 and has since picked up on triple note accordion, and most recently, fiddle. He has studied with Cory Ledet, Joe Hall, Jeffery Broussard, Dirk Powell, and Dexter Ardoin at the Augusta Music Heritage program in Elkins, Virginia and the Dewey Balfa camp in Louisiana. His heros include Boozoo Chavis, John Delafose, the Balfa Brothers, Octa Clark, and Canray Fontenot. In his spare time, he is a bee master at Sleeping Bear Farms. Kirk Lived in Louisiana as a Kid.

Mark Stoltz

Rubboard and Cajun/Zydeco Dance Instructor

Enthusiasm is Mark’s greatest assest. He has traveled the country ceaselessly in search of good Louisiana dance music. He has studied for quite a few years with Mona Wilson, among others, and now teaches dance at our gigs and plays rubboard. He is fondly known in these parts as “big dog”. Mark lives in Louisiana part time and lived there as a kid also.mark as appered in movies as a extra including Treme on HBO

Mark also books our band and can be reached by phone at (231)510-7156. His email is liv4danc@hotmail.com

Jonah Powell Fiddle and backup vocals and Lead guitar
Jonah has studied violin since he could walk. Word has it he was born with a bow in his hand. He plays in a variety of styles including bluegrass and rock. Blues fiddle is awsome.

Jamie Bernard Drums
Jamie is not only a great drummer , but is a full time artist. He has his art displayed in pretigious studios and he lives in Onekama, Michigan. When he is not doing art or music, he make a very popular hot sauce which goes by the moniker, “Hot Thauce”

Doug Albright
Doug  has ben playing Bass since a kid and use to play in a Jam band called rootstand.