Nefarious Jones
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Nefarious Jones

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Band R&B Funk


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"Jones’ comes to River City"

The River City Saloon brings Seattle jam band Nefarious Jones to the stage on Thursday, Aug. 27. “Converging to pursue one common goal, Nefarious Jones wants to jam a music fueled dragster headlong into the cosmos, calling it space-rock-jam-groove.” - - Jim Drake, Hood River News (Aug 26, 2009)


"Pass It On" (Demo), Nefarious Jones
Recorded at: Top Secret! Studios by Jim Elenteny, 2011



Funky rhythms, killer jams. Highly infectious. Breathe it in... now it's a part of you! So get loose. Start the dance. Unleash the primal self - succumb to NEFARIOUS JONES! Go ahead and get funky. We want you to.

Nefarious Jones has developed into an improvisational rock machine since redefining its rhythm section and adopting a "less is more" approach to jamming. Their sound is raw, eclectic & unpredictable - like an Ottoman bazaar skirmish or a Jovian convective storm.

That's why Nefarious Jones is playing more shows at bigger venues in front of fantastic crowds as they continue to develop fun songs, impress their original style upon tasty covers, and explore far-out jams...

Fanbase: approx 1,000 (and growing...)
Draw: approx 200 weekend / 75 weeknight
Original Material: 20 songs, 120+ total minutes

Influences: Talking Heads, Phish, Pink Floyd, P-Funk, The New Mastersounds, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Beck, Zappa, Ween, Led Zeppelin, The Doors

Nefarious Jones has been fortunate enough to share the bill with some really incredible bands in 2011-12, including:

Monophonics (Nectar Lounge 02.12.12)
Marco Benevento w/ special guest Josh Clauson [Flowmotion] (Skylark 12.10.11)
Snarky Puppy (Nectar Lounge, Fremont Earth Day Festival 04.21.12)
Papadosio (Nectar Lounge 04.23.12)
The Quick & Easy Boys (Blue Moon 02.26.11, White Rabbit 01.20.12 & 09.30.11)
YAMN (The White Rabbit 07.08.11)
Juno What?! (Nectar Lounge 03.11.12)
High Ceiling (The Royal Lounge 04.12.12, Tractor Tavern 05.24.12)
Phish (well, sorta. The Gorge - Live Nation's Esurance Welcome Stage 08.06/07.11)

And before then, other great bands such as:

Acorn Project (Dante's Nightclub 05.02.09)
Snug Harbor (The Wild Buffalo 07.10.09)
Tapwater (Nectar Lounge 01.29.10)