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Secondhand Jones

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Secondhand Jones Offers Old-School Rock"

There’s something to be said for straightforward, old-school rock, and Anniston band Secondhand Jones is preaching it.

The band released their first album, “Stitches,” on Nov. 29, a nine-track EP settled in the crossroads between Southern rock, ’90s alternative, blues chords and country twang. Gadsden residents who have seen the band perform at Blackstone Pub & Eatery may recognize the tunes as a large part of the Secondhand Jones setlist.

“Stitches” does its best work as a time capsule, something that a generation raised recording songs from the radio to cassette tape would enjoy. Singer and guitarist Jonn Medders sounds like he could’ve shared a stage with Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner or Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron, waxing on commercialism in “Wake Up” and how to live a freewheeling lifestyle in “Look Away.” The concepts aren’t unheard of in modern music, but there’s a way of expressing them that’s uniquely ’90s — “Nothing’s sacred/ nothing’s ever real/ when everyone is hypnotized,” dreamy guitar strumming included.

Secondhand Jones’ instrumentation doesn’t spend as much time in the nostalgia barn — though the Soundgarden-esque intro to “Pull, Luna” will take listeners back to “Black Hole Sun” — with a heavier take on Southern rock, hammer-ons and pull-offs rooting songs in swampy distortion. Lead guitarist Ben Hasse’s solos are fast and loose, melodic and a little gritty, elevating songs like “Mirror, Mirror” from solid rock tunes to body-movers. In the rhythm section, bassist Rich Culp ably swings between jazz, rockabilly and old-fashioned thumping, while keeping pace with former drummer Charles Bailey, whose tom-heavy rushes in “The Ride” reveal a restrained madness.

The album comes with two radio edits, for “Look Away” and “The Ride.” The band seems to have an exclusivity deal with the “F” word — for which there can be no better, substitute profanity — but the content won’t seem egregious for most listeners.

The album is available at the band’s shows, or through iTunes, Spotify and online retailers. Find out more about Secondhand Jones at - The Gadsden Times


EP (November 29, 2016)
Number of Tracks: 7
Label: CD Baby/RMusic Group

Track Listing:

1. Look Away
2. The Ride
3. What For
4. Pull, Luna
5. Wake Up
6. Mirror, Mirror
7. Oh, Magdeline
(bonus tracks)
8. Look Away (Radio Edit)
9. The Ride (Radio Edit)



Keeping up with the Jones:

Secondhand Jones rocks, rolls and
funks you up

guys from Secondhand Jones are up on stage in their hidden rehearsal space in
Anniston (don't bother guessing, it's the last place you'd think to look),
belting out some crunchy rock tunes as practice for some upcoming shows.
Guitarist and singer Jonn Medders tears through a guitar solo, bassist Richmond
Culp and drummer Charles Bailey pounding out a heavy rhythm section. You're
better off leaving your ribcage at home if you don't want to feel it shaking
when these guys are playing.” 

Benjamin Nunnally

Calhoun County Insight, Oct 16, 2012

 Full article at -


 "Secondhand Jones was formed in
2010, and they are no strangers to the stage! Expect some astounding original songs....for a continuous groove into the late
hours of the evening!"

- Julie Brown/CCA, Calhoun
Community Press
(Mar 09, 2012)


Band Members