Shawn Jones

Shawn Jones

 Ventura, California, USA
BandRockBlues

Shawn Jones is an American Roots/Rock artist, true to his influences spanning from all the greats in rock, rhythm & blues, & country. Armed with a powerful and affecting voice, as well as virtuoso guitar skills, Jones also writes compelling songs proving to be the icing on the cake.

Biography

High Drive Management
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Dana Point, CA 92629
866.564.4277
www.shawnjonesmusic.com
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Shawn Jones is the epitome of American Roots/Rock music. He has proven over time that he has an international appeal. He is true to form of his influences, spanning from all the greats in Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz & Country. His father raised him on Hank Williams, and he grew up in the outskirts of Los Angeles, where he learned from experience how to play and sing the blues. Since his late teens, Shawn has been working away, at times in excess of 200 dates a year, creating new fans and followers literally everywhere he performs. With three studio albums and one live album under his belt, Shawn’s skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist have put him on the same bill with the likes of BB King, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Derek Trucks, Little Feat, Joe Bonamassa, David Lindley, and others. Waylon Jennings was also so impressed with his live performance that he took Jones under his wing, offering him the grand opportunity to play on his 1996 release "Right For The Time." Shawn was also Waylon's lead guitarist on Lollapalooza, and Willie's 4th of July Picnic. Shawn’s third album, appropriately titled, “All In Good Time," was completed in the fall of 2005 with Grammy winning producer/engineer David Z. In 2007 he played on country artist Deana Carter’s Vanguard Records release "The Chain", and to this day tours with her as her guitarist.

Currently, Shawn is in the studio, working on his fifth album due out Spring, 2012. He's also been creating quite a buzz overseas, touring extensively in the U.K. and Ireland at some of the major music festivals, collecting rave reviews. He has appeared on BBC Northern Ireland, and U105 FM where his music has found a new home getting airplay. Back in the States, Shawn’s song “Invincible Me” was featured in the 100th episode of “Dawson’s Creek” on the Fox Network. Jones and his band made a cameo appearance in the Fine Line Pictures release,“Tumbleweeds”, starring Golden Globe winning actress, Janet McTeer. Two of his songs, “Long Way Down” and “Lightening Strike Me Down” are featured in the movie. The single “Long Way Down” was also included on the RCA/Victor soundtrack album. Other artists on the album include: Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Shawn’s song “Lightening Strike Me Down” was selected for the Hollywood Pictures film, “Mystery Alaska” starring Russell Crowe.

Shawn Jones' ability to combine undeniable guitar playing, singing, writing, and recording, coupled with heartfelt emotion, has earned him the slot as one of the most compelling new artists on today’s roots music scene.

And the wheels roll on . . .

Discography

Live at Mozambique - 2007
This live recording showcases Jones’ undeniable roots/rock and blues ability as a guitar player, writer and powerful performer. "The most multi-talented guy since Keith Urban. Natural Soul, all the way. Beware if he's opening for you". Craig Shelbourne CMT.com writer

All In Good Time – 2005
Shawn Jones is one of those rare artists that can burrow their way into your soul. But Jones, who can count Waylon Jennings as a former employer and a fan, brings something other than talent to the table, he brings himself. Every song has a heart and this album is merely the latest stage in Jones's own journey.

Little Dreams – 2000
Sophomore release from Singer/Songwriter, Shawn Jones that is roots rock in the neighborhood of Clapton, Raitt, Colvin and Winwood

Natural Soul - 1998
Debut release - American roots rock with touches of country and blues