Congratulations on being nominated for “Best Americana Artist”, what was that like? Thanks !! It’s great being recognized by the “industry” for your creative accomplishments. To me that’s one of the best things that can happen in this crazy, very difficult business.
How was it recording “… A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light …”? It was very relaxed and it almost felt “seamless” in the way it all fell together. The producer Dave Moody and I seemed to be on the same page the whole time and the session players were right on.
Where can we find this album? As of now it is at all the usual digital outlets like itunes, etc… The physical CD is available at my live performances and is waiting to be placed in retail stores in areas of the country that the distributor sees fit as this thing spreads it’s wings.
Where does your inspiration for writing music come from? I can take any circumstance from what I’ve seen and learned in life. That’s the cool thing about songwriting, you can pull from any experience you’ve had or that you’ve seen others have. So life itself is my inspiration.
Do you work with other artists? I have in the past. I’ve been in bands and co-written a lot over the years as well as working with three record producers in the past 4 years. Dave Moody, Chris Tristram and Terry Wendt.
Will you be playing any shows this summer? I’m constantly looking for live performance opportunities. So the answer is definitely yes.
About Jiggley Jones:
“His sound is so huge, it seems like it is everywhere and is as much coming to him as from him. He appears to be drawing in the sound while drawing in the listener.” A quote from former manager George Grauer, and a great description of the musical attitude that encompasses the debut release from singer/songwriter Jiggley Jones.
Now under the professional direction of MTS Management Group and Michael Stover, who says “ Jiggley has that one-of-a-kind sound that I look for in an artist. His songs will touch you and move you with their beautiful lyrics and melodic strength.”
However you want to look at this picture, whether it’s Americana, Wide Open Country, or acoustic whatever, this artist represents life, hope, and human nature as only a seasoned person can see it. His Top 5 Roots Music Report debut EP, (#3, Americana/Roots Country, #3 True Country) No Spring Chicken included the singles “Baby Blue” and “Ain’t That Alright,” and the accompanying videos, which received more than 300,000 combined Youtube views. Now, Jones is returning with his first album on Lamon Records Nashville. A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light was produced by Grammy nominee, Dave Moody. First single and video, “Walk On Me” were released in April 2014.
“The new direction will put me square down the middle of the Americana genre, a great place to be. Dave Moody has given me that slightly raw, organic sound that really pushes my vocals to the forefront. Fingers crossed, here we go !!”
Jones, whether alone or a member of various bands in the past has written or co-written well over 100 songs. His prolific writing earned him 2 nominations and a subsequent win, for Songwriter of the Year, at the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards, 2 New Music Awards nominations (AC New Artist and AC Breakthrough Artist) and a 2014 Independent Country Music Award nomination for Best Americana Artist. His experience has taken him through various phases and musical endeavors including a stint during his younger years working in entertainment public relations in Los Angeles. With some success on college radio, Jones was also, as a member of a band called “Q”, involved with soundtrack projects on select MTV shows such as The Dennis Rodman Show, Cindy Crawford’s “House of Style”, and the reality show Road Rules. His band was also used in the AON Films movie “Tainted Love”, directed by Mathew Ross. All these successes were accomplished while under the professional direction of industry representatives like N.O. Management based in London, England as well as Magic Music Management and Peter Baron Productions in New York.
Before signing with Lamon, he had worked with Nashville producer Terry Wendt, a former bandleader for Shania Twain, and Chris Tristran, who produced his debut EP. His live shows have taken him to Nashville and 2013’s CMA Festival, where he performed at BB King’s Blues Club, as well as other top notch venues such as The Hard Rock Café in Philly, The Bitter End in NYC, and The World Café in Wilmington, Delaware. He has also performed at the prestigious Dewey Beach Music Conference, Singer Songwriter Cape May, and the Millennium Music Conference.