Small Town Jones
Jim Jones has played music on the UK scene since his early teens but it has only been through his most recent projects that he can honestly say he has found his form.
The first of these projects began when he put together the Indie space rock band Small town mentality back in 2005. With his friend and acclaimed singer/songwriter Peter Bruntnell on guitar this was to be Jim’s first complete full length album. Calling it “Monochrome” it was as much a therapeutic project for him as it was an artistic endeavor. Showing influences of Wilco, and The Lemonheads among others, Monochrome soon proved to be a great album holding some emotionally charged content and powerfully honest songs, a glimpse of things to come.
After the departure of some band members in 2009 Jim wrote and recorded his first solo project, the acoustic roots album Daylight & Stars. Staying with Mr. Bruntnell this time as a producer they would go on to record the album in his basement in Morthoe on the North Devon coast. Continuing with the honest and somewhat cathartic style heard on Monochrome but coming from a far less broken place, Jim’s self released album managed to find its way to a 4 star review in Q magazine and a chart rating in the top 10 tracks of the July edition of Mojo magazine.
All throughout this time Jim was building up a steady fan base in the South West of England seeing him headline slots at Surf and folk music festivals and opening doors to gigs all over the UK.
It has been suggested that perhaps the only reason that Jim’s career has never quite broken through is due to his choosing to stay in North Devon. Jim would no doubt argue that its this location with the backdrop of the ocean and the golden coastlines that has only served to become his inspiration for his songwriting and music.
However the most recent part of Jim’s journey took him out of the country altogether and across the atlantic on a dream journey to the USA where Third Ear studio owner, manager, producer and artist Kevin Prosch recorded his most recent album.
Traveling only with his friend, multi instrumentalist David Little, Jim headed for Texas to record his new album “freight ships”. Using musicians provided by the producer as a backing band Jim recorded an album that he believes is his best yet. Returning to a mixture of drum infused and acoustic tracks the delicate mix of emotional lyrics and heartfelt delivery can only hope to secure it as being another well received Jones recording.