Bio

Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Blues and Country tunes have been featured in film, television and radio and have been recorded by Greg Humphries, Hudson K, Donna Hopkins, Diane Michel, Christian Elvestad, Doug Jones and other performing artists. Originally from Upstate South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, and music education programs.  

Jones’ guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Kimberley Dahme of the iconic rock band Boston, Eric Heatherly, Kate Purcell (Ireland), Caroline Aiken, Alice Wallace, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans (Grateful Dead Hour), Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil. 

Jones’ 3rd CD of original songs entitled Out Of The City features collaborations with Jonell Mosser, Suzi Ragsdale, Ike Stubblefield, Kevin McKendree, and more! 

Brian’s 2007 release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association’s album chart, and has received widespread commercial, college, public, and international radio play. The swampy instrumental “Pull ’em Up” has been featured in the widely acclaimed PBS television series “Road Trip Nation” and “Free To Miss You” has been featured in the British ITV2 network television show “Amanda Holden’s Fantasy Lives”.   

What people are saying! 

“…an excellent guitarist and thoughtful singer-songwriter” 
– Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene 

"Brian's new CD is a master class on how to play the guitar” 
– James Soars, Maverick Magazine, Kent, England 

“…a stellar guitar player, lyricist and songwriter… Brian’s live show is a must see!” 
– Tom Tranchilla, KPFT, Houston, TX.  

“…intelligent… clever… a monster on guitar.” 
– Janet Hans, Urban Campfires Concert Series, San Antonio, TX.