Hello fans, Brian Jones here with a quick blurb about me for those that haven't experienced the tones the jones can bring . I grew up in small town Rolla MO where I ended up graduating from UMR w/ a degree in Mechanical Engineering , later on I grabbed an MBA from Baker University . I've lived the corporate world cubical life for way too many years as an engineer , now have taken on a technical sales position where I have been able to leave the desk where it belongs , at the office. Over the years , music has allowed me to keep my sanity in check.
I picked up the guitar my senior year of high school and haven't put it down yet . For a couple years it was Margarittaville and Brown Eyed Girl over and over , now I cover a little bit of everything (over 800 songs) and my love for all music continues to keep me challenged and committed to continue the journey . Biggest musical influences include the likes of Jimmy Buffett , The Eagles , Johnny Cash , Willie Nelson , Tom Petty , Matchbox 20 , Counting Crows , Pearl Jam , Garth Brooks , The Allman Brothers , Eric Clapton , Dave Matthews , The Rolling Stones , The Beatles , James Taylor , and Coldplay to name just a few . I have headed up a couple bands over the years, with the opportunity to open for Goldfinger at the height of my band days . Now days it is mainly solo acoustic acts , covering just about every artist along w/ throwing in some occasional originals every now & then . I've also been known to bring in additional guest musicians to join me from time to time . I learned early in life that music is truly the universal language that just about anyone can appreciate and I love to share it with others .
I have been also blessed on the home front , married to an amazing wife that has put up w/ sharing my time with my guitar over the years . We also have a couple kiddos that are growing up faster than I could ever imagine . Just blink and tomorrow is yesterday so grab a piece of what you love and enjoy every minute of it whenever possible .
I will have to say , the recent years have been busy with moves , job changes , you name it , but we have settled back into the KC area and have enjoyed getting back into the music scene around here on a more regular basis. Hope to continue bringing people back together in the name of live music and good times.
Thanks for checking out my site and I very much look forward to playing your requests in the near future . Check out my upcoming show schedule , will try to keep that up to date for ya'll . feel free to drop me a note anytime .