Small Town Jones: Sky Down To The Ground
November 6th 2015 | Domestico Records | Albums
Devon based singer-songwriter Small Town Jones (Jim Jones) releases his new album “Sky Down To The Ground” in November 2015. It is released on Domestico Records, an independent imprint owned by Small Town Jones and his label partner Peter Bruntnell
Having successfully crowdfunded the album back in January, Jim chose to record his latest collection of songs close to home, in Basement Studios in Mortehoe, on the North Devon coast. Produced by Peter Bruntnell, the album features the musicianship of Jim's long time musical compadres David Little and new drummer Mike Reed. There are also guest appearances from singer-songwriter Emily Barker on the haunting track “The Long Goodbye”, as well as the guitar & fiddle playing of U.S. band Son Volt’s Dave Boquist.
There are echoes of influences such as Wilco, Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, but Small Town Jones is fast becoming known for his trademark soundscape of honest intensity and heartfelt, emotional content. “Sky Down To The Ground” is the follow-up to Small Town Jones' successful last album “Freight Ships” (recorded in Texas). Jim’s journey continues to take him to some great places, seeing him play live on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 Saturday Sessions, as well as playing support slots to the likes of Ray Davies, Ethan Johns, Damien Jurado and Sara Watkins. Small Town Jones has also toured with the Peter Bruntnell Band and will continue the momentum by touring his new release in late 2015 and early 2016.
Here's Small Town Jones perform a lovely version of 'Little Blackbird' live at Truck Festival for WhisperingBobTV.
"Jim has one of those classic voices and the songs to back it up."
- Willy Vlautin, Richmond Fontaine
“ANNOYINGLY GOOD!“ “powerful stuff, absolutely beautiful!”
- Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“Jones specialises in intimate songs about life’s important moments. Timeless, classic stuff.”
- Q magazine
"Jim Jones has a beautiful way with a song that is soulful and unpretentious"
- Ron Sexsmith