RBR artist, Alice Wallace, introduced us to Brian Ashley Jones at the Americana Music Association festival a couple of years ago.  Brian was then kind enough to invite us to see him perform at the Bluebird Cafe in a songwriter round.  We immediately knew that the RBR Community would enjoy Brian's performance.  We finally were able to find a date for Brian to take the RBR stage.  Here is Brian performing one of his original songs:

Brian Ashley Jones Live

Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, actor, and internationally touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Country and Blues tunes have found their way into film, television, radio and have been recorded by multiple performing artists. Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.

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”.

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, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.  

As always, doors will be at 7 and show at 8. We ask for a $20 minimum donation, with all proceeds going to the artist.