Subterranean Sounds are proud to present Small Town Jones on his first Irish Tour. Tickets €10. The last couple of years have proved promising for Devon based singer songwriter Small Town (Jim) Jones. Having provoked numerous great reviews including a four-star review in Q magazine Jim is making some
noticeable waves. He is becoming more widely known after the title track of his last album "Freight ships was picked up and was played on the BBC Radio 2's Dermot O Leary show which later led to a live Saturday Session with his long time compadre and guitarist Dave Little .
Small Town Jones continues to build on this and making more opportunities playing numerous gigs around the UK as well as returning to the inkwell and studio for the impending release (Autumn/Winter 2015) of the new album 'Sky down to the ground" This album features some great guest musicianship from the likes of Son Volts Dave Boquist to the vocals of "Wallander" theme and folk singer songwriter Emily Barker as well as the backing of long time friends and musicians Dave Little, Mike Reed and the brilliant Peter Bruntnell.
The first single from the new recording "Night full of ghosts" has already received a great response with airplay on BBC Radio 2 and the momentum continues to build once more.
His honest style of songwriting coupled with the intense and soulful acoustic sound have earned him praise from the likes of such folks as the acclaimed singer songwriters Ray Davies, Ron Sexsmith, Peter Bruntnell, John Murry and Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine/ The Delines) as well as the Ivor Novello Award winner Iain Archer (recent project Tired Pony with Peter Buck & Gary Lightbody), Jim has opened for Ray Davies, Damien Jurado, Chuck Prophet and Richmond Fontaine as well as now having has his own joint headline tour under his belt.
“***** 5 Stars!! Sky down to the ground is a breathtaking album full of subtle storytelling, sparse yet effective instrumentation and dreamy melodies!”
— Caitlin Arthur, Maverick magazine
"Wilco style tales of lost and lonesome outriders" - Dec 2015 - MOJO
"Songs of unpretentious honesty - like a British Ron Sexsmith" - Dec 2015 - UNCUT
4 STARS - The Daily Express
“ ANNOYINGLY GOOD!“ “powerful stuff, absolutely beautiful!”- Dermot O’Leary - BBC Radio 2
"Jim has one of those classic voices and the songs to back it up." - Willy Vlautin - Richmond Fontaine"
Jim has a voice that frames the world for a moment. He's a steady hand in a rattling, rolling, shifting sea of music. Hear Small Town Jones."
- Iain Archer Singer/Songwriter (Tired Pony/Snow Patrol) Ivor Novello winner
“Emotive confessionals and keening ballads” - Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK