Music at the Market Presents Columbia Jones

August 19, 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Columbia EP Tour 1

Growing up in rural southern Maine, Columbia Jones jumped on a train at the age of 22 to pursue his passion of being a musician in a big city. An impressive drummer and studio engineer, Columbia saw himself in the Spring of 2016 facing medical bills, a struggling studio, and the gigs just not happening as a drummer. So, a one time regular gigging guitarist, he bought a small foot tambourine and hit the streets with his guitar and a bass drum. Calling his music Blue Collar Blues, he crooned to passersby of his lack of money, heartbreak, bad health, and the dread of becoming a father in true blues fashion. Soon, folks at the local farmers market he played were asking for his CDs and begging him to come back. Now he plays gigs small and large, singing with a true chip on his shoulder and deep passion for every word he says.

Columbia Jones is a dynamic performer of Blues/Country. Fusing the two genres, Columbia adds power and emotion to country music with raw vocals he learned literally playing on the streets. Where there is no amplification allowed. Solo, Columbia performs on guitar and harmonica while playing a bass drum and a foot tambourine. That being said, he is not just another one man band. He has spent years touring and performing as a professional drummer and brings that rhythm and musicality to his feet. With his trio, they bring bass and lead guitar to a complete band sound worthy of any dance hall. Its a dizzying performance with slide guitar, up tempo blues, classic country, and honesty.Listen to Columbia Jones on Bandcamp.

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August 19, 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm