OXFORD – Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., 6 On The Square (6OTS) is proud to welcome Brian Ashley Jones. Brian is a soulful singer, accomplished guitarist, and versatile Americana songwriter whose compositions have been placed in film and television and recorded by a variety of other performing artists.
Jones’ songs find influence in the guitar-driven country, blues and bluegrass that he absorbed in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Brian performs internationally at festivals and concert series and leads seminars for music education programs, music business conferences, and NSAI chapters around the USA.
“…intelligent… clever… a monster on guitar.”- Janet Hans, Urban Campfires Concert Series, San Antonio, TX.
Brian’s independent CD release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association’s album chart, and is receiving 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 footage of Jones performing “Free To Miss You” live at The Bluebird Cafe has been featured in the British network television show “Amanda Holden’s Fantasy Lives.” The Brian Ashley Jones Trio showcased these songs as official performers at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Brian was nominated for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards!
Tom Tranchilla, KPFT, Houston, TX said, “…a stellar guitar player, lyricist and songwriter... Brian’s live show is a must see!”
Purchase tickets on-line at the discounted price of $12 (plus a $2 service fee), until the day of the show; $15 at the door. Ticket price for students is always $2; please call to make a student reservation.
Have a talent? Singers, poetry readers, musicians...the next “Open Mic Night” is Thursday, May 17 (and every third Thursday of each month), at 7:30 p.m. Come to perform or come to listen; it’s always free admission!
While you’re there, or before the show (starting at 6:30 p.m.), see mixed media Arbor Day posters by Oxford Academy fifth graders now through May 18. May 19 will begin Victor Rosenberg’s exhibit of photography taken in Africa.Don’t miss future performances by: Carla Ulbrich on May 19; and Anne Hills on June 2; at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Visit the website at www.6onthesquare.org for tickets and future event information.
6OTS is located at 6 LaFayette Park in downtown Oxford. Phone: 843-OTS6 (6876).