The title of the new album, “Not Your Typical Day Out” pretty much sums up the experience of listening to a Jiggley Jones tune. Michael Stover of MTS Records mentioned that “Jiggley has that one-of-a-kind sound” while Nashville producer Dave Moody stated “he has a vocal style all his own.” Still not convinced check this out, “I’ve never heard anyone sing like him… his sound is so huge, it seems like it is everywhere and is as much coming to him as from him… he appears to be drawing in the sound while drawing in the listener…he has a style all his own.” A quote from former manager George Grauer.
Folk Rock/Americana singer/songwriter Jiggley Jones , the project, came about in late 2007. Since then, while developing his new venture, he has worked with industry pros like producer Dave Moody and Lamon Records Nashville, former Shania Twain bandleader and Nashville based producer Terry Wendt, premier public relations representative Michael Stover and MTS Management Group, and musician/producer Chris Tristram, a former Capitol Records recording artist, bassist with Jack Russell’s Great White, and currently with House of Lords.
With the production help of Tristram, Jones put together his debut release, an EP titled “No Spring Chicken” in the fall of 2012. This four song gem was recorded separately in rural Pennsylvania and Los Angeles. With the help of Michael Stover at MTS Management Group, whom Jones signed with in early 2013, the release made quite a splash in the independent realm. Briefly showing on the AMA charts, and for an eight month period on the Roots Music Report charts, where he gained Top 5 spots in two different categories, the album was recognized worldwide with one song, “Baby Blue” becoming available on karaoke in certain markets.
The “fallout” from this EP helped Jones grab “Songwriter of the Year” honors at the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA). Numerous nominations also resulted including three at the 2014 Artist Music Guild (AMG) Heritage Awards in Charlotte, NC , two in the 2014 New Music Awards in Los Angeles and one at the 2014 Independent Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN.
Early in January of 2014 Jones began recording his second release, this one in Nashville under the direction of producer Dave Moody of Lamon Records. Moody, considering the singer/songwriter as “relavent and fresh,” and realizing Jiggley’s successes, signed him in November 2013, recorded the 6 song EP “A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light” during the cold winter months of 2014 and released the disk the following May.
“A Mountain” grabbed the next level of attention including a spot on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Jamsphere Magazine and legitimate time back on the Roots Music Report charts, earning a place in the 2014 Top 100 Americana Albums of the Year, checking in at #91 while also grabbing the #78 spot on the No Depression Roots Top 100 list for 2014. The single “Walk On Me” from the EP grabbed the spotlight in 2014 also by being selected the #43 Americana Song of the Year on those same Roots Music Report charts while gaining ground for a long period of time on the New Music Weekly charts for Country Internet Radio and winning the 2014 IMEA selection for “Adult Contemporary Song of the Year.”
Live performances have taken Jiggley from New York to Nashville and back including stops along the way at the CMA Fest where he performed at BB King’s and the Earnest Tubbs Record Shoppe on Broadway. He has performed at the Bitter End in New York, the World Café in Wilmington, De, the South Street region of Philadelphia, and locations in Virginia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylavania, Deleware, and New York including numerous prestigious music conferences such as the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pa., the Cape May Singer/Songwriter Conference in Cape May, NJ, and the Dewey Beach Music Conference in Dewey Beach, De.
With this award winning songwriter’s experience, solid brand, and confidence from the music industry, the new release should be the clincher. All that he needs now is the listener who is looking for a musical experience that is “not your typical day out.“