The title of his third release, “Not Your Typical Day Out” pretty much sums up the experience of taking in a Jiggley Jones tune. With former manager Michael Stover mentioning that “Jiggley has that one-of-a-kind sound” and Nashville based producer Dave Moody stating that the singer/songwriter “has a vocal style all his own” it’s easy to understand why.
But it’s this unique quote from another former manager, George Grauer, that really puts things in perspective, “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.”
In the fall of 2019 Bless Up Records will release the latest single from the Alt Folk singer/songwriter titled “Broken Arrow,” a tune that continues to showcase Jiggley Jones’ unusual blend of sub genres that add up to a sound that only comes from this artist, something that is becoming less and less prominent in today’s music industry.
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/Lamon Records Nashville, former Shania Twain bandleader and Nashville based producer Terry Wendt, premier public relations representative Michael Stover/MTS Management Group, former Capitol Records recording artist and now producer Chris Tristram, and producer Phil Nicolo of the former Ruffhouse Records.
Starting in late 2012, with the production help of Tristram, Jones put together his debut release, an EP titled “No Spring Chicken.” 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. Still to this day these 4 songs continue receiving daily streams on digital platforms like Spotify. The “fallout” from this EP helped Jones grab “Songwriter of the Year” honors at the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA).
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. Recording 4 songs during the cold winter months of the new year and adding 2 more that were recorded a few years earlier with producer Terry Wendt, the record “A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light” was released that following spring.
“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 their 2014 Top 100 Americana Albums of the Year, checking in at #91. It also nabbed the #78 spot on the No Depression Roots Top 100 list for 2014. The single “Walk On Me” from the EP captured the spotlight by being selected the #43 Americana Song of the Year on those same Roots Music Report charts and won the 2014 IMEA selection for “Adult Contemporary Song of the Year” later in the fall. Numerous other nominations showed up also including two in the 2014 New Music Awards in Los Angeles and one at the 2014 Independent Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN.
After a trip to Charlotte, NC and the AMG Heritage Awards where Jiggley was nominated for “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year’” and “Male Vocalist of the Year,” the songwriter set his sites on recording a full length album. This one was to be self produced and wasn’t released until the fall of 2017.
In the meantime, while waiting for his full album to drop Jones released one of his most influential songs to date, “Truth Seeker” as a single. Mixed and mastered by producer Phil Nicolo at Studio 4 outside of Philadelphia, the track and it’s poignant music video have received rave reviews in the music press. The song continues to gain ground in all the digital music realms and helped gain him a finalist spot as “Male Vocalist of the Year” at the 2016 AMG Awards.
Once the full album came out, eventually being titled “Not Your Typical Day Out” the critical acclaim continued. Clay Burton of Independent Music and Arts, Inc. had this to say about it; “Jones is hailed in many quarters as one of the most talented singer/songwriters emerging from the Folk/Americana scene today, but his songwriting also demonstrates a palpable commericial edge that, nevertheless, never panders to the listeners.
Throughout 2018 more then 80 college radio stations “added” the record and live performances took hold. Over the years of releases Jiggley Jones has performed live from New York to Nashville and back including two shows at two consecutive CMA Fests in Nashville, one at BB King’s and the other at the Earnest Tubbs Record Shoppe on Broadway. He has performed at the Bitter End in New York, the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville and numerous prestigious music conferences such as the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pa., the Cape May Singer/Songwriter Conference in Cape May, NJ, the Dewey Beach Music Conference in Dewey Beach, De., and the Launch Music Festival in Lancaster, Pa. These are just a handful of examples of where Jones has been.
In the spring of 2019 Jiggley released a unique love song called “The Water and the Flower” as a single, directly to all the digital music outlets with limited promotion. Knowing that a love song is “timeless” the future possibilities await. This is a beautiful, self produced diamond in the ruff that was mastered by the famed Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo. As part of this songwriter’s “one-of-a-kind” approach to his art, he offers this release to the listener as a “find-me-if-you-can” treasure. The power of the song will speak for itself and he is comfortable with that.