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Born in Galax, Virginia, the site of the world-famous Galax Fiddler’s Convention, Junkyard was introduced to bluegrass and piedmont blues at a young age by his family. As he grew older, his musical interests expanded to include jazz, ragtime, gypsy swing, and Delta blues, among others. Jason’s unique musical style is influenced by many great musicians, including Tony Rice, Jerry Garcia, D’jango Reinhardt, Robert Johnson, and Leo Kottke, and his CDs Patchwork and Dry County Courier powerfully demonstrate his mastery of these diverse genres.
Junkyard Jones has become a fixture on the entertainment scene in central and southwestern Virginia, and his contributions to American roots music have been recognized with numerous awards and honors. In 2016, he won first place in both the banjo and guitar competitions at the Virginia Bluegrass Music State Championships, and his previous album, Patchwork, was included as part of the ‘Fresh Sounds in the World of Bluegrass’ by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Dry County Courier, Junkyard’s latest release, is a testament to his commitment to preserving and revitalizing the roots of American music. Recorded entirely in first takes, this album captures the warmth and energy of Junkyard’s live performances and features a range of instruments and musical styles. In addition to his instrumental prowess, Junkyard is also a talented songwriter, with original compositions that fit seamlessly alongside traditional pieces. Whether performing with just a guitar and vocals, or live looping as a one man band, Junkyard Jones is a must-see artist for anyone interested in the rich and diverse musical heritage of the American South
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