ABOUT BRIAN ASHLEY JONES Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from Spartanburg, SC and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, and music education programs. Jones’ 3rd CD of original songs entitled Out Of The City features collaborations with Jonell Mosser, Suzi Ragsdale, Ike Stubblefield, Kevin McKendree, and more! Brian’s 2007 release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association’s album chart, and has received 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 “Free To Miss You” has been featured in the British ITV2 network television show “Amanda Holden’s Fantasy Lives”. Jones’ guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil. ABOUT BIG JIM BROWN & THE SPEED KINGS Living in a single-wide trailer along that lonesome stretch of sonic highway between the Drive-by Truckers and JJ Cale, Big Jim Brown and The SpeedKings deliver soul-satisfying guitar-based Americana/alt-country roots rock. Lead guitarist and singer/songwriter Jim Brown draws on years of experience to craft a polished yet gritty sound, with songs that tell stories (sometimes true) of characters living on the fringe. The band's most recent CD is "After All, It's Been Forever" and Brown is currently working on a new album, "Devil on the Other Shoulder," which will be released on December 7, 2018. Jim previously lived in New Orleans and led his first band, Sweet Pea's Revenge, from Monaco Bob's Touchdown Lounge (bad) to Tipitina's to House of Blues to Jazz Fest (good). The band put out 5 CDs over a 7-year period and toured the Southeast and Western US, playing much-loved haunts like Judge Roy Bean's in Fairhope as well as top clubs like The Buffalo Rose in Colorado and The El Ray Theatre in Albuquerque NM. They opened for national acts like Delbert McClinton and Government Mule.