Jiggley Jones is an award-winning singer/songwriter in the alternative-country/folk/Americana genres of music. He is recognised as one of the most accomplished and unique singer/songwriters emerging today His music paints a picture and also demonstrates a discernible commercial edge that, still, never caters to the listeners. His new single Truth Seeker is a listen for music lovers with a discernable taste for original, yet not necessarily typical mainstream songs. Jones will always be himself, and nobody else.
Where are you from?
I hale from Southeastern Pennsylvania.
How long have you been making music?
Twenty plus years
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I have released 2 EPs and 1 full album with an additional single, which amounts to 21 songs total.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
It took me 2 full years to prepare and record the album “Not Your Typical Day Out.” Initially, I was going to put 12 songs on there, but one, Truth Seeker, I released early as a single on its own and the other song was dropped along the way, so 10 songs was a nice round number. A few of the songs I brought back from the dust of years gone by but most were brand new to me. As far as inspiration goes it usually just comes from day to day life and the emotions that can kick up from it. Most of the songs are written so everyone can place their own life into it somehow. The title of the album comes from the idea that listening to a Jiggley Jones collection can be a trip into something a little different.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
Simply, a passion for music itself and the need to release that passion to the listening ear.
What do you think of the music industry in 2018?
Oh man. It’s too visual and numbers driven. That is because technology has changed the way people live their daily lives with their phones being the center of their contact with the entertainment world. In the end to me it’s still just all about the song. I just wish that everyone looked at it that way.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
I think every genre has their own trendsetter but The Beatles seem to be the most influential overall from the things that you’ve constantly heard about them.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
The only collaborating that I have done songwriting wise has been with fellow band members of bands in my past prior to the Jiggley Jones thing.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I’ve been told by other musicians, especially those who have worked with me on my recordings that the guitar phrasings and chords that I incorporate create a unique arrangement within the musical side of things. The real difference though is the vocal approach, phrasings, harmonies etc…
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Led Zeppelin or Neil Young.
What was the first album you bought?
It might have been a Bachman Turner Overdrive album if I remember correctly.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Right now it would be one of the songs off of the latest Lumineers album.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
“Decade” from Neil Young
What is your favourite saying?
The day that you think you have it all figured out is usually the day before you realize you don’t.
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I’m a huge Civil War historian type and an avid NFL fan.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Actually I have none of either.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
The only upcoming project that I have is a new song that was a request of a family member for a wedding. That’ll certainly be a new type of adventure.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
I’m not sure. We just have to see where this current thing takes me. With indie music sometimes it takes a while to get the momentum going so I’ll be on this one until it plays out.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
It was my pleasure and actually I should be the one thanking you for allowing me to tell you about what I have going on. So, thank you !