Recording in April, 2019
Americana Jones is a toe tappin’, roots playin’, feel good band with an eclectic mix of originals and covers that span 7 decades of American jazz, pop, country, bluegrass, rock and R&B. Covering artists from Earl Scruggs to Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard to the Band, Rolling Stones and Dylan with a little Hank thrown in, the band has its own unique style and puts on a great show. To add to the fun, they sprinkle in some of their own originals, as well as songs written by their Nashville songwriting friends.
Mike Barker played bass early on in garage bands and became a journeyman guitar player for many years until he joined Ron and Al to form Americana Jones in 2011. A singer-songwriter, Mike keeps the engine running on time with his stay-at-home bass riffs.
Ron Harbison plays electric guitar, sings and writes. As a life-long student of music, Ron reaches out to his friends in Nashville and is constantly introducing new and unusual guitar licks into the band’s repertoire with styles ranging from Chet Atkins to Danny Gatton and Guthrie Trapp. He’s been producing Nashville songwriter shows for over 20 years…and playing for over 50.
Singer-songwriter Al Johnson spent 16 years on the road with The North Star Band and The Pheromones in the 70’s and 80’s. His bands recorded and released 8 albums over the years. Best known for his songs, Redneck Hippie and Yuppie Drone, Al settled down in Florida and now sings, plays guitar and harmonica, and provides musical direction for the band.
Jerry Evans is a veteran of the country music scene in Nashville. His expertise and execution on the piano are second to none and it’s allowed him to tour with some of Nashville’s most revered stars. Lucky for us, Jerry decided to return to his roots and found a musical home with Americana Jones.
Cori Spring began singing in local musical theater productions and soon gained a reputation as one of the area’s top female vocalist. Whether she’s performing as a soloist or adding harmonies, Cori’s vocal prowess is a welcome addition to the band.
As a young teenager, George Pienkowski found his place sitting behind a set of drums. His skill, musical style and decades of dedication to his craft were the perfect blend for Americana Jones. With his low-key personality, George carries the beat with an understated flair.
Americana Jones is as comfortable playing in a living room, as they are in a honky-tonk saloon or on an outdoor stage in front of thousands. With a fun, up-beat and positive attitude, their love of the music shows through and they are sure to please the crowds with both the familiar and eclectic songs that they play.
Jones'n With The Band
Americana Jones Promotion
A Hank Williams song featuring Al Johnson on lead vocals
A Neil Young song featuring Al Johnson on lead vocals
The World Famous Headliners song featuring Al Johnson on lead vocals
A Tom Waits song featuring Al Johnson on lead vocals
A song written by Ron Harbison featuring him on lead vocals
A song written by The Band featuring Mike Barker on lead vocals
A song written by Al Johnson featuring him on lead vocals
A Johnny Otis song featuring Al Johnson on lead vocals