grown on the streets of Salt Lake City.
"Columbia Jones is an enigma." begins a news article on this well traveled country and blues singer and its not far off. A small town boy from Maine growing up, Columbia found himself in Salt Lake City in 2016 bandless and poor. But that was when it all began.
He started playing street corners and singing loud blues inspired songs with a bass drum, foot tambourine, guitar and harmonicas. Next he added 2 members, guitar and bass, and started playing in bars for hours. Hitting the road in the summer of 2017 he clocked over 65 shows in 8 different states and one Canadien province all booked by himself. Included in there was a trip paid for soling by street performing out to the Americana Fest in Nashville, TN. Fresh off that he hit the same cities as he did in the summer to start building an audience.
Columbia Jones is a true blue collar musician with no handouts, no free rides and a work ethic that doesn't die. Added in their is a powerful singing voice and songs about his family, his love of music, and the hard times of doing it all on your own. He may not be the country singer who can ride a horse, but he sure works like one.
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"I'm impressed with how much energy just came out of you!"
KRCL Radio DJ
"Columbia Jones is an enigma."
"Blue Collar Blues is an authoritative EP by local musician and producer Columbia Jones."
Lizz Corrigan, SLUG mag
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