“His sound is so huge, it seems like it is everywhere and is as much coming to him, as from him. He appears to be drawing in the sound, while drawing in the listener.” A quote from former manager George Grauer, and a great description of the musical attitude that encompasses the debut release from singer/songwriter Jiggley Jones.
Don’t let the word “debut” fool you though. Just like the title of this 4 song EP, “No Spring Chicken”, Jiggley himself has lived. “Lets face it, I’m not 18 anymore and thank God for that”, says Jones. “I’m no longer coming from a place that I have to in order to fit in, I’m coming from a place that is different because that is what I’ve become. No tattoos, no piercings, just music, strong and true, music that paints a picture.”
However you want to look at this picture, whether it’s Americana, Wide Open Country, or acoustic whatever, this artist represents life, hope, and human nature as only a seasoned person can see it. The record, starting with the overwhelming strength of “Baby Blue”, a deep celebration of a new born life, to “Welcome Home” with it’s ability to remind you how comforting the idea of home can be, to track three, a fun hillbilly party called “Ain’t That Alright”, “No Spring Chicken” covers enough variety (the spice of life) to remind you of bands like The Beatles. The final track really takes variety to the next level, being an early Christmas release called “Christmas 365”. This song is full of holiday reminders and touches on the idea that if Christmas was all year round then would it lose it’s special place in one’s heart.
Jiggley Jones, the project, came about in late 2007. Jiggley, whether alone or a member of various bands in the past has written or co-written well over 100 songs. His experience has taken him through various phases and musical endeavors including a stint during his younger years working in entertainment public relations in Los Angeles. Throughout the 90’s he spent most of his time performing in the New York area at places like CBGB’s, the Philadelphia area at places like the Chestnut Cabaret, in New Jersey at clubs like The Woodbine Inn, and central Pennsylvania at venues like the Chameleon Club.
With some success on college radio in Pennsylvania, Jones was also, as a member of a band called “Q”, involved with soundtrack projects on select MTV shows such as The Dennis Rodman Show, Cindy Crawford’s “House of Style”, and the reality show Road Rules. His band was also used in the AON Films movie “Tainted Love”, directed by Mathew Ross. All these successes were accomplished while under the professional direction of industry representatives like N.O. Management based in London, England as well as Magic Music Management and Peter Baron Productions in New York. More currently he has worked with Nashville producer Terry Wendt, a former bandleader for Shania Twain. For this particular release he has teamed up with LA based producer/engineer Chris Tristram, and he has signed with MTS Management Group.
With the release of new single and video, “Baby Blue,” Jiggley is starting to gain airplay and charting worldwide. The single debuted at #15 on the Independent Music Network country chart, and the video made its debut at the top of the Only Lyrics Official Country Video chart. Meanwhile, “No Spring Chicken” is currently charting at #40 on the Roots Music Report.
Jiggley Jones, after some very necessary time off, has been developing this new project, his best to date. With a strong belief in God and a family that means everything to him, this long awaited EP release has the feel of a homecoming of sorts. Like the lyrics of his new song “Welcome Home”, …”throughout one’s life when you roam, there’s no place like home, remember that smell, remember that tone”, “No Spring Chicken” brings you to a place that is strong in substance and chock full of familiarity.
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