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Published on Jun 28, 2009
Coventry Jones playing some of his music at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI in 2009.
Biography Coventry Jones is a Milwaukee, WI based internationally touring singer/songwriter. Combining critically acclaimed vocals with styles ranging from modern folk to celtic and delta blues, innovative live performances include audience participation with covers, humorous parodies, on-the-spot requests and uniquely crafted originals. "Worthy of the best folk rock poets," (FOLK ROOTS MAGAZINE, London, U.K.) "Coventry Jones' voice has the richness of James Taylor's," (OnMilwaukee.com). Top 20 New CDs(March '06, Rick's Cafe, Madison, WI). Available as rock band or solo/acoustic.
Instrumentation Coventry Jones, Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin & Piano, touring exclusively as solo, acoustic act. CDs with studio backup band include Milwaukee based Velvet Sky Studio musician/producer Scott Finch from Bluehand on bass, guitar,piano & engineering. Gregg Slavik from Bluehand on drums. John Banshaw, banjo, Bob McDermott, mandolin & Jeff Coulliard, bass. Grass & Eclectic Co. bluegrass/celtic band on "Time Stands Still"('07).
Discography "Renoir To Hemingway, A Retrospective('98-09)"(July '09), "Time Stands Still"(July 2007), "Love Ashbury" (2004), "Velvet Room Acoustic Set"(2003) "Cosmic Cab Ride To Everywhere"(2001), "Cosmic Truth"(1998). Sold/Distributed over 30,000 copies of 5 independently produced CDs. "Love Ashbury" CD available at CDBaby.com . CJ's original track "Hello, Hello" was featured on 10,000 CDs distributed by Conversion Media, Milwaukee, WI.