“***** 5 Stars!! Sky down to the ground is a breathtaking album full of subtle storytelling, sparse yet effective instrumentation and dreamy melodies!” - Maverick magazine
“Vulnerable but with scuffed edges to his voice, Jones has more in tune with the folk-rock of early John Martyn, questing for hope, love and warmth rather than succumbing to despair and loss. A positive stance in a too-often gloomy genre, Sky down to the ground is all the greater for it **** 4 stars” - Q magazine
“Songs of unpretentious Honesty - Like a British equivalent of Ron Sexsmith”- Uncut
“Wilco-style tales of lost and lonesome outriders - MOJO
““Some records have an immediate impact - within a few bars you can feel the heft and weight of the songs. Though it’s just sound frequencies, they feel substantial. So it is with Jim Jones.” - Americana UK
“ ANNOYINGLY GOOD!“ - “powerful stuff, absolutely beautiful!” - Dermot O’Leary - BBC Radio 2
“Jones specialises in intimate songs about life’s important moments. Timeless, classic stuff.” **** - Q magazine ” Andy Fyfe
"Jim Jones has a beautiful way with a song that is soulful and unpretentious" - Ron Sexsmith
“Emotive confessionals and keening ballads”
- Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK. “
Devon based singer-songwriter Small Town Jones (Jim Jones) new album “Sky Down To The Ground” released on Domestico Records, an independent imprint owned by Small Town Jones and his label partner Peter Bruntnell.
Having successfully crowdfunded the album back in January, Jim chose to record his latest collection of songs close to home, in Basement Studios in Mortehoe, on the North Devon coast.
Produced by Peter Bruntnell, the album features the musicianship of Jim's long time musical compadres David Little and new drummer Mike Reed. There are also guest appearances from singer-songwriter Emily Barker on the haunting track “The Long Goodbye”, as well as the guitar & fiddle playing of U.S. band Son Volt’s Dave Boquist.
There are echoes of influences such as Wilco, Nick Drake & Elliott Smith, but Small Town Jones is fast becoming known for his trademark soundscape of honest intensity and heartfelt, emotional content.
“Sky Down To The Ground” is the follow-up to Small Town Jones' successful last album “Freight Ships” (recorded in Texas). Jim’s journey continues to take him to some great places, seeing him play live on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 Saturday Sessions, as well as playing support slots to the likes of Ray Davies, Ethan Johns, Damien Jurado and Sara Watkins. Small Town Jones has also toured with the Peter Bruntnell Band and will continue the momentum by touring his new release in late 2015 and early 2016.
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released November 6, 2015
Produced and recorded by : Peter Bruntnell