A country singer/songwriter, Jaymie Jones writes personal songs with an honest and authentic voice that touch the heart and sings with a little Dolly Parton & Stevie Nicks mixed in. She was recently in the studio with famed producer Don Gehman, (John Mellencamp, Hootie & the Blowfish, Pat Green, Jason Michael Carroll) and has a dynamic live show, reflecting her years of touring with her sisters in Mulberry Lane.
As one of the 4 sisters of Mulberry Lane, Jaymie Jones, co-songwriter, co-lead singer and guitarist, had unprecedented success on MCA Records, as an all girl band, out of the heartland of America, produced by Don Gehman. 18 months ago, Jaymie began a musical journey on her own, writing music in the genre she grew up listening to, and has always loved, country music. "My songs have always come out country. I decided it was time to step out on my own and express myself, dig deep, create what I've always wanted to do in my life." Jaymie began her solo project, knowing the only thing that matters is . . "the paper, pen and guitar at my kitchen table at midnight, the experience of a real woman in real life, the heartbreak and hope of it all."
As song after song flowed out of her, she sent them to Gehman, her former record label head, and friend. Don loved her songs, and wanted to produce her record. "Don understands my inner voice. I am blessed to be working him, as he is so intuitive. He gets that even my uptempo rockers come from that place of deep realization of the struggles of life, and the stories of the everyday heroes that carry on."
At the same time, her demos caught the ear of Erik Johnson, PD of KXKT the KAT, Clear Channel Omaha. Erik encouraged her to step out on her own, with her unique country vocal sound. Last November, Don took Jaymie in the studio in LA with stellar musicians Kenny Aronoff on drums, Tim Pierce on guitar and Chris Chaney on bass. On February 1, 2011, Jaymies first single, Armour, made it's radio debut, on KXKT, the KAT in Omaha. More stations began coming on in Nebraska, and growing to surrounding states. Jaymie knows industry folks are watching her. But what means the most is fans connecting to her music. This past December, on a Holiday Tour with Mulberry Lane, for her solo, Jaymie performed a song she had written about SGT Justin Duffy, KIA in Iraq called Shepherd. At the end of her performance, she stood on the stage, alone, for a 3 minute standing ovation from the crowd of 2,000. "We were all connected. I feel I have arrived."
The signature harmonies of Mulberry Lane have taken them around the world, up the charts (#25 US pop/ top 40 chart; #6 in Japan), on national and international TV and radio shows (including Good Morning America, Regis, CBS This Morning, CNN, VH-1, Fox, Delilah, John Tesh, and nationally televised National Anthems on ESPN and NBC), and into the homes of Mulberry Lane fans in over 16 countries. They have sold over 500,000 CDs and played for crowds up to 130,000.
the US, Europe & Japan, and did many national TV shows. It was a fun and enriching experience, and we still work together, as my sisters and I do holiday tour every year to sell-out audiences in the midwest. I began my solo project about 18 months ago, when I really felt the need to write songs about my life, my journey. It was a very cathartic process, and I sat at my kitchen table at midnight and wrote these songs. I realized I had so much to say about being a woman in America today, a mom, a dreamer - the hope and struggle of it all. As I started to send my songs out, I began to get some really good reaction to them, and producer Don Gehman really liked my "voice", and wanted to work with me. That's when things started rolling.
LG: What attracted you to Luna Guitars?
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LG: Who were your musical influences?
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LG: Did you have to sacrifice anything in particular to pursue your musical career?
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LG: What's you next CD and its scheduled release date?
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LG: Do you play any benefit shows? What causes are close to your heart?
LG: Any additional information you'd like Luna fans to know? Jaymie Jones: I post daily on Facebook, so if you'd like to keep up with my daily adventures, join me there at www.facebook.com/jaymiejonesmusic
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