These two words describe South Jones well enough but they are, after all, just words. And where music is concerned the only proper way to truly understand the intentions and motives of the rock resurrection that is South Jones is to listen.
This party of three combines the soulful rasp of John Paul Carmody’s voice, his crafty guitar, Sam Albright’s precision bass, and Jackson Purvis’s energetic percussion, allotting for a dynamic of sound often unseen in music today that’s deeply missed.
It all started after a meeting of musical fate where Jackson met John Paul through a mutual friend and then played together in a band with a few others for a while. They soon realized the creative dynamic between the two of them clicked well enough for them to eventually leave their band to seek new ventures. The two set to work writing collaboratively. South Jones’ debut album “Free State” is inspired, multifaceted and demonstrates the excitement, versatility and vision of the band.
Ever since, South Jones has been spreading their sound to venues throughout New Orleans to loyal fans, performing covers ranging from “Readymade” by Red Hot Chili Peppers to “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin to “Sweet Little Angel” by B. B. King as well as their originals. While their influences include Free, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, and RHCP, South Jones has a unique style all their own.
Listen and see for yourself at South Jones gigs in New Orleans.