Curtis Jones Biography

Curtis Jones began his own Musical Journey in the late 1980's by starting three of his own notible bands Misery River, Distant Thunder and Backwaters. All three bands enjoyed local success in and around the Atlanta GA area till the early 90's. In 1993 Curtis was hired to go on a four month tour with the critically acclaimed Cotton Patch Gospel with writer/actor Tom Key. This would be the beginning of Curtis' professional career as a Musician.

It was in the mid 90's when Curtis was asked to join The Schankman Twins Band out of Los Angeles California. This group quickly reached the top of the Bluegrass Music food chain, and was one of the most popular new young bands on the scene. The group toured all over the U.S. and did tours abroad in Europe for seven years until the group disbanded because of Musical direction. While still a member of The Schankman Twins, Curtis started Touring and recording with Acoustic super group Bluegrass Etc. It was with this group that Mr. Jones really had his chance to flex his speed and technique muscles, this group played just about everything amazingly fast. In this time Mr. Jones toured Europe with the group on many occasions, and one of the trips Curtis was introduced to real Spanish Flamenco Music. This was the start of Curtis getting really interested in Jazz and World Music.

/In the past few years Curtis has released ten all original solo CD'S.
/Musical Director for Cotton Patch Gospel four times.
/Musical Director at Alliance Theater for Woody Guthrie's American Song.
/Lead Guitar work was featured on Patty Loveless' track Silver Springs for the Imus Ranch Record.
/Featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, September 2009.
/Started Insonnia Band and released first group recording Moonlight Trance.
/Number one on local reverbnation Jazz charts.
/Teaches Music in public schools fir The GA Pic and Bow.