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Interview with JIGGLEY JONES

Interview with JIGGLEY JONES

Lamitschka:  Music has many new fans throughout Europe who
may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe
yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or
heard you?

JIGGLEY JONES  I would describe my music as being acoustic
driven Alternative Country. Lyrically it portraits the emotions of
life itself. Musically it has a slightly different twist to it but
yet I think you’ll find it strangely familiar.

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your
highlights?

JIGGLEY JONES The last year has been a very busy and a very
successful journey. In Feburary I signed with MTS Management Group
and since then I’ve had the privilage to perform at the CMA
Festival in Nashville, the Bitter End in New York, the World Cafe in
Wilmington, Deleware and many other noteworthy venues. My interview
schedule has been extremely full, and the amount of international
airplay I’m receiving is continually expanding.

Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how’s it doing?

JIGGLEY JONES  The CD that I am currently promoting is called
„No Spring Chicken“ and it’s slowly moving forward on numerous
charts across America.

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the CD?
Is there a story behind the name?

JIGGLEY JONES  The title is a silly attempt at bringing
attention to the fact that I’m not as young as I used to be but I
feel that I still have something really important to say. The music
industry seems to lean further and further towards the really young
artist, leaving the more experienced ones behind. I’m saying „don’t
forget about me“.

Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do
you go about finding the songs for your CD?

JIGGLEY JONES  Yes I take much pride in the fact that I write
and produce all of my own music.

Lamitschka:  Please tell us about the songs on your album
(influences, etc).

JIGGLEY JONES The CD is an EP and contains 4 songs. The first,
„Baby Blue“ was inspired by the birth of my son a few years back.
It’s a lullaby of sorts and celebrates life the way a parent sees
it. The second song, „Welcome Home“ is simply about the great
feeling one usually gets when they return home from time away. Song
three, the latest single, „Ain’t That Alright“ is a fun
Americana style song that takes a not-so-serious look at a love
affair that really doesn’t get past the first introduction. Finally
I decided to put a Christmas song on the record. I felt that this
particular song was very strong and the message is different. The
loving attitudes that abound during the Christmas season seem to go
away soon afterward. What would life be if those feelings remained
throughout the year, thus the title, „Christmas 365“.

Lamitschka:  Your current single is being played by radio.
What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to
hear it?

JIGGLEY JONES  „Ain’t That Alright“ is such a fun song
that has such a unique musical approach. The instrumentation is
familiar, but the arrangement is laid out in a way the draws you in.

Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have over your
music?

JIGGLEY JONES  So far I’ve had most, if not all of the
control over my creations. I did have a co-producer on the record
named Chris Tristram from Los Angeles. He was responsible for the
final mix and put his flavor into the overall sound of the recording.
Chris is a great talent and I gave him complete control over that
aspect because of my confidence in his talents and the fact that he’s
been a friend for a long time.

Lamitschka:  What do you think about today’s music industry?

JIGGLEY JONES  Today’s music industry is now trying to find
itself since the digital era has taken it in such a new direction. In
a way it’s great with all the potential independent opportunities,
but it can also be overwhelming with having to attempt to push
through all of the artists that are out there doing the same thing.

Lamitschka:  As an artist, you so many tasks such as
recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what’s your
favorite activity?

JIGGLEY JONES Recording is definetly my knack. I love the
creative side of this, and being in the studio, watching everything
you’ve worked on come into fruition can be very fulfilling.

Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their information
about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans
find there?

JIGGLEY JONES www.jiggleyjones.com

I call it the hub „of all things Jiggley“ because once there,
you can branch out in all sorts of directions with social media,
lyrics, news, shows, music streaming and/or purchasing, videos, and
much more.

Lamitschka:  What message would you like to send your
European fans?

JIGGLEY JONES  A warm hello from across the Atlantic !!! I
would like to thank you for your ability as music lovers to
appreciate music that sometimes comes from a unique perspective. I
find that music fans in Europe especially, seem to have the knack for
art that delves a little deeper into the soul. In America I have to
say that it takes a bit longer to grab the attention of fans if your
music has a sound that is less familiar to the ear.

Christian Lamitschka (
Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de
)

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