When speaking about his artist, label president Dave Moody states that, “his songwriting is relevant and fresh, and he has a vocal style all his own.” Reiterating that same sentiment manager Michael Stover continues by saying “Jiggley has that one-of-a-kind sound…his songs will touch you and move you with their beautiful lyrics and melodic strength.” Two great descriptions that encompass the musical attitude of his Lamon Records Nashville debut release titled “A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light.”
Let’s not let the word “debut” fool you though. Just like the title of his 4 song independent EP release, “No Spring Chicken”, Jiggley himself has lived. “Lets face it, I’m not 18 anymore and thank God for that”, says Jones. “I’m no longer coming from a place that I have to in order to fit in, I’m coming from a place that is different because that is what I’ve become. No tattoos, no piercings, just music, strong and true, music that paints a picture.”
However you want to look at this picture, whether it’s Americana, Alt Country, or acoustic whatever, this artist represents life, hope, and human nature as only a seasoned person can see it. When asked, Jones firmly states that “however you want to package this or whatever genre you want to place me into, the bottom line is that I am a singer/songwriter first and foremost, everything else can fall where it may. This is simple, it’s about writing songs that mean something.”
Jiggley Jones, the project, came about in late 2007. Since then, while developing his new venture, he has worked with industry pros like former Shania Twain bandleader and Nashville based producer Terry Wendt, and LA based producer Chris Tristram, a former bassist for Capitol Records recording artist Marjorie Fair.
In early 2013 he stumbled across, won over, and signed with MTS Management Group out of western Pa. Since then it’s been nothing but positive forward motion. Some of the successes since then have been quite satisfying such as being named “Songwriter of the Year” by the International Music and Entertainment Association or “IMEA”, as well as winning a songwriting competition for Graffiti Radio out of Wilmington, De. in May of that year.
Jiggley has had consistent radio airplay overseas in Europe, Asia and Australia, having hundreds of stations a week spin his music for many months straight. His internet radio success has been equally successful gaining and holding Top 5 spots in two separate categories on the Roots Music Report charts. His videos have gained over a quarter of a million views to date and his live performances have taken him from New York, to Philadelphia, to Virginia, and down to Nashville where he performed at BB King’s during the CMA Festival. He’s played the legendary Bitter End in NYC, the fabulous World Café in Wilmington, De. and the renowned South Street region of Philadelphia to mention a few. His song “Baby Blue” from his independent release has also been picked up by one of the premier karaoke brokers.
With these successes fresh on his mind, strong management and a new record label behind him, Jiggley Jones is poised to move to the next level and beyond. Keep your eyes open for his new release coming sometime in the spring of this year.