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DEMUN JONES has always had a way of keeping it real when it comes to the music he has written,... more
Demun Jones: Jones In Ya Speaker (CD)
DEMUN JONES has always had a way of keeping it real when it comes to the music he has written, recorded and performed throughout his career, but, that said, JONES COUNTY might well be the most genuine collection of songs that represents who the Georgia native is and certainly illustrates the place where he’s lived his entire life.
Asked how the songs for his forthcoming solo project came about, Demun said, 'I went out in my front yard and imagined what are they doing? What are they thinking? What are they going to do? What do I see?'
Life in Jones County, which is just north of Macon, is southern and some, including the Jones family, will say they’re rednecks. They drive trucks. They fish and hunt. They like keeping things simple—sort of a what-you-see is what-you-get type of place. All the same, Jones County is what you hear and Demun is hoping people who are from there will respect and love his latest collection of 12 songs, while people who aren’t from around those parts will be 'captivated by it and want to listen to it.'
Demun – a nickname he earned at a young age because he was aggressive and energetic – was 10 years old when he was transfixed by the immergence of N.W.A. and how they represented their own hometown. He’s never forgotten how that seminal album affected a southern boy down in Georgia. He’s always wanted to do the same for Jones County.
'I’ve had inspirations that cover the whole gamut of genres,' Demun said.
His musical influences are not all southern or country.
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|Jones, Demun - Jones In Ya Speaker (CD) CD 1|
|02||Off Road featuring Upchurch The Redneck and Durwood Black|
|03||Red White Blue|
|04||Campfire Cologne featuring Upchurch the Redneck|
|05||Shoot a Bird|
|07||What I'm Made Of|
|08||Georgia Boy Fresh|
|09||Do You Know|
|10||Bang featuring Charlie Farley|
|11||The Beard Song|