If you have not heard of Seattle rockers Ayron Jones and The Way get ready because they are about to explode on to the national platform. They recently played SXSW and with a big tour planned this summer that includes taking the main stage at both Pain In The Grass at the White River Amphitheater, Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge and opening for guitar god Robin Trower at Neptune Theater in July.
They will also be hitting the rest of the country playing at several large Blues and Jazz festivals this summer but you can still catch them here locally. They have a show at Jazzbones Friday May 8th with special guests Sweetkiss Momma and Jack Rainwater. The 21 and over show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are still available HERE or just click on the link on our home page.
Although Ayron is a super busy guy these days he did take a few minutes to talk with us about his music. He started playing the bars and clubs here locally when he was 21 but it wasn’t until a few years later that he really started taking it seriously. His early influences were great crossover artists like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. He’s been currently listening Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and Gary Clark Jr. and while comparisons to those blues-rockers comes with the territory and their influence on his music is unmistakable, Ayron’s style has more of an alternative rock feel to his music.
Ayron explains, “as a kid coming up in the 90’s we were really exposed to so many genre’s at that time you had grunge, hip-hop, blues, soul, rock and punk, so what we really enjoy doing is mixing genres with really no rules.”
These guys really stand out in the way they are mixing it up and they play a style of music that is a new and refreshing take on alternative rock that many music fans having been craving. When Ayron does have a bit of down time he is usually spending time with his child, playing chess or he’s out and about for some ultimate frisbee.
Their full length debut album released in 2013 titled ‘Dream’ (produced by Sir Mix A Lot), was met with rave reviews and put them on the radar screen in northwest and beyond. Currently they are working on a new album with Seattle legends Jack Endino and Barrett Martin and with a brand new single coming soon titled “The Boys of Puget Sound” they are on track to soar even higher.
Just like grunge in the early 90’s didn’t fit neatly into any genre neatly and early on it was known by some simply as the Seattle sound, Ayron Jones and The Way are part of the new sound of Seattle but don’t take our word for it. Give them a listen and go experience their energetic live show for yourself.
Ayron Jones and the Way – Feedin’ From the Devil’s Hands (Offi…Ayron Jones and The Way – Feedin’ From The Devil’s Hands music video directed, filmed & edited by Garrett Wesley Gibbons (http://www.garrettgibbons.com)Produced by Mackenzie McAninch & Garrett Wesley GibbonsSong recorded at London Bridge Studio and Mix-a-Lot studiosMixed at Mix-a-Lot studioWritten, composed and arranged by Ayron Jones and the WayProduced by Sir Mix Alothttp://www.ajandtheway.com #seattlemovement
Posted by Nw MusicScene on Tuesday, April 21, 2015