He is hosting a kickoff party tonight at the Moon Roof Bar.
Jones, frontman for the Northwest Georgia-based Americana and bluegrass band “The Groundhawgs,” is using the web site Kickstarter as a crowd sourching tool to raise funds for a solo album release.
Kickstarter is a crowd funding website for creative projects and has been responsible for funding a diverse array of endeavors ranging from indie films and music to journalism and video games.
Jones is attempting to raise funds for the release of his new album “Revolver,” his first solo album — a vinyl release with CD insert and mp3 downloads.
“Revolver” will feature Jones’ favorite musical friends including Joe First on accordion, David Long on Mandolin, Shad Cobb on fiddle, Cheyenne Medders on the Hammond as well as his brother Clark Jones and backing band The Bucks from Calhoun.
Jones’ funding goal is $5,100. The project will only be funded if at least that much is pledged by Aug. 16. Visitors to Jones’ Kickstarter page can pledge various amounts of money toward the project and in return receive gifts which range from a hand-written poem to concert tickets to a personal house concert.
Readers can visit Jones’ Kickstarter page at kickstarter.com and typing “Clayton Jones Revolver” in the search box.
Jones is hosting a kickoff party tonight at the Moon Roof Bar downtown starting at 8:45 p.m. where he’ll be performing material from the new album. There will also be special guests. There is no cover charge.
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