Originally from Poole in England, Aaron Jones has lived and worked in Scotland for over twenty years. Although he currently resides near Moffat in the Scottish Borders, Aaron spends much of his year touring in the USA and throughout the UK and Europe. He has recorded on countless traditional albums and has made numerous TV and Radio appearances Worldwide. He continues to work regularly with some of the biggest names in 'folk' music both as a performer and as a producer.
Aaron is a permanent member of two bands. Old Blind Dogs were voted Band of the Year in 2004 and 2007 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and won the IAP 'Folk Album of the Year' for their CD 'Four on the Floor'. Their latest release, on Nashville's Compass Records label and titled 'Wherever Yet May Be' was shortlisted for the same award. Litha is a fantastic collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Claire Mann and award winning German duo Deitsch. 2012 will see them launch the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut 'Until The Cows Come Home'.
Apart from Litha and Old Blind Dogs, Tours and Recordings in 2011 have included:
Kate Rusby (Mercury Nominee and Multiple BBC Award Winner) Phil Smillie (Tannahill Weavers) Annie Grace (Polwart, Grace and Hewitt) Songs of Robert Tannahill Vol. 3 Alistair McCulloch (National Fiddle Champion) CD by the late Lionel McClelland
As well as being an official accompanist for the BBC Young Traditional Scottish Musician of the Year Awards for several years, Aaron was voted Instrumentalist of the Year in a public vote at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards.
Projects and Tours for 2012 include:
CD Launch - European Tour - Litha Tour - Old Blind Dogs - Germany and Canada Tour - Alistair McCulloch Solo CD Recording
Here's what they have been saying about Aaron...
"Aaron is certainly one of the best Cittern players I have ever seen." Sean Laffey, Editor, Irish Music Magazine.
"Aaron Jones was the heart of the band, providing the guitar, bouzouki and lead vocals. The ballads were marvellously done." Roger Lilly, State Cultural Center Theater, West Virginia.
"The bouzouki playing is mighty." Jamie McMenemy
"Great singing from Aaron Jones." Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
"...bouzouki ace." Scotland on Sunday
A new and exciting collaboration between Germany and Scotland. Over several years as friends, and with a continued love and passion for the music, 2Duos have nurtured and developed a unique and exciting musical relationship.
Aaron is a Committee Member of the Folk, Roots and Traditional Music Section of the UK Musicians Union.
Until The Cows Come Home - 2Duos
Artes Records - ARCD3034