Lanark Records is pleased to announce that its own Quentin Jones has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, located in Nashville Tennessee. Jones is listed as a Second Generation Artist along with such roots music greats as the Stray Cats, Danny Gatton, Robert Gordon, The Rockats, The Polecats, High Noon, The Blaster, Rev Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Levi Dexter, James Intveld, Billy Burnett, Br549, Eddie Angel and many more. Second Generation artist listings are artists that have recorded or preformed post 1963.
Bob Timmers , Founder and Curator of the Official Rockabilly Hall of Fame® since 1997 said : “After the pioneers of rockabilly made their initial impact on the music scene in the ’50s and early ’60s, many performers have followed in their footsteps to “carry the torch.” This section of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame is devoted to that “2nd Generation.”
” In an ongoing effort, we will list the artists and individuals that we feel have made a significant contribution to rockabilly music in recent years.”
Along with its building in Nashville, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame is an outstanding website where people can find videos, mp3s, history, and memorabilia on their favorite roots artists. The web site is http://www.rockabillyhall.com/
Quentin Jones accomplishments as a guitar player, a producer, songwriter, bass player, engineer, and label owner led to his inclusion on the Second Generation list .
Jones’s latest project was producing and engineering the Linda Gail Lewis album “Hard Rockin’Woman. He wrote five of the songs and played guitar and bass trading off on both with the great Danny B Harvey. This album has revived the highest praise from publications like Mojo magazine (who gave it 5 stars) to greats like her brother, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Jones other credits include playing guitar on the1996 Robert Gordon album, “Robert Gordon” and playing guitar/engineering and co-producing the 2014 Robert Gordon album “I’m Coming Home”
He has also worked on three albums from rock and roll pioneer Charlie Gracie, including 2001’s “I’m Alright” which Jones produced and engineered. Jones also played guitar and bass on this album. Jones went on to co-produce with legend AL Kooper and co engineered Charlie’s 2012 album “For the Love of Charlie” which was released by ABKCO Records. Jones wrote many of the songs on this album and on 2016s Charlie Gracie album “Angel on my Shoulder”.
Jones is the guitar player, producer and main songwriter for the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, a band that brought rockabilly strong notice in the north east USA and put a new twist on the sound. The “Clowns” were tweeted about by the great writer Stephen King and have had press in major publications, and are played heavily on radio and streaming sites. Their music has been used in many indie films. They have released six full albums and continue to record and play live shows.
Jones’s songs have been covered by many artists including the Stray Cat, Lee Rocker, Charlie Gracie, The Rockats and others. Along with Linda Gail Lewis, Gordon, Gracie, and the Clowns, Jones producing credits include such artists as Tommy Conwell, Nick Kane, The Rockats, Dr Hamoinca and Rockett 88, and many more
Jones has played guitar live with Robert Gordon, The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, Linda Gail Lewis, rhythm guitar for Eddie Angel as well as Danny Harvey, and even 20 plus shows as lead guitar for Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits and many others. At the 2014 Viva Las Vegas rockabilly festival Jones played guitar for Robert Gordon, the Rockats,The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns and joined Tim Polecat for “Make a Circuit With Me” all on the same day.
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Come out and celebrate the Clowns guitar player, Quentin Jones induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame with a special show on October 29, 2016 at Roxy and Dukes Road House in Dunellen NJ! This is a show you will remember!!!