Shawn Jones (musician)

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Shawn Jones
BornLawton, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, Audio Engineer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, songwriting, electric guitar, classical guitar, melodica, saxophone, piano, organ, bass, sampler, keyboard, vocoder, synthesizer, Keyboard
Years active1998–2017
LabelsAbandoned Love Records
Associated actsThe Lovely Sparrows, The Jellydots
WebsiteThe Lovely Sparrows official site

Shawn Jones (born 1976[1] in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is an American singer-songwriter and the founding member of the indie rock group The Lovely Sparrows.


Jones began singing, songwriting and playing music at age 10. He studied at Oklahoma City University and graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance.[2][3] in Oklahoma City. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.[4][5][6][7][8][9]


Shawn Jones formed The Lovely Sparrows in 2005. 2006's EP Pulling Up Floors... began the transition into more avant-garde finger picked folk music and "was a brutally wrought pop gem" and "retains the ironic slant of his songwriting while deftly layering dense orchestral arrangements..."[10] 2008's full length Bury the Cynics continued to expand on these ideas and explored larger, more developed instrumental arrangements. He has been said to have a "gift for wordplay", with lyrics described as "brainy...startling imagery."[11] Jones has recorded, toured and played with several bands over the past ten years.



  1. ^ "Austin School of Music Faculty".
  2. ^ "Home Features Q & A: Shawn Jones of The Lovely Sparrows". Reveille Magazine.
  3. ^ "Catch the Buzz: The Lovely Sparrow".
  4. ^ "Catch the Buzz: The Lovely Sparrow". The Sky Line.
  5. ^ "Tell us about recording this new album and where content and inspiration stemmed from". Houston Free Press.
  6. ^ "Interview: The Lovely Sparrows". Austin Sound.
  7. ^ "Music Festival Schedule Artist Shawn Jones".
  8. ^ "The Lovely Sparrows Interview". Vindaloo Cockail.
  9. ^ "More masters of the '60s-influenced Austin indie/alt pop scene". Koop.
  10. ^ "Friday Sleepers". Austin Chronicle.
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