Shawn Jones (musician)
|Born||Lawton, Oklahoma, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, Audio Engineer|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, songwriting, electric guitar, classical guitar, melodica, saxophone, piano, organ, bass, sampler, keyboard, vocoder, synthesizer, Keyboard|
|Labels||Abandoned Love Records|
|Associated acts||The Lovely Sparrows, The Jellydots|
|Website||The Lovely Sparrows official site|
Jones began singing, songwriting and playing music at age 10. He studied at Oklahoma City University and graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance. in Oklahoma City. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
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..." 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." Jones has recorded, toured and played with several bands over the past ten years.
- 2011 Tall Cedars of Lebanon (Abandoned Love Records)
- 2008 Bury the Cynics (Abandoned Love Records)
- 2006 Pulling Up Floors, Pouring on (New) Paint (Abandoned Love Records)
- 2006 Take Your Hats Off You Godless Bastards 7″ (Self-Released available through Abandoned Love Records)
- "Austin School of Music Faculty". austinschoolofmusic.com.
- "Home Features Q & A: Shawn Jones of The Lovely Sparrows". Reveille Magazine.
- "Catch the Buzz: The Lovely Sparrow". Spin.com.
- "Catch the Buzz: The Lovely Sparrow". The Sky Line.
- "Tell us about recording this new album and where content and inspiration stemmed from". Houston Free Press.
- "Interview: The Lovely Sparrows". Austin Sound.
- "Music Festival Schedule Artist Shawn Jones". sxsw.com.
- "The Lovely Sparrows Interview". Vindaloo Cockail.
- "More masters of the '60s-influenced Austin indie/alt pop scene". Koop.
- "Friday Sleepers". Austin Chronicle.