Amazingly, Laney Jones’ music career started as something of an accident. She picked up the guitar and began writing songs during college as a respite from the demanding academic curriculum working on an international business degree. Her aptitude as a singer and songwriter was instant. She soon found herself immersed in the roots scene as a rising young talent.
Jones would unpack her creative ambitions while studying abroad in China without any instruments and far away from the hubbub. Away from everything, she realized her desire to do music and vowed to pursue it. When she came back to the states, she auditioned for Berklee College Of Music and was awarded a songwriting scholarship. She matriculated at the esteemed institution for a year and a half wher e she had the opportunity to study with singer – songwriter, record producer, and A&R executive Kara DioGuardi. Learning the craft of pop songwriting from a master enabled Laney to authentically discover and cultivate her own talents for emotionally resonant and infectiously catchy songwriting.
Laney Jones has received accolades from No Depression and L.A. Record, as well as the legendary Alison Krauss. As an unsigned artist, she’s managed to grace the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center and DC’s Kennedy Center for the Arts, feature on PBS’s Great Performances series, earn corporate sponsorships and licensing deals, and receive nationwide college radio spins for her original songs. Currently, her voice can be heard on soundtracks of films and TV from the likes of Disney, Netflix, Dreamworks, Google, Toyota, and Red Bull. Laney’s also won many prestigious songwriting and new artist competitions, most notably the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
“It’s not quite folk, it has hints of pop perhaps, and it rocks like no other.”—NO DEPRESSION
“She questions philosophy with both her lyrics and her music with a sophistication usually reserved for veterans of the industry.” —ELMORE MAGAZINE
“Right from the beginning, nothing is typical…. ‘Firewall’ with its goose-honking saxophones and drunken melodic line…is definitely the instrumental highlight and places Jones in the lineage of gothic experimenters like [Tom] Waits.” —PASTE MAGAZINE