Evan Taylor Jones is an eclectic soul-rock artist and singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida. He’s the youngest of three boys born out of Inglewood, Ca. Jones had to contend with the passing of his Mother when he was only 13 years old. Gaining a Guardian Angel, Jones went on to pursue a career in basketball with college scholarships laid out for him until he tore his labrum at a district’s semi-finals game. While healing, Evan was gifted with an acoustic guitar by his father, and at age 18, began his pursuit in music and to this day sees no slowing down.
Jenny Kloote, a Lead Entertainment Advisor at Walt Disney World theme park (Orlando) may have said it best: “His voice is like bread and butter; so smooth and tasty, I can almost eat it.” Evan represents the soul of the late-greats and classics from the Motown and Mussel Shoals era, with songs centered around love, peace, happiness and triumphant over-comings, further embellished stylistically in edgy rock ‘n roll. Do not let the dread locks fool you! Jones is nothing shy of Lenny Kravitz in his prime.
ETJ is a full-time musician, performing as a regular at Disney Springs on most nights of the month. Jones has performed for crowds from all over the world. In 2015, ETJ had the honor of playing for a sold out crowd when he opened for Bob Marley’s legendary band, The Wailers, at the House of Blues in Orlando. Subsequently, Evan auditioned for ‘The Voice’ Season 10 and made it to the blind auditions in February of 2016. With a short lived “reality television” life, Evan Taylor Jones was more than excited to stay true to his music vision of his music career and put all his focus into major independent projects.
For six weeks in the Fall of 2016, Evan and his eight piece band toured the United States and Canada in promotion of his 2015 music release, ‘The Sunray Sessions Live’ EP (which is available for purchase and streaming at online distributors such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music and 20+ more worldwide!) Soon after his return, Jones revamped his EP, creating the Deluxe Version. The now nine song compilation is comprised of 6 original songs and 3 cover song, recorded live at Sunray Recording Studios of Orlando, FL.
Matthew Humphries, a former songwriter for Celine Dion wrote a note after listening to the tracks saying, “This young man is the real deal. What a voice and spirit. Every song was the best version I ever heard. I hope and pray that ETJ gets to perform on the biggest stages of the world.” Truly, Evan Taylor Jones is a powerhouse artist and is making that known, more and more across the globe.
Evan is currently on tour promoting his newest Blues EP, titled, Denim Heart. Catch ETJ on tour!