Seattle-born musician Ayron Jones is carrying the torch for rock ‘n’ roll. With a spark that was first lit as a young person in the Emerald City, he was cultivating the light even when no one said he could.
Jones, who was abandoned as a child by his parents, grew up with his aunt, teaching himself guitar and grinding in Seattle for over a decade. Then, in a flicker, he became one of the only Black solo artists to earn the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Rock Chart, thanks to his hit single ‘Mercy’— a cut from his critically acclaimed 2021 major label debut, Child Of The State.
But it was as the world looked like it was burning down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and global protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, that Jones was achieving his dream. Now, however, his history-making career continues with his second LP, Chronicles of the Kid. And he is the happiest he’s ever been, content in himself, confident in his stride. But what is the cost of this clarity?
That question permeates this release. Indeed, what if the stories you wanted to tell hurt people around you? Would you still tell them? For Jones, the answer is yes. They’re his stories. And his honesty is the fuel that lights his powerful fire.
With each track, the legend of the artist grows. But Jones, a husband and father of four, is not afraid to share the intricacies of his remarkable movie script-like origin story. From poverty to power, he is willing to spotlight the blueprint that has made him “one of the biggest names in the genre” (American Songwriter).
Today, after playing stages with The Rolling Stones, Guns ‘N’ Roses, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Shinedown, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Sir Mix-a-Lot and more, Jones stands tall in the lineage of guitar-playing virtuosos like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, his name emblazoned with the greats. Now, the songwriter is leading the way as the luminous, burning sound of a new generation.