Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Joshua Scott Jones

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Joshua Scott Jones is half of successful country duo Steel Magnolia. He's on tour supporting his new solo record - check out the video below for a taste. He'll be at Jammin Java July 10!


Where and when was your first show?   My first show was when I was 13. I played a song I had written in front of my church.

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence? I got a Beatles record when I was about the same age and it taught me a lot of chords and different sounding stuff. They were a big influence on the beginning of my writing music.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences? The most memorable off the wall touring experience was the first bus driver we had. He would drive crazy fast and very dangerously, but we didn't know any better because it was our first tour. He was nuts and no one got any sleep so it made for a long summer.

Favorite Food: My favorite food is the Cracker Barrel type of comfort food most of the time. That or Indian Curry are my two go-to's.

Favorite Drink: These days is mostly just energy drinks. I love the national energy drink Guru Energy. They have them at the shop next to my house, so I usually grab one or two of those a day.

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself? I would have Robert Downey Jr play me in a movie, I think. He would get it right.

What two words would best describe your music? My music is country/soul rock, does that count as two? :)