Carl Jones started playing guitar and writing songs when he was 10 years old, inspired by seeing Roy Rogers picking and singing on television. He played bluegrass music in college and started attending many festivals, where he began what was to become a life-long pursuit of learning traditional fiddle music and making up “ditties”. This led to a study of the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and various styles of guitar. Eventually he toured as a multi-instrumentalist with James Bryan along with Norman and Nancy Blake as The Rising Fawn String Ensemble.
Carl teaches at many music camps around the country and abroad. He has had songs recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins, and others.
He is currently playing and touring as part of a duo with Alabama fiddler ,James Bryan, and they are excited to be recording their second C.D. later this year. Carl has also been known to join in with Bruce Greene and Don Pedi as they meander through some great old Kentucky tunes.
When time and schedules permit, he and Erynn Marshall enjoy picking and singing, gardening, and attending festivals.