“Laney Jones and the Spirits are certainly a band to watch.” — LA Record
“Right from the beginning, nothing is typical…. and places Jones in the lineage of gothic experimenters like [Tom] Waits.” — Paste Magazine
“… a thing that brims with as much sweet innocence as it does rich craft.”
— Orlando Weekly
There’s a sort of magic when you meet someone who’s doing what they’re clearly meant to be doing. This is undeniable when you meet Laney Jones. In a few short years, this young songwriter and bandleader went from playing rural Florida watering holes to performing on PBS with Alison Krauss and licensing music for Disney Pixar.
For her new self-titled release, her sound has matured, and is more akin to rock-n-roll than the roots music for which she has become known.
“This album has a lot to do with self discovery,” Laney confides. “The veil is down. My sonic palette has expanded, and I felt like the studio was a perfect playground for experimenting. We followed where our ears led.”
Jones’s explorations were guided by Grammy-nominated producer David Plakon (Wild Child, Roadkill Ghost Choir). Laney dubbed the album’s genre as “retro majestic,” a mélange of timeless tunes that harken back to the singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 70s with modern, innovative textures and grooves.
In 2015, Laney Jones and The Spirits, totaled over 140 performances across the US, showcasing her lively stage presence and diverse body of work. As one critic commented, “Laney is a firecracker on stage. This band is not to be missed!”