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Quentin Jones

Quentin Jones is one of the principal members of the rockabilly and rock & roll community. His numerous years in the music industry as a musician, songwriter, engineer, and producer, all have now placed him in a sterling position in music. The Combination of his musical skills has lead him to work with some of the biggest names in music.  He is also a founder of Lanark Records. That independent record label is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and concentrates on roots music.Jones’ musical career began humbly.

He grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his father and grandfather were famous show horse and harness racing trainers. His first guitar was given to him by his older brother Bruce, which in true rock & roll fashion was stolen from his uncle.  He began writing songs and recording them in fifth grade, after hearing Paul McCartney’s solo album McCartney.

In 1983, Jones started a mersybeat-based band called the Crooners. That group released an all-original 14 song album on Llist Records. The disc got great reviews; critics compared the band’s sound to those of the early Beatles, Zombies, and Hollies.

Throughout his life, Quentin has had diverse musical taste. He was, though, particular to most of the British invasion bands. Other influences gathered over the years included the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Hendrix, and many more.  These artists, along with newer ones, would help shape Jones’ guitar playing and sound — which would later lead to a major milestone.

As a performer, he has appeared on over ten records with various artists from the early 1980s through today. The guitarist has an endorsement from Gretsch, representing the company’s Panther guitar. He continues to play with his band, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, as well as playing guitar for both Robert Gordon and The Rockats.

Jones is also a critically acclaimed producer. He has been behind the board for numerous artists, including Linda Gail Lewis, The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, Tommy Conwell, The Gas House Gorillas, Robert Gordon, Nick Kane, and many more. He also served as a co-producer with Al Kooper on 2011’s For the Love of Charlie, by Charlie Gracie, which was released in conjunction with ABKCO Records. Jones has work on projects that feature artists like Graham Nash, Jimmy Vivino, Peter None, Liberty Devitto and David Uosikkinen.

Quentin.Jones isn’t a stranger to the touring life either; he has done tours playing guitar with Peter Noone , Robert Gordon, Linda Gail Lewis, Dr Harmonica and Rockett 88, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, BC500, the Rockats ,Charlie Gracie .In 2016, Quentin was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. and he started work on his first, solo album to be release late spring 2017 on Lanark Records.

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