Sunday, July 31, 2011

Emily Jones

Emily Jones is a multi-instrumentalist originally from the California San Francisco Bay Area, now living in the Endless Mountain region of northeastern Pennsylvania USA. She has played with many musicians around the globe and has appeared as a guest and collaborative artist on several albums. Emily has released two professional solo albums herself, most recently "Chimerical Illusion" in June of 2009 with a third expected late 2011/early 2012. She also performs on Fujara, Native American flute, and Didgeridoo for The Gathering Mist, a project of composer/percussionist Jeff Willet.

Emily's strengths lie in her vocal training (particularly harmonies), the ability to play and learn many instruments, and musical arrangement. She has composed, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered her own music and music for others for the past seven years in her own studio. Emily plays acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, Chinese Yueqin, African djembe, Irish bodhran, piano, and several wind instruments: fujara (or "futujara" - a modern version of the Slovak upright overtone flute), the Australian didgeridoo (arguably a rhythm instrument as well), the Native American flute, the Japanese Kokin and a replica of an Ice Age flute. She has aims to continually expand her instrument repertoire and push her own imagination to the beyond with the music she creates.

Emily's music is eclectic and beautiful, her lush vocals weave in and around her creative instrumental harmonies and earthy rhythms creating a musical landscape. She has a particular knack for creating music that is hard to place in a genre, but it is clear that she is versed in and influenced by many styles of music - notably: world, fusion, rock, acoustic, ambient, progressive, and folk.

And now, without further ado...

6 Questions with Emily Jones:

1. What are your favorite and your least favorite words?

  "Favorite: Compassion / Least Favorite: Impossible."

2. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, emotionally?


3. What turns you off creatively, spiritually, emotionally?


4. What is the closest you have ever come to giving up your craft? 

  "I wouldn't even consider this."

5. What is the strangest thing you have ever done while creating?

  "Creation is already strange in and of itself." 

6. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or Allah or Yahweh or Odin. Generally the Supreme Being of your choice.) say when you arrive at the pearly gates? 

  "Upon my eventual demise I look forward to waltzing with the wind. In the meantime, and more importantly, I've much life and music to experience."

Thanks again to Emily for taking the time to join us! If you'd like to know more about Ms Jones and her amazing music surf over to

Thanks for reading and I'll see you next time!

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