Seattle singer-songwriter Ayron Jones, has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his own brand of music dubbed, “Urban Rock.” A hard-core version of the blues with the essence of Hip-Hop and the raw energy of Punk, drizzled with that famous Seattle sound. Think, Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.
In 2010 guitarist Ayron Jones started Ayron Jones and The Way. A three-piece blues rock band that included drummer, Conrad Real and bassist, DeAndre Enrico. The young group immediately began turning heads and quickly found themselves opening for legends like Robert Cray, and rising star Lukas Nelson.
By the Summer of 2012, AJ and The Way were beginning to make an impact on Seattle’s music scene after becoming the regional champions of the popular Hard Rock Rising contest, a worldwide battle of the bands. The band would go on to place 30th out of over 12,000 bands, but also grabbed the attention of the local media and more importantly, Seattle Hip-Hop icon and Grammy award-winning rapper, Sir Mix A-Lot. After seeing the band perform live, Mix A-Lot approached the band and offered to produce their album. The group accepted the offer and they immediately began recording.
“So, finding Ayron, the first thing I found myself asking was, ‘Why hasn’t anybody recorded this guy and why is it that nobody knows about it in my circles?’ Because that is easily the best talent in Seattle right now.”- Sir Mix-a-Lot to The Seattle P.I.
In 2013, the band replaced drummer Conrad Real, with the talent and experience of Kai Van De Pitte out of Portland, Oregon. Van De Pitte brought a metal background with him as a drummer, giving the band that nasty edge they had been looking for. The band would be invited to perform at premier music festivals such as, Bumbershoot, Mt. Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival and Summer Meltdown resulting in tremendous buzz and momentum leading up to the Fall release of their debut album, ‘Dream’. Though the release was met with rave reviews from Seattle media, it was the sold-out album release show on November 2, 2013 (with Sir Mix-a-Lot and Tomeka Williams opening) where Jones made the biggest statement with a performance the Seattle Times says, “…Elevated himself into the conversation on Seattle rock royalty…”
2014 looks to be an even bigger year as the band gears up for national attention. They’ll open for the legendary B.B. King on March 3rd at the famed Moore Theatre in Seattle.
Check out this quick interview we did and make sure to check out the song as well.
Why did you select this song as your current single?
We selected ‘My Love Remains’ because this is the song that people seemed to gravitate to the most.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
This song is interesting in that it is so different from the overall feel of the album. This song more shows off our diverse musicianship whereas the rest of the album is more raw energy and Seattle rock.
What was the writing process for the song?
This song was actually rewritten a few times for the album. The original lyrics were something that came to me as I played the song. It’s one of those songs that is so rooted in emotion that it almost writes itself.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
The song lyrics to me say, “I’m not perfect, and losing you really sucks and it hurts but it doesn’t change the times we had or the way that I feel.”
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
I think to see this song performed live is a bit of an experience for people. The album does a great job of capturing the overall essence of the song but when we play it live we can add so much more magic and expression to the song.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
I don’t think so. I think this is one of those songs on the album that gets you interested in what I do though.
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
Yeah, there’s something in the works as of now but its just the beginning stages. Nothing solid, just yet.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
People are the true motivation behind my music. It is the tool I use to further connect myself with the people. I don’t write music that only I can relate to. If that was the point I would sit in my room and play to myself all day. I write music with the same passion and emotions that people can relate to.