Known as the Appalachian Soul Man and carrying the torch for early pioneer, Bill Withers, Osage West Virginia native Aristotle Jones has been performing regionally for close to 15 years. To quote Jones:
“Appalachian Soul is music that reflects of the courage, strength, and fortitude that are the common threads connecting the people of our region.”
Jones first joined MHMG with Go 1st Records where his single, “The Talk,” debuted on The Go 1st Records Mixtape Vol. 1 back in the Spring of 2021.
Jones has resigned with Go 1st Records with a distribution deal where he will produce 8 releases in total. “The songs being released in this project are based on stories that I have been told as a child about my family’s struggles and enduring legacy. Each song is crafted in a style of music that I felt would have been heard playing out a car window driving down the Streets of Osage during its prime decades,” says Jones.
Engagement, connection, and passion, from head to toe, Aristotle Jones leaves it all on the stage. Jones is a modern version of a mix of Bill Withers, Leon Bridges, Darius Rucker, and Chris Stapleton, blending poignant acoustic singer-songwriter styles and seriously funky jams, and seamlessly mixing sultry R&B and uplifting gospel-rooted styles. Audiences are captivated by his range, emotion, authenticity, and originality.