"Appalachian Soul Man" -  Aristotle Jones - EPK




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Known as the Appalachian Soul Man, West Virginia native, Aristotle Jones has become a fan favorite in West Virginia, Central Appalachia and beyond. 

With engagement, connection, and passion,  Aristotle Jones leaves it all on the stage with uplifting music influenced by artists like Bill Withers, Leon Bridges, Ray Charles, Darius Rucker, and other Genre blending  musical pioneers.

When he is performing as a one man acoustic singer songwriter, or on stage with his 9 piece "Amazing Appalachian Soul Band", Jones captivates audiences with his range, emotion, authenticity and originality.

A central theme of Aristotle's music and commmunity projects is shedding light on the contribution to art in culture provided by Black Americans living in the Appalachian Mountains. He is the decendent of coal miners, and farmers who against all odds made a life in the poor coal town of Osage, West Virginia.  

Jones' music refects the values of courage, fortitude and determination that were taught to him while porch picking with his grandfather, a regional Gospel and Soul singer who traveled to segregated coal camps performing for black coal miners in the mid 20th Century, and Aristotle is proud to carry on the legacy of Soulful Folk music inspired by Doo Wop, Gospel and Blues in Appalachia.

Aristotle is also the Host of the regional radio show, and podcast "Sounds Good to Me with Aristotle Jones" which airs weekly multiple radio stations in his home stae of West Virginia and is also available on major podcast platforms, and showcases modern Appalachian music of all genres. 

You can find music from Aristotle Jones on Apple Music, Spotify, CD Baby, as well as other major platforms and at www.AristotleJones.com



  • Picklesburg - Pittsburgh Pirates Stage (2022)

  • Sounds Good Festival (2022)

  • Mayor's Concert Festival (2022)

  • Opening Act for Don McClean (2022)

  • WV Pubfest (2022)

  • Bill Withers Memorial Festival (2022)

  • Tamarack Summerfest (2022)

  • Groovin' With the Groove 4 (2021)

  • WVHHOMA Juneteenth WVPB Television Broadcast (2021)

  • Sounds Good Festival, Palatine Park 2021

  • Wild, Wonderful Country Fest (2019)

  • Rich's Fright Farm Main Stage (2015-2021)

  • Morgantown Marathon (2016 -2018)

  • Monongalia County Fair (2015)

  • Frontier Days Festival (2016-2018)

  • Johnstown Blues Festival (2018)

  • Showdown Flowdown (2019)

  • Lazy Ass Spring Thing (2021)



  • Bernie Worrell

  • Don McClean

  • GA-20

  • Dumpstafunk

  • The Bridge

  • Chris Jacobs

  • Keller Williams

  • The Davisson Brothers Band

  • Old Dominion

  • Fletcher's Grove

  • Freekbass

  • Melvin Sparks

  • The Main Squeeze 

  • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds




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