"Appalachian Soul Man" -  Aristotle Jones - EPK



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Known as the Appalachian Soul Man and carrying the torch for early regional soul pioneers - West Virginia native, Aristotle Jones is a modern mix of timeless styles, drawing influences from artists such as Bill Withers, Leon Bridges, Darius Rucker and Chris Stapleton.


In 2021 Aristotle released four singles on Go 1st Records, where he blended several traditional styles with cool modern vibes. "Ready", "Too Cool",  "Get What You Give" and "Count on Me" were the follow ups to his powerful social justice anthem "The Talk"  which was featured on the Go 1st records Mixtape Vol. 1.  


Also in 2021, Inspired by the success of his single "West Virginia Hills" (2019), Aristotle released his independent album "Appalachian Soul Man", a gospel and blues inspired collection of vibrant songs  connected to the soul of the Appalachian Region, including songs like "Bad Behavior", "Gonna Take you Home", and "Tell Me" 

Aristotle is also the Host of the regional radio show, and podcast "Sounds Good to Me with Aristotle Jones" which airs every Thursday on WAJR from Morgantown, WV and is available on major podcast platforms.  In September of 2021 Jones hosted the Inaugural "Sounds Good Festival" that featured performances from Jones and several recording artists and performers from West Virginia who had been featured on the show.  Sounds Good Festival 2022 is scheduled for June 25, 2022.

Aristotle's latest releases are available for streaming and digital downloads on Apple Music, Spotify, CD Baby, as well as other major platforms and at www.AristotleJones.com


  • 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)

  • HerdCon (2019)

  • Johnny Johnson Blues Festival (2017)

  • Johnstown Blues Festival (2018)

  • Millennium Music Conference (2015-2016)

  • Arts Alive Festival (2012)

  • Showdown Flowdown (2019)

  • Lazy Ass Spring Thing (2021)



  • Bernie Worrell

  • 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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