"Appalachian Soul Man" -  Aristotle Jones - EPK



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Known as the Appalachian Soul Man and carrying the torch for early pioneers like Bill Withers -West Virginia native, Aristotle Jones has been performing regionally for close to 15 years. Most recently Jones released his newest single ‘West Virginia Hills’ in November 2019 - This is his first release as a solo artist, and a creative turning point for Aristotle, as he dives deeper into his Appalachian roots coining this new sound as Appalachian soul. 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 –

In February 2020 Aristotle kicks off his 12 City 17 show "Appalachian Soul Man" tour through the hills and hollers of the West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Highlighting festival performances and venues with his full band, and smaller venues featuring an intimate story teller set.

Engagement, Connection, 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, and Chris Stapleton blending poignant acoustic singer songwriter styles and seriously funky jams, seamlessly mixing sultry R&B and uplifting gospel rooted styles; Audiences are captivated by his range, emotion, authenticity and originality


West Virginia Hills is available for streaming and digital downloads on Apple Music, Spotify, CD Baby, as well as other major platforms and at www.AristotleJones.com


Band Members

Aristotle Jones - Lead Vocals, Guitar

Anthony Kay - Back Up Vocals, Guitar

Drew Jones - Saxophone, Keyboard

David Haley - Drums

Tom Heckman - Back Up Vocals, Bass

Notable Shows

Wild, Wonderful Country Fest (2019)

Rich's Fright Farm Main Stage (2015-2019)

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)


Shared the Stage with...

Bernie Worrell, Dumpstafunk,

Keller Williams,

The Davisson Brothers Band,

Old Dominion, Fletcher's Grove,

Freekbass, Melvin Sparks,

The Main Squeeze, 

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds,

among many other


Press & Notable Quotes about Aristotle Jones

"On West Virginia Hills, Aristotle Jones takes a page right out of the book of Ray Charles'

                     - Mike Vincent  WKKW  "Afternoons with Mike'

"I genuinely love West Virginia Hills. it's got a great feel, love the blusey side of it and His tone give me the  goosies"

                    - Nikki Drake - WVAQ's "Jack and Nikki Morning Show"

Promotional Photos

Stage Plot