The Jones Kings Bio:
George Jones and Traditional Country played in the style of The Ramones? YES!
It all began on a drunken winter’s evening, in one of Brooklyn’s premier punk dumps, when Justin Melkmann, renowned cartoonist/guitar player for NYC junk rock band World War IX, and his chum Early Gates from The Ray Gradys and Morning Glory, decided it was high time to combine two of their favorite genres, into one masterful masterpiece! Sharing an equal love for both, punk and country, these two inebriates hashed out a plan to cover 5 George Jones classics in the grand style of their beloved Ramones. As basic yet powerful chord progressions, coupled with simple yet soul wrenching lyrics were the calling cards for both of these musical genres, and Early and Justin believed the two styles click together perfectly!
Needless to say, the music that these slap happy boys from Brooklyn were able to produce was as contagious as a case of psilocybon induced giggles. The boys were plum giddy to be able to rope in a couple of other fellow honky tonk/punk rock enthusiasts to help them grow their sound! On drums they got bronco-bustin' Jon Kleinman, also from World War IX, and on bass they now have none other than cowpoke Mike Moosehead from Skum City and Blackout Shoppers-and The Jones Kings were born. What more can you ask for?