In Concert Friday August 30, 2013
In the Historic Bultler Building - Downtown Aitkin
301 Minnesota Avenue North
Aitkin, MN 56431
Friday August 30, 2013
Back again from the Jersey Shore!
Music 8 - 10 pm
Described as having an atypical Jersey Shore sound, Astronaut Jones' acoustic rock is a unique and original experience. With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to The Misfits, his playing and songwriting are in a class by themselves. Performing originals and select covers "his way" since 2004, he was nominated in 2007 by the Asbury Music Awards as the Top Male Acoustic Act.
*Airplay on The Howard Stern Show in 2007
*Featured on Hamilton Radio's "Rock on Radio!"
*Featured on "The Jersey Shore Podcast"
*Featured on "NY ROCKS! TV"
*Performed live on the "Princeton TV Megathon"
Also featured in "The Jersey Shore Rag", "The Coaster" and "Upstage" magazines.
A guitarist for over 20 years, he began his musical experience on piano at the age of 5. During these formative years he sang in his church choir and performed as a hand bell ringer there. This was, of course, until his teenage years when he found guitar. Taking private lessons initially for two years, he eventually graduated on to study theory and technique at The Village East Conservatory of Music, which he continued with for two years further. During this time he began playing out in Local NJ bands and in 1998 formed the hardcore/blues band Muffled Crap and later the Jersey Rock band Exit 117. Now he is expanding his own sound by building his namesake band “Astronaut Jones and The Ground Crew”. A diverse musician, he has studied voice, drums and classical guitar & taught guitar and bass privately. For six years he taught for Big Beat Music Studio in Neptune NJ where he ran their ‘School of Rock’ style band class & Jam nights.
For more information or to book Astronaut Jones, contact Tony Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org