Evan Taylor Jones is an eclectic soul-rock artist from Orlando, Florida. Jenny Kloote, a Lead Entertainment Advisor at Walt Disney World may have said it best: “His voice is like bread and butter; so smooth and tasty, I can almost eat it.” Evan represents the soul of the late-greats and classics from the Motown and Mussel Shoals era, with songs centered around love, peace, happiness and triumphant over-comings, further embellished stylistically in edgy rock ‘n roll. Do not let the dread locks fool you! Jones is nothing shy of Lenny Kravitz in his prime.
Jones has performed for crowds from all over the world. In 2015, ETJ had the honor of playing for a sold out crowd when he opened for Bob Marley’s legendary band, The Wailers, at the House of Blues. Subsequently, Evan auditioned for ‘The Voice’ Season 10 and made it to the blind auditions in February of 2016. With a short lived “reality television” life, Evan Taylor Jones was more than excited to stay true to his music vision of his music career and put all his focus into major independent projects.
For six weeks in the Fall of 2016, Evan and his eight piece band toured the United States and Canada in promotion of his EP release, ‘The Sunray Sessions Live’ EP. Soon after his return, Jones revamped his EP, creating the Deluxe Version. The now nine song compilation is comprised of 6 original songs and 3 cover song, recorded live at Sunray Recording Studio of Orlando, FL.