April 3, 2023 | Jamf Theatre
Cherry Promotions & Pablo Presents
with support from Dirty Prescott Kids, Noah Estrada, Wayward, Vodnik with Allison Dyg, and DJ Moses
DEMUN JONES has always had a way of keeping it real when it comes to the music he has written, recorded, and performed throughout his career. That being said, JONES COUNTY might well be the most genuine collection of songs that represents who the Georgia native is and certainly illustrates the place where he’s lived his entire life.
Life in Jones County, which is just north of Macon, is southern and some, including the Jones family, will say they’re rednecks. They drive trucks. They fish and hunt. They like keeping things simple—sort of a what-you-see is what-you-get type of place. All the same, Jones County is what you hear and Demun is hoping people who are from there will respect and love his latest collection of 12 songs, while people who aren’t from around those parts will be “captivated by it and want to listen to it.”
The challenge was infusing his country-inspired lyrics with hip-hop grooves. Demun said the creative process often began with a drum beat or chord progression on the guitar, while – thematically speaking – each story was influenced by characters (friends, family, and actual folks from the heart of Georgia) and the very experiences Demun had come across throughout his life growing up and living in Jones County, Georgia.
Demun has been playing music for a long time – including a 10-year stint as a member of Rehab – and it’s taken all that time for him to get to a point where he can write songs that represent his life as it is today. He extensively toured with Rehab bandmate Danny Boone and co-wrote a lot of the Rehab material, including the critically acclaimed songs for Welcome Home. He also co-wrote Welcome 2 Jawga with the Jawga Boyz, who made an appearance on Jones County as do Charlie Farley, Bubba Sparxx, and Locash Cowboys.
This show is a general admission there will only be standing room available.