The Appalachian Soul Man, Aristotle Jones, is back with two new singles to close out the summer of 2021. The singles, set to release on Sept. 17, will encompass the soulful, R&B driven style that fans have come to love and appreciate from Jones.
“Count On Me,” a chill, slow jam contains a deep underlying message. “The opening line of Count On Me is based on a Martin Luther King quote, referring to the mentality that was needed during the Civil Rights Movement,” says Jones. “When I heard that line, it stuck with me. Growing up poor and black in West Virginia, and to see the amount of love between my parents amidst the struggle to raise us right and keep us safe, I knew it took an extreme amount of trust. ‘Count On Me’ is a love song, but it’s also a promise, or vow to remember to love in spite of hardships.”
The second Soul Man single, “Get What You Give” is an up-tempo piece infused with remnants of funk and jazz. Boasting a silky trumpet feature by fellow Go 1st artist CJ Rhen, “Get What You Give” presents a nostalgic attitude that leaves listeners grooving for nearly four minutes.
To support the releases, on Sept. 11, Aristotle will host his inaugural “Sounds Good To Me” festival at Palatine Park in Fairmont. Kicking off at 3 p.m., the festival will feature a headlining set by Appalachian Soul Man Aristotle Jones as well as many notable Appalachian songwriters and artists. Admission is free and attendees of all ages are welcome to join in this family friendly event.
To learn more about Aristotle Jones and his upcoming releases, visit his website at https://www.aristotlejones.com/ or see his feature on the Mon Hills Music Group http://monhillsrecords.com/index.php/aristotle-jones/
Mon Hills Music Group serves as both independent record labels and professional components of the Music Industry Program, directed by Prof. Darko Velichkovski, at the West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. Visit https://monhillsrecords.com/ to learn more. For more information on the Music Industry Program at WVU, visit http://ccarts.wvu.edu