Smart bets: Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits

Laney Jones could pull her weight simply performing as the banjoist for Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits, but thankfully she shares her vocal talents with the world as well. Marrying the sprightliness of youth with the tame confidence of an old soul, Jones’ live vocals venture freely from smooth to saucy, with lyrical content spanning broken hearts to whiskey. Between her formal training sessions in songwriting and bluegrass at Berklee, the ambitious singer — along with bandmates Matthew Tonner (guitar), Curtis Seligson (bass, mandolin, dobro) and Alex Shames (percussion) — has toured major roots festivals and opened for the likes of Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and more. Jones and company play Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. Free, donations encouraged. Photo by Darin Back


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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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