Carl Jones is a respected American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is widely respected for his instrumental talents and original songs about the joys and tribulations of day-to-day life in the South. His songs have been recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins with Tony Rice, and others. His song Last Time On The Road was on the grammy-award-winning album Unleased by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Originally born in Macon, Georgia, Carl currently lives in Galax, Virginia with wife and musical partner - fiddler, Erynn Marshall. In the 1980's he played mandolin with James Bryan, Norman and Nancy Blake as part of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble and during the same period won 3rd place and a guitar in the fingerpick-guitar category at Winfield, KS. Carl has recorded many CD's including Traveling Star featuring his original songs and a 2015 duet album Sweet Memories Never Leave with Marshall which has received great reviews. Carl is known for his fine musicianship on many stringed instruments, keen sense of humor, evocative songwriting, and as a charismatic teacher.
In 2015, he also won Best All Around Performer, 1st place mandolin and 1st place fiddle-duet at the Surry County Fiddlers Convention in North Carolina. Carl has performed or taught all over the United States, Canada and Europe.