Playing Favorites with songwriter Jacob Jones

by Dege Legg

Tennessee singer-songwriter Jacob Jones brings his neo-Appalachian folkgrass to Artmosphere on July 1.

Tennessee singer-songwriter and rootster Jacob Jones brings his neo-Appalachian folkgrass and trad-roots to Artmosphere on July 1. Joe Arnette opens the show. We sat down with Jones for a quick round of Playing Favorites.

**Playing Favorites with Jacob Jones

White meat vs. dark meat?** The whole damn bird.

Favorite food? Chicago Hot Dogs, anything in sandwich form

Favorite food to hate! Anything with Cilantro. Vile weed.

Favorite Record of Past 10 Years? This is a pretty tough thing to answer, but I would have to say Josh Ritter's "Animal Years." Also, Old Crow Medicine Show's "O.C.M.S." had a huge impact on me. It's not my favorite record, but had I not heard it, I'm not sure I would be influenced by the music I am now.

Favorite Worst Movie Ever Made? Red Dawn

Favorite Nutty Historical Figure? Benjamin Franklin.  Do some research, he was pretty nutty.

Favorite Nick-Name for Significant Other? Lucky.

Weapon of choice? Six shooter

Favorite hang spot? Bars. Any bar will do.

Favorite Truck Stop food or snack when on tour? Coffee.

Most necessary item to bring on tour? Sunglasses and a pillow. oh yea, and coffee.

Favorite icon who isn't a musician? Tom Robbins

Tolstoy vs. Turgenev? Who the hell is Turgenev?

2012. Blind date with disaster vs. metaphysical upgrade? I'm hoping for upgrade.  I want to be able to use ATMs and drive cars with my mind.