Announced on April 4 via Rock Ridge Music, Mark Jones and Twenty Paces are debuting their album on May 27, titled Breaking Even. The lead singer definitely captivates an audience, as he is an astonishing 6'7" tall. His music holds reverence for communicating simple, timeless truths. The album delivers 12 solid, and candid alt-country tracks. The album is a definite reflective journey for Mark and Twenty Paces.
Mark got into music naturally; his dad is a church music director and Mark began taking lessons at the age of six and sang in church and school choirs. This was an influence, yet while Jones was pursuing his Agricultural Economics degree from Texas Tech University, and needing to fulfill a fine art credit, he landed in a songwriting class.
As a fifth-generation Texan, Mark’s deep ties to family form his unassuming attitude and honest perspective. Onstage, he prefers to skip the banter and allow the music to tell his story. “We strive to create music that makes sense,” Jones says. He draws from a diverse array of influences, but his greatest inspiration comes from outside the musical realm. A self-proclaimed mountain man a heart, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.
His music has resonated with audiences all around Houston. “These guys will be making major waves in Texas music,” says Steve Said, owner of Dosey Doe. “Their sound is fresh and unique and sounds like nothing else, but it is still distinctly Texas. One of our favorite up-and-coming acts.”
2014 looks like a great year for Mark Jones & Twenty Paces. They have a full schedule ahead of them, and are looking forward to connecting with audiences and perfecting their blend of country and rock and roll. As Jones says, “We play two kinds of songs: the ones we write, and the ones we like. We hope one of them becomes your favorite.”
4/19 - Tin Cup - Huffman, TX
4/23 - Main St. Crossing - Tomball, TX (w/ Michael Martin Murphy)
6/6 - Dosey Doe Music Cafe - Conroe, TX (w/ Zane Williams)
6/13 - RLRM Summerfest - Magnolia, TX
7/18 - Main St. Crossing - Tomball, TX
8/9 - Redneck Country Club - Stafford, TX
8/22 - Dosey Doe Music Cafe - Conroe, TX
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