Among the hundreds of songs penned by Catesby Jones, many have been recorded by major Nashville recording artists such as Del Reeves, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Joe Diffle, and Jeff Carson.
An Ohio native, Jones has performed throughout the US in a music career that began with him performing folk music in New Orleans, Boston, and Greenwich Village. He was introduced to country music while working on oil rigs in Texas, and in 1983 he won a songwriting competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
His new-found interest in country music took him first to Memphis, where he performed regularly at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street and then to Nashville, where he played often at the Bluebird Cafe and the Douglas Corner Cafe and wrote songs under exclusive contract with an independent publisher.
He and his wife, Mimi, settled seven years ago in Wilmington, NC, so that they could raise their children by the ocean.
Jones has 3 CDs currently available: the solo recording Sink or Swim, and two with the Horrells, Right Hand Man and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jones, which also features Kinston recording artist Clyde Mattocks. All three have been recorded since Jones re-located to Wilmington.
–from the June 27,2007 FAD