We got our name “Crowbar Jones” from our great-grandpappy, Delmos Jones; thee best auto mechanic south of the Ohio River.
Delmos had a garage down in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, and was known "far and wide" for his unorthodox methods.
When Delmos was havin’ troubles gettin something to "cooperate", he would just smack the damn thing with a big ol' crowbar! Which, to the amazement of his co-workers and friends alike, would get the damn thing runnin'!
This pretty much got everybody calling him "Ol' Crowbar Jones", in which he was just "tickled"!
Another thing ol' Delmos was known for, was his own personal mixture for "making stuff just run right"!
Today, we would call something like this a "preventative lubricant".
But back then, Delmos, and most others at the time, had a hard time saying "preventative lubricant", so 'Ol Delmos decided to just call his "the Funk".
Word traveled, and the term "Rub some Funk on it" became the norm to stop any kind of "squeak", "tweak", "buzz" and "boing" in all sorts of powered machinery.
The Jones' boys migrated up the “Baloney Highway” to Dayton, Ohio from their farm in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky; following in the footsteps of other great Appalachian Funk Bands like "Buster Pecco", "The Stinkin’ Creek", and "Dorthy Dee & The Quilt Squares".
Drums & Vocals
The big brother of the band who keeps the bad guys away. Doody started beating on Mama’s pots and pans before he could walk. Skilled at both drums and vocals, Doody is the brother who discovered Mama’s funk records. He is also the only Jones boy ever selected to be an altar boy.
No matter what time signature he and J-Bo are arguing about, Doody is guaranteed to lay down a funkified groove that will make you want to get down, get up, and get down some more!
Bass & Vocals
Mama called him “the biggest dick of the bunch", but his brothers call him "J-Boss".
Raised on Mama’s Big Band records, J-Bo coerced Doody and J-Bird into starting their first band in high school, called “The Swingin’ Richards”.
Although a "grumpy-bumpy", J-Bo means well, and his vision for the band has solidified his position with the boys as the group's "leader".
Meanwhile, jumping on the Doody groove, J-Bo overlays an infectious, funk-laden bass line that makes this funk groove undeniable!
Guitar & Vocals
J-Bird ran away from home when he was eleven. All he took was a cheese sandwich and his pillow. He showed up a month later with a guitar, an armful of records, and a dog. The guitar was metal. The vinyl was Kiss. The dog was rabid. The dog didn’t last long, but the vinyl and the guitar sure did!
Dancing around the infectious groove provided by his brothers Doody and J-Bo, J-Bird delivers a funkified, orchestral performance that will make your hips shake!
Sax, Keys & Vocals
Mama’s most musical of the boys. Jeffro (as known by Mama), began playing with his instrument at the tender age of five. On his 13th birthday, Jeffro started mumbling something about "I know a guy", and then demanded to be called Dominic.
Mama took a long drag from her Virginia Slim Ultra Menthol 120 and said: “Just go with it boys; he’s embracing his heritage".
A true musician's musician, Dominic writes each horn and keyboard part for the Jones Boys, as well as adding backing vocals when needed.
Trumpet & Vocals
Known as Mama’s favorite, Tito cut his teeth blowing on Delmos' assortment of motor oil funnels down at the garage.
One day, fed up with the racket, Delmos dug out an old trumpet he had found years before in a towed car, gave it to Mama and said: “Shove this damn thing in his mouth and see if he can make some real noise!"
Besides being the tallest of Mama's boys, Tito can blow his trumpet like no other! Sexy, Sultry and Slick, are just a few terms used to describe a typical Tito solo.
The baby, and the most spoiled of the Jones boys, Dino was born with his instrument, and kept using it over and over and over and over,...
Named after Mama's favorite martini, Dino credits his vocal range to his brothers, who made him sing along to records they played at the wrong speed.
Combining effortless vocal prowess, uncanny stage presence and an impeccable sense of fashion, in a world of so-called "Front Men", Dino is the true "Cat's Meow"!