Moses Jones is a N.C. based roots and Americana infused with southern rock, soul, and power percussion.The unique sound of our band is rooted in gospel, rhythm & blues, rock, salsa, soul, and country. The combination of these diverse styles creates an instant connection between the band and any type of audience.
The stories that Robert Johnson (lead vocal/guitar) tells through his songwriting speak of the fabric of life growing up in the Carolina’s and have a flare that make you feel a part of the songs themselves. Songs such as “Carolina Days”,“Ole Dirt Road”, and “Won’t Do You No Harm” take you for a ride down memory lane via South I-85.
The name Moses Jones has been around longer than the band itself. Moses is the name of a prophet and Jones is a common name and represents us all.Together the name symbolizes the connection between the music, the band members, and the audience.
The formation of the band had its beginning in a local church.Band members Robert Johnson and Michael Rone (percussion) met while playing in their Christian worship band.Soon after Robert met Rodney Wallin (bass) through common music circles and enlisted him to join in developing songs that he had written. After a series of players passed through the ranks, Moses Jones finally met their destiny when Kennon Knight (drums and vocals), and Dom Val (organ and keys) joined the band and created the sound for which Robert had been searching.
A highlight of a Moses Jones show is when the band distributes drums and percussion instruments to the audience and allows them to join in on the fun. The band establishes a beat and encourages the audience to play along before taking off on a wild medley ride of songs ranging from “War” to “Use Me” to “Rapper’s Delight”. More than a crowd pleaser, the drum circle is inspired by Kennon Knight and his involvement with drumSTRONG, an organization that raises awareness & funds for important cancer initiatives globally.