LISTEN: Ian Jones Shares New Single “Rollin”

Debut full-length from Northwest Americana troubadour, Results Not Typical, due April 7th

Ian Jones (Image: Justin Dylan Renney)

Northwest Americana artist Ian Jones was raised by music, literally. 

 “I grew up in the shadow of Mount Rainier. My dad left when I was five, leaving a single mom with three kids, bread-and-cheese-line poor,” Jones recalled. “My babysitter was a record player.”

On his debut full-length Results Not Typical, Jones defines the sound he’s honed since those turntable daycare days with a timeless sense of songcraft punctuated by slice-of-life storytelling and regional imagery. No doubt fans of Wildflowers-era Tom Petty, ’70s Waylon Jennings and Mark Lanegan at his sweetest will find much to appreciate across these 11 tracks.

Working with producer Jesse Siebenberg (of Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Supertramp, etc.), a friend from his SoCal days, Jones assembled an astonishing array of first-call players for two days of live tracking at Siebenberg’s Brotheryn Studios in bucolic Ojai, California.

“None of the guys had heard the songs prior. There was no click track, and we never did more than three takes,” Jones recalled. “And what you hear vocally on the record is what I was singing, beginning to end – no vocal comps, no overdubs, no anything.”

Ian Jones Results Not Typical, self-released 2023

This old school approach to recording inspired the title Results Not Typical and was made possible by the sheer pedigree of the players involved: drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Paul McCartney, Norah Jones); bassist Jonathan Flaugher (Ryan Adams); bassist Gabe Noel (Afghan Whigs, Father John Misty); guitarist Jason Soda (Miranda Lee Richards); violinist Paul Cartwright (Father John Misty); pianist Dave Palmer (Fiona Apple, Chris Isaak, T-Bone Burnett); and pianist Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Jane’s Addiction). 

Rock & Roll Globe is honored to premiere the latest single from Results Not Typical, “Rollin,” today on the site.

“This song was conceived after an early trip to California from Seattle to play some music on what one could call an early tour,” Jones tells us in regards to the song. “Not that it was really a tour, but an excuse to get the hell out of Seattle. After that trip, I decided to move to California and proceeded to tour much more. This song is about the process of leaving one’s hometown for a new place, then feeling uncomfortable in that new place, picking up and moving on to another.”

Results Not Typical comes out on April 7th.

Listen to “Rollin” below.


AUDIO: Ian Jones “Rollin” 




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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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