The Stories of the Upstate™ #321: (Joshua Jones) "In 2006, I was in the Top 30 on American Idol."

                          Greenville filmmaker and musician, Joshua Jones delivers our 321st story.


"When you have a beautiful shot on screen and just the perfect music that goes along with it, it will just give you goosebumps and that’s what I want to create," is how Joshua Jones describes how two of his passions come together.  Joshua is a musician, playing guitar and singing since high school and going as far as the Top 30 on American Idol.  He is also a filmmaker with Brando Jones Films.  Joshua's been making shooting videos and small films for years on cell phones, but made a serious commitment to film making when he sold his motorcycle and a PA system to buy a professional movie camera and equipment. 

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #218: (Troy Jones) "Growing up, I played roller hockey with the neighbor kids, including all the fights which we loved."

                                   Story #218 comes from Greenville musician, Troy Jones.

Troy Jones plays percussion with Darby Wilcox and the Peep Show, with The Kentucky Gentlemen, with Kelly Jo and Phat Lip and with lots of other local groups.  What about Troy makes him so appealing to such a wide variety of bands?  Artists are drawn to him for his ability to play almost anything, from a wide variety of musical styles to a number of different instruments, like drums, marimba and vibraphone, as well as playing things that aren't normally instruments, like a magazine, a flashlight and a book.  Always striving to learn more musical styles, more instruments and more ways to make other musicians sound great keeps Troy Jones a sought after musician in Upstate South Carolina.

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