“Sounds like a winner!”- Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton)
“… best original music I’ve hear in years.”- Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orch.)
“The next big band out of Atlanta.”- Paul Diaz, owner of Tree Sound Studios (Elton John, Outkast) “10 out of 10!”- Great American Song Writing Competition
Based solely on the merit of their original material, Copious Jones has performed in front of thousands and has been invited to play numerous notable venues and festivals including: MOUNTAIN JAM 2014 & 2016 (New York), BEAR CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 (Florida), FLOYD FEST 2011 (Virginia), RELIX MAGAZINE HQ & THE ORCHARD DISTRIBUTION HQ (New York City) and live on RADIO WOODSTOCK 100.1 FM (New York). In their hometown of Atlanta, GA, they have performed at: THE MABLE HOUSE AMPHITHEATER, THE VARIETY PLAYHOUSE, TERMINAL WEST, SMITH'S OLDE BAR and more.
Since their inception in 2010 they have garnered attention from many notable figures in the music industry, including: WARREN HAYNES, CHUCK LEAVELL (The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones), ROB BARRACO (Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra), ROBERT RANDOLPH, JOEY HUFFMAN (Hank Williams Jr., Matchbox 20), and PAUL DIAZ, owner of TREE SOUND STUDIOS (Elton John, Dave Matthews, Collective Soul), as well as RELIX MAGAZINE and THE ORCHARD DISTRIBUTION. In 2013 Copious Jones signed with industry powerhouse, BlingNot Media, and the company’s founder, KEVON GLICKMAN, currently manages them personally.
Drawing from inspirations such as Paul Simon, The Grateful Dead, and Pink Floyd, Copious Jones has created a unique musical experience attracting audiences of all generations and walks of life. On their own they've booked more than 400 shows in over 60 cities, and have earned a very respectful following the old fashioned way, one gig at a time. Delivering honest intentions, Copious Jones embodies the spirit that is often forgotten in popular music today and the band's dedication to their craft, along with their vast, ever-growing rotation of both original and cover songs, have earned them thousands of fans around the globe, and have folks everywhere wondering, "Who is Copious Jones?"
Becca Stevens expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing.
You may have recently learned of her amazing songwriting and vocal skills in the lead off single from the recent Snarky Puppy album Family Dinner Vol. 2, I Asked.
Fluent on guitar, ukulele, and charango, Stevens’ seamless arrangements embrace inventive textures and idiosyncratic melodic elements, communicated with immense warmth and effortless urgency through her pitch-perfect and inimitable vocals.
“A vocalist and guitarist who balances deep melody against lyrical caprice...New York’s best kept secret.”
- New York Times
“Stevens fashions a sound all her own with airy, brook-clear songs equally touched by jazz sophistication and homespun folk charm.”
- Time Out New York
“Brilliant, catchy… Intimate, ruminative, jagged-edged originals with jouncy time signatures, rich with harmony and melody.”
“This is a vocalist and bandleader with command to spare, a flair for making savvy, split-second decisions, pulling tricky changes out of the air, and crafting arrangements that appear simple on the surface but reveal true sophistication with each successive listen.”
- All Music Guide
North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as “a best-kept secret” and “impressively absorbing.” Drawing upon elements of pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk, Stevens has been hailed by the press, her peers and fans alike for her unique ability to craft exquisitely understated compositions both for her own band, and for artists who run the gamut of genre from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, singer José James to classical pianist Timo Andres.
Stevens has toured the world with her band and has collaborated with the likes of: Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, Jacob Collier, Alan Hampton, and many others. In April 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter (Spoon, John Vanderslice, St. Vincent) and mixed by Matt Pence (Here We Go Magic, Midlake) was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca features on the latest Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2 and is currently working on a new Becca Stevens album to be released on Universal Music for early 2017.
Perfect Animal has already received early critical kudos, and Stevens has a wealth of prominent musical peers who sing her praises:
“Becca is one of the best musicians I know. She’s a great songwriter… It’s like listening to Stereolab. The vocals are straight and clean yet also have a modern vibe.
I think Becca is destined for greatness.”
- José James
“Her songwriting, voice, and lyrics are like a cool bubbling brook freshening the brine of all the music you’ve ever heard.”
“She’s someone who everybody, in my generation at least, looks up to. She’s really a genius - I don’t like using that word too much, she really has tapped into something in a deep way.”