We had the good fortune of connecting with Alias Smith and Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alias Smith and Jones, how does your business help the community?
For as long as music has been a thing, it has brought people together. Today, our music, our shows gives all a chance to forget about the day-to-day grind and just be in the moment with friends and good music. It is our job to show them a good time and the reward is in seeing them singing along and dancing to our songs. That’s what drives us to make music and perform.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets us apart from other bands is that we are all acoustic without any percussion. Three guys: An upright bass, a couple of guitars and sometimes mandolin. Much of what we perform are original and our cover tunes are our “hillbilly” interpretation of a popular song from artists like Journey, 38 Special and the Beatles to name a few. We pride ourselves in keeping it simple but with our instrumentation and 3 part harmonies it sounds far from simple. We are especially proud of our EP “Unvarnished” which was released in early May and it can be found on all streaming services.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’re all from the Colorado Springs area so once our guests have acclimated to the altitude we’d begin our week with a hike through Red Rock Open Space, with lunch at The Loop in Manitou Springs. Day two includes brunch at Shuga’s and a scenic drive up America’s Mountain (Pikes Peak). Be sure to grab some fresh baked donuts while you’re there. Days three and four are spent in downtown Colorado Springs, enjoying a pint of Guinness at Jack Quinns and check out the Pioneers Museum (be sure to go on a Tuesday in the summer and grab lunch and dessert from one of the local food trucks parked there each week). A stop by Tony’s on Tejon for a burger and beer is also a must.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This might sound cliche’ but it’s our families and friends who support us, go to the shows and are our biggest fans. When the crowd might not be as big as we would like, it’s nice that they are their supporting us and digging what we do.

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