Berklee Summer in the CityLaney Jones
Laney Jones’s songwriting is as quirky and charming as her upbringing in rural Mount Dora, Fla. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, she spins tall tales of life down in the swamplands. Laney’s voice has been described as a mix of lemon, molasses, gin, and gunpowder. Her talents on the banjo have been augmented through studying with prominent clawhammer and old-time technicians Mark Johnson and Bruce Molsky. Laney also incorporates multi-instrumental prowess on ukulele and harmonica in her live shows alongside her string band, the Lively Spirits, which includes Berklee students Jacy Anderson on guitar, Lars Thorson on fiddle, and bassist Matthew Tonner.