Copperhead Jones

Copperhead Jones

Fort Worth, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2022 | SELF

Fort Worth, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2022
Band Country Rock




"Copperhead Jones - Anchor"

As the proud resident of a canyon community, rich with wide-open western spaces, Copperhead Jones captures the American spirit of the sprawling west with “Anchor”. His vocals have a reassurance to them for he tempers each line with a mixture of command and compassion. The arrangements further emphasize this point. From the glowing organ to the majesty of the slide guitar, it all works its own magic. By far the highlight emerges out of his lyricism, sung from a life truly lived to the absolute fullest. Volume is a given not a must for these are tracks that need to crash upon the listener. Layer upon layer enters into the fray giving these slices of country rock a degree of symphonic bliss.
The optimism that radiates from the very core of the sound is palpable. A love for the world appears throughout. Intense fiery passion for the greater things in life, the true-blooded sense of a Texan explored in great detail. Going ever deeper into his background there is an earnestness to the entire album. Songs play off each other with each track yet another chapter of a much greater longer life. From beginning to end, he may not play the songs chronologically but there is definitely an evolution of his vision that becomes readily apparent by the finale.
“No One Givin’ Up” starts things up with unbelievable scale. From the very first gesture of the guitar there is a sense of the gigantic at play. Delicate fiddle work gives “Where the Heart Will Always Be” that extra kick to it. A spaciousness defines “Travelin’ Dad” where the song has a tenderness. Drums lead the way with “Hungover On You” and the guitar work absolutely glistens. Leaning deeper into the rock-side of things “Rodeo Pain” captures a classic sensibility, all the way down to the glowing keyboards that underpin the storytelling. “Anchor” slows the sound down, employing a reflective stance that has a slowcore aspect to it, sharing elements of Low’s stately grace. Buildup does wonders on the celebratory “Lonesome Shadow”.
“The Hard Way” explores a hard scramble experience with misfortune coming right into focus. Bass work anchors with “Texan All The Way” where he takes on his own history, from his move from Florida to the great state of Texas. Going further down the route of gratitude is the sense of happiness that radiates from “Man’s Best Friend”. Going for a laid-back style the late-night quality of “Burnt Cigarettes” has a meditative aspect. His voice gains a fiery presence with “Can’t Say No Eyes”. Bringing the whole thing home “Cold Beers and Tight Lines” ends things on a playful note.
Copperhead Jones delivers a truly soulful performance on the outright gorgeous tact of “Anchor”. - Be about it Press - Alexandra Naughton

"Copperhead Jones - “No One Givin’ Up” / “Where the Heart Will Always Be”"

Well folks…I just wouldn’t be doin’ my job properly all these years if I didn’t end up with at least a couple of natural instincts to help guide me along the way…we all develop a sense of the way things really are in whatever it is we choose to do if we’re payin’ some attention, don’t we? All I’m sayin’ is that, no – I wasn’t the least bit surprised to find Country music comin’ back at me through the speakers when I pushed play on these new singles by COPPERHEAD JONES. Ironically, I’ve put that in all-caps when the point I’ve been making all along is that this dude pretty much has THE name-of-names when it comes to this genre – I was not expecting EDM, I was not expecting Metal, I was not expecting Hip-Hop – and nor would anyone in their right mind pushing play on an artist goin’ by the moniker of Copperhead Jones. You know what you’re in-store for – you expect Country from a name like Copperhead Jones.

According to the legend of the man online, we learn that Copperhead has been technically writing tunes since about 2012 while he was serving in the US Navy (and thank-you for your service sir!) – but as I’m sure many of you understand, there’s a lot more to that time than just being able to sit around and write more songs. Mr. Jones had a lot of life to be livin’ still – but he’s found his way to the spotlight at long last, and here we are, nearly a decade after he started honing his craft, he’s well on his way to a second career as a Country artist. His debut single “No One Givin’ Up” came out at the tail end of last year in December, and he’s got his next one – “Where The Heart Will Always Be” set for release this February.

While I’ve always been upfront about the Country genre likely being the style of music I have the least amount of experience in still to this day, I’ve found my way to gain at least a lil’ knowledge throughout the years thanks to the many incredible artists & bands in our independent scene that have taught me a thing or two along the way. I’m sure I know only a fraction of its entire history, even now after spending much more time listening to Country music and learning about it over this past decade here at our site, and of course, scores of summer trips over to my grandparent’s house where they’d constantly spin the classics. All-in-all, it’s kind of given me this…overall experience that’s kind of like an understanding of where it started, a big ol’ gap in between with the exception of Cash & Nelson & Jones & whatnot, and a closer relationship to what’s out there now either here through the music we find, or what I see in shows or online clips etc. – and personally, I like how “No One Givin’ Up” was exactly as it was advertised to us within Copperhead’s bio online – this IS a track that “bridges the gap from traditional Nashville to Texas Red Dirt,” without question. It’s not that it doesn’t have SOME of the flash & flair that modern-day Country comes with…you can still pick a little of that up on a single like “No One Givin’ Up,” sure – but that’s kind of part & parcel of a vibe that comes directly with what we know as single-worthy sound, you follow me? A little flash & flair comes along with single-worthy tunes in every genre; it’s only natural – what I really LOVE about “No One Givin’ Up” is that it’s so far removed from the plastic & over-sensationalized flash & flair that comes along with 99% of today’s modern-Country tunes. You listen to a dusty track like this, you hear the true grit in Copperhead’s vocals…you feel like you can taste the DIRT in your mouth as you listen, and the only way to solve the problem is gonna be a good ol’ bottle of the finest sarsaparilla. Yessir…our hero Copperhead here is unafraid to be real with ya…and he’s got himself a stellar debut tune he can be proud of as a result. Verse-wise, I think you get a decent performance from the guy that stands out strongly enough – but I think it’s also plenty clear that the more the power of the energy there is in the music, or the more the harmonies strengthen the sound around him, he’ll rise to the occasion and reveal his own highlights in those spots as well. Most of which are found right there in the chorus in that regard, but you’ll find others in cleverly placed harmonies in the verses too. Copperhead’s definitely capable…he’s got a tremendous voice…and I’d imagine that the more he continues to get on into the studio and puts more miles under his belt, the stronger everything’s gonna get. Considering this is where it all starts, I think you gotta give the man real credit – he puts in an excellent performance on “No One Givin’ Up,” gives it lyrical depth and real weight to his words, and from the music to the microphone, he’s got a vibe with a serious edge that’s gripping, and keeps ya listening.

Ultimately, I can hear that Copperhead’s probably got himself a more accessible single coming out right around the corner with “Where The Heart Will Always Be” this February 11th. I probably lean a bit more towards “No One Givin’ Up” on a personal level, but if we’re talkin’ about more universal sound overall, I’d say the brighter vibes and sweet nostalgia running through Copperhead’s first single of 2022 is bound to find its way easily to the hearts & minds out there. “Where The Heart Will Always Be” is arguably a bit more of what you’d expect in a delicate Country tune and perhaps a little less of a song that you could tag directly to Copperhead Jones identity-wise…but there’s no arguin’ against a tune that’s well thought-out and well-played, which is what he’s got here for sure. Bonus points for the fiddle work in this tune too…not only does it play a major role along the way as you listen, but you’ll even find a solo in the journey through this track as well – and I love how the guitar responds with its own short solo after that – my ears always appreciate that extra effort in adding in some real instrumentation beyond the ol’ verse & chorus. Great tone, stellar clarity in the production…vocals and music all come out strong, and Copperhead gives you plenty of imagery in his words for you to see a song like this visually in your mind, like you’re flipping through an album of his old family pictures as you listen. The hooks in the guitar-line that delivers the melody surrounding the verses & chorus might very well be the biggest one of’em all within this particular song…other than that, the rest comes out with real balance people will appreciate. It’s shiny enough to warrant its single-worthy status…and I’m sure a whole bunch of y’all out there will have no problem at all connecting to the endearing sentiment you’ll find flowing throughout “Where The Heart Will Always Be” too…like I’ve been tellin’ ya, Copperhead seems to know exactly where he wants to take his sound & his music, finding that sweet spot right between the gritty and the beautiful.

It’s a good snapshot of what the man is capable of, that I can confirm – and I maintain, I think he’s just gonna get better from here on in if he’s startin’ out sounding this great already. “No One Givin’ Up” gives you more tangible uniqueness that will have you remembering who Copperhead Jones is in terms of identity and his own sound, and “Where The Heart Will Always Be” dips a toe further in the pool shared by the mainstream, proving he could be just as successful in that realm of Country as well. It’s all up to him from here of course…and time will tell which way he’ll go & what path he’ll choose to reach the success he’s seekin’ as more music comes out; but there ain’t no doubt about it, Jones is off to a great start, shows a ton of promise & potential, and is already pumpin’ out single-worthy tunes for sure. - Sleeping Bag Studios



The debut album “Anchor” is a statement of who Copperhead Jones is, where he’s been, and where he is going. The album takes you to the rivers of Florida, the plains of Texas, and the oceans of the world. Having grown up in Florida then serving in the US Navy to go through a sea of depression yet come out on the other side to find a safe haven in Texas is the foundation for the album. The album depicts just that in a direct way but also uses metaphors to create imagery to capture the full emotion of this 13 song story.



Since the success of his debut single ‘No One Givin' Up’ Copperhead Jones has been rapidly building momentum, emerging as a vital new voice in the Texas Country scene. As a Navy veteran with roots in Florida and Texas, his plainspoken stories of country life have struck a chord across audiences across the country. His latest releases showcase his remarkable evolution as an artist. Blending gritty-rock energy with small-town authenticity, Copperhead’s newest songs fearlessly search for meaning and authenticity in the lives of everyday people. 
Copperhead was born in Greenville, SC and raised in Cocoa, FL. He honed his skills as a musician while attending both the University of Central Florida and Baylor University. After enlisting in the Navy, Copperhead embraced the military lifestyle. He traveled extensively, learning to connect with diverse individuals while gathering inspiration for the songs that would later form his breakthrough full -length album ‘Anchor’. 
After the warm reception of his debut, Copperhead settled in the small town of Midlothian, TX. He and his newly assembled band began performing regularly across the state, winning over devotees at every turn thanks to their impassioned, high energy shows. Battle-hardened by years on the road, Copperhead entered Steel Records Studios. The resulting tracks are the most compelling of his career, putting him in line to become a mainstay in Texas Country with songs like ‘The Creek - Steel Cuts’ and ‘Leavin This Town’.

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