Columbia Jones and the Harpoons

Blues/Roots Rock

For 5 years, Columbia Jones fronted a Folk/Rock One Man band that took him across the country. But sleeping in a car and playing 3 hours shows by yourself can be lonely. After the pandemic, it was time to go bigger. No longer a solo musician on a side stage, Columbia recruited drums, bass, and a horn player while doning an electric guitar. Now, its a whole new ball game. Like captain Ahab, Columbia has boarded a new vessel to capture his white whale with The Harpoons in tow.

The Harpoons draw heavy influence from Blues artists at the very beginning of Rock and Roll. Then combine that with the songwriting and modern players making their name in this modern age. Artists like Marcus King Band, Tedeski Trucks Band, Kingfish, Gary Clark Jr., and even The Black Keys. Each performance is a gritty night of music led by the powerful vocals of Columbia Jones. 

Columbia Jones One Man Band


Columbia Jones is a nationally-touring singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and baseball card enthusiast. What began as his blues-fueled busking experiment on the street corners of Salt Lake City, quickly evolved into a nationally-touring act with a handful of well-received singles and one full-length album, “I'm a Terrible Human Being,” under his belt. 

Jones’ songs are earnest reflections of the everyday American experience paired with a sound that blends the best elements of Americana, Folk, Country, and Rock. His versatility as a musician is evident in the wide range of instruments and musical styles covered in his studio recordings, as well as onstage his on-stage performance, where gentle acoustic ballads can easily shift to a lively on-stage folk frenzy. Spectators of the this One Man Band can expect to see him perform on guitar while kicking a bass drum, foot tambourine, and some live looping. 

Columbia Jones had shared the stage with regional, national, and international artists. Here are few of them:

Mason Jennings

Goodnight, Texas

The Talbot Brothers

Shane Hall

Arcadian Wild

National Park Radio

Jeff Crosby and the Refugees

Pixie and the Partygrass Boys

Michael Barrow and the Tourists


Columbia has also played in 20 different states and even once in Canada. Below are a number of notable venues Columbia and his band have performed in.

The State Room, SLC UT

The Olympic, Boise ID

Frankie's Blue Room, Chicago IL

Dee's Country Club, Nashville TN

Lafayette's, Memphis TN

The Silver Dollar Bar, Jackson WY

O.P. Rockwell, Park City UT

The Reef, Boise ID

Buckhorn Bar, Laramie WY

The Cabin, Park City UT