Columbia Jones and the Harpoons

Blues/Roots Rock

As a Jack-of-all-trades, Columbia has done it all. He was a finalist in the 2023 Telluride Solo blues challenge, a nationally touring Folk artist, and the drummer for an Americana band. But Columbia's voice as an artist is what sets him apart.

Columbia Jones has always been very vulnerable both in his song writing and in his personal life. His songs read like a journal of his life detailing  every aspect of it. His first album I'm a Terrible Human Being dealt with his wrestle of becoming a father without being a traditional 9-5er. His second album spoke of the struggles we often conceal from others and his newest album Songs in an Empty House detail his recent divorce. Columbia also has a remarkable singing voice. From soft folk ballads to all out rock and roll, Columbia has the pipes to be heard. No matter the venue, his voice is always the highlight of the performance delivering power, accuracy, and emotion.

After over 10 years of performing as a musician, Columbia has built an impressive resume. Multiple national tours booked by himself, competitions, 50-100 shows a year, 3 albums, and a handful of EPs. While many musicians come and go, Columbia has remained a staple of the Salt Lake City Blues and Folk scene. His combination of hard work and talent has also garnered him respect from venues all over the intermountain west. A relationship he continues to nurture by going on tour twice a year. 

These days he fronts Columbia Jones and the Harpoons: A powerful mix of Blues and Southern rock with a horn section. The songs go from groovy to powerful eliciting all the emotions that Columbia wants his audience to feel.

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