Austin Leonard Jones

Notes from Markly: I first came into contact with Austin Leonard Jones when I bought a copy of the iconoclast Bobby Frank Brown’s extremely rare third album Prayers of a One-Man Band, re-issued by Jones’ label Del Rio Records and Tapes. Later I would discover that Austin was a very gifted singer and songwriter, and he would become one of my very favorite contemporary artists.

I recently taped an interview with him for Low Profile that will be coming out around the end of 2022, during which I learned of our mutual love of artists like the Beach Boys, Gram Parsons and Jerry Jeff Walker, and Austin carries on this legacy of musical sunshine with the best of them. Currently based in Ojai, CA, Austin will be joined by an ensemble of Olympia friends and sharing his amazing gift with the likes of you and me. Keep an eye on this guy, I reckon it won’t be long before he is a household name.



Lee Baggett

Notes from Markly: I was talking to Austin Leonard Jones about options for a supporting act, and I could hear his jaw drop over the phone when I mentioned the possibility of his Perpetual Doom Records labelmate Lee Baggett. Lee returned the same emphatic reaction when I asked him if he would jump on - each artist is a big fan of the other, but have never met. So this is going to be one for the books. Lee is best known for his involvement with Kyle Fields’ band Little Wings, as well as the Little Wings offshoot Be Gulls. But Lee, like Austin, is a solo artist in his own right. Lee lives with his family here in Olympia, but doesn’t perform locally too often, which is a damn shame and I’m glad to be doing something about it.