You have arrived at the Internet home of Jonathan Maness. I am a multi-instrumentalist and producer in the Knoxville, TN area.
I love playing guitar. I fell in love with the sound of the steel-string acoustic guitar at an early age, and I love it. For the purposes of this site, that's all you need to know about me. I want to be an artisan.
Now my first attempts at guitar were in the vein of such bluegrass flatpickers as Doc Watson, Tony Rice, and Bryan Sutton, but I also love Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chet Atkins, Joe Pass, John Williams, Brad Paisley, etc. I am trying to find a way to incorporate all the guitar sounds I can into a recognizable style of acoustic playing that creates an emotional response like the names above do in me.
Best Regards, Jonathan Maness
Mountain Soulhas a record available on all the major digital outlets and also available from Anteflow Records' online store. The record features Daniel and Shawn Kimbro's originals as well as a smattering of material from songwriters from all over the Southeast. Mountain Soul performs newgrass music with a no holds barred experimental twist.