Zac Brown Band adds first female band member Caroline Jones: She’s a ‘bada– musician’
The latest news comes from a musician who lives in the same building as her.
On February 18, the Zac Brown Band put the wraps on their first set together in several months. The band members — Zac Brown, Zac Brown Band bassist Josh Leo, and drummer Jon Friedman — all came out to greet new member Caroline Jones, a “bada– musician” (a word that she has coined for herself). Jones had joined the Zac Brown Band in the middle of the year, and their first show together took place just over four months later.
Before that, she was without a band or a label, because she is a solo artist. She was only 24 years old when she released her debut EP and a full-length record in mid-November 2018. She is also an “artist, educator, and arts administrator,” according to her website.
After a few months, she released her second EP, “We Are Not Alone,” and she’s announced a few events that she’ll be attending: “I will be appearing at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest as well as the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the 2019 Texas South by Southwest in Austin on music and culture programming,” she said in a Facebook post. “I will also be performing in Austin for a very important music event called ‘A Night in Austin: From Past to Present.’”
There are also several reasons why Jones wants to connect with the Zac Brown Band. She wants to share a message she heard at the Grammys: “We just need to acknowledge all music coming from different backgrounds, and all cultures.”
“I just need to say that I think it’s important for all of us to hear the music that we are not alone in this world,” Jones said in an interview with The Undefeated.
“People, particularly African Americans, get forgotten and treated in certain ways about their music and their culture. I feel like I can play with and support these music groups because they are my peers in my community,” she said.
Jones says she sees her music as “more