If you were here last year, you probably heard of the College Radio Day Parade – a loving ode to College Radio Day created by 88.1 The ‘Burg featuring a parade and live music at the El Mira in Downtown Ellensburg. Well now, it’s time for year two. And with experience comes expertise, so this year, The ‘Burg is pulling out all the stops and making the College Radio Day celebration bigger, better and Ayron Jones-er.
If you didn’t know, Ayron Jones and The Way is a heavy rock trio that literally drips with pure talent. The energy, sound and emotion that these three guys can create will have you swearing that there’s at least nine people on stage. Their music sounds like a mixture between the heavy vocals of Seven Mary Three, with the masterful guitar work of Jimmy Hendrix and the technical drumming prowess of Dream Theatre or Avenged Sevenfold with the late Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.
I can’t oversell how much talent Ayron Jones and The Way has. It’s not possible. They were here last year, and while only about 30 students showed up to check out their FREE show (okay, it was the Friday before Mother’s Day, but still) they were treated to one of the best live shows Ellensburg has ever seen. Yeah, I know Macklemore was here before he took off, and I’m aware we had Phillips Phillips but honestly, I would put Ayron Jones up there with some of the greats of rock ‘n’ roll.
Look at this video. He’s playing the guitar with a drum stick. WITH A DRUM STICK.
At this year’s College Radio Day celebration, make sure to check out Ayron Jones and The Way. They’ll be the guys on stage rocking your socks off. And remember to support your College Radio State of the Year, 88.1 The ‘Burg. Ayron Jones and The Way starts at 9:15 p.m. on the stage behind Iron Horse Brewery.
For more information, check out the calendar listing here.