Gaia Jones is an American songstress from Tallahassee, Florida. Her music blends a gypsy soul with country heart.
How would you describe your style?
Rebel gypsy soul with a country heart.
Why do you do what you do?
Music is the way I connect to the world around me. Through sharing my stories and those of people I’ve met along the way.
Ambition or talent: which matters more to you?
They are two halves of the whole. The talent and creative expression is the divinely feminine energy and the drive behind it is the divine masculine energy. They exist to see what they can become together.
What inspires you to create music?
Life inspires me. There are stories to be told, hearts to connect, and souls to move.
How did you find the scouting process in Rehegoo?
I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the talent recruiter. While it seemed too good to be true, it’s honestly been such a smooth and supportive process.
How did you feel when signing a contract with Rehegoo?
A little nervous at first. It feels like sending your kid off to daycare or leaving them with a babysitter for the first time. We made this beautiful thing and it’s hard to let someone else in and trust they will love what you made as much as you do.
What is the greatest achievement of your career so far?
The friendships I’ve made. From every walk of life we come together in a shared passion for creation through music. I’ve had some amazing opportunities to work with many talented musicians. From multiplatinum rock stars to local musical geniuses and even new fans. The greatest achievement is always the experience itself.
What has been the biggest obstacle?
My own ego. Trying to make something perfect instead of letting it just be what it is. Allowing music to be authentic.
What is the best and worst gig you have ever played?
One of the best and worst gigs I played was on top of a bridge to 30,000 people. It was an incredibly unique event. We had to be pre screened by the FBI, loaded our gear into vans and trailers, escorted to the middle of the bridge by police in the wee dark hours of the morning. It was freezing and I am not a morning person! As the sun rose over the freezing waters of Cooper River, South Carolina, we began to play to a fog covered expanse. We played on a trailer connected to a generator and the back of a pick up truck. Our audience for the first few songs were firetrucks and police cars. Soon there were athletes in wheelchairs soaring past as we played on. Then groups of runners began running past cheering US as we played on. For two hours our hands freezing and our legs trembling we played on. It was such a joyful and beautiful experience. We played to 30,000 marathon participants that day along with ten other bands and solo musicians. We were a live Playlist of music for one of the largest 5k runs in the United States. I am truly grateful for the experience.
What is your worst and best fan moment?
I don’t have the worst moment.
The best moment is every time I perform and the audience engages, dances, and smiles back.
What is a favorite song of yours?
The next one. I fall in love with every new project I get to work on. Each song has a story behind it and a beautiful journey of its own.
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