Shawn Jones (born 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is an American singer-songwriter and the founding member of the indie rock group The Lovely Sparrows.
Jones began singing, songwriting and playing music at age 10. He studied at Oklahoma City University and graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance. in Oklahoma City. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Shawn Jones formed The Lovely Sparrows in 2005. 2006's EP Pulling Up Floors... began the transition into more avant-garde finger picked folk music and "was a brutally wrought pop gem" and "retains the ironic slant of his songwriting while deftly layering dense orchestral arrangements..." 2008's full length Bury the Cynics continued to expand on these ideas and explored larger, more developed instrumental arrangements. He has been said to have a "gift for wordplay", with lyrics described as "brainy...startling imagery."
Jones has recorded, toured and played with several bands over the past ten yea