Drums, Percussion, Production

Phil Jones, drummer and percussionist, has performed live and in studio with Crabby Appleton, Tom Petty, (drums and percussion on Full Moon Fever, Freefallin', I Won't Back Down, Runnin' Down A Dream) Rolling Stones (Voodoo Lounge), Roy Orbison (You Got It), Joe Walsh, Waddy Wachtel, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, JD Souther, Terry Reid, Randy Newman, Cracker, plus many more.  Based in Los Angeles, California, Phil is always looking for high quality music to play and musicians to play it with.


Pegi Young and The Survivors Tour November 2014 

Sun 11/09/14        San Juan Capistrano, CA    The Coach House Concert Hall            

Tue 11/11/14        Tucson, AZ    Fox Tucson Theatre    
Thu 11/13/14        Denver, CO    Lost Lake    
Sun 11/16/14        Chicago, IL    Schubas Tavern    
Mon 11/17/14        Pontiac, MI    Pike Room    

Wed 11/19/14        New York, NY    Rockwood Music Hall    
Thu 11/20/14        Cambridge, MA    Atwoods Tavern    
Fri 11/21/14        Philadelphia, PA    Tin Angel    
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Rick Rosas 

Ricky and I made music together for nearly 25 years. We were a team, a "section". I will miss him greatly on stage and in life.

God bless you, Rick. Rest In Peace.


Back on tour with Pegi Young & The Survivors  

Phil began another tour this week with Pegi Young & The Survivors including Spooner Oldham on piano, Kelvin Holly on guitar, Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) on bass replacing Rick Rosas for this tour, and Phil Jones on drums.They are excited about being out supporting Bracing With Impact as well as performing some new songs from Pegi's upcoming album to be released in October.  Check out the tour schedule  HERE!

Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association Inducts Phil Jones to the Hall of Fame 

Inducted: 2013
Hometown: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Category: Artist


Phil Jones, drummer and percusionsist, has had an impressive career having performed live and in studio with artists such as Crabby Appleton, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Joe Walsh, Waddy Wachtel, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, JD Souther, Terry Reid, Randy Newman, Cracker, and many others.

Phil moved to Los Angeles from Iowa in 1969 to play rock and roll.  His first band was Oskar, and was fronted by Lee… Read more

Phil Jones' ONE cd featured in Drumhead Magazine 

Phil Jones’ (Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Waddy Wachtel Band) first solo release is a six song EP in the fundamental rock/reggae style.  Four are written by Phil, along with two covers including the 1970 Crabby Appleton hit “Go Back” and the 1969 hit “Baby Come Back” by The Equals.  The music is world-rhythmic, driven by drums and percussion; it features powerful, gritty guitars with Memphis and New Orleans style horns; and is both anthemic and unpretentious.  Musicians include Spooner Oldham, Blondie Chaplin… Read more

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Black Rose Tavern, Pico and Robertson, Los Angeles

Join us at this Waddy Wachtel Band show! Great musicians playing fantastic songs. Rick Rosas will be out of town, but Al Ortiz will be sitting in for him.

10 bucks at the door Age limit: 21+