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Bill Jones

Bill Jones was an original member of the band Family Tree, before that band evolved to become The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.  Bill had left the Family Tree to work with a band called Granny's Bathwater, which went on to serve as the touring band for the legendary R&B singer, Martha Reeves.  He was invited to join, or rejoin, the Dares in 1974 for the It’ll Shine When It Shines album tour, and participated in the recording of the albums Car Over the Lake (1975), and Men From Earth (1976).  Bill left the band in 1977 to pursue other career opportunities.  He worked for 30 years in Nashville, New York City, Austin, Branson, and the Mediterranean, but returned to retire in his hometown of Springfield, Missouri.  He was invited to, again, return to the Daredevils in 2010, bringing back the stellar sounds of his saxophones and flute, not to mention his signature mule-jaw percussion.  Bill is “very happy to be working again with his old friends!”

 Active 1974-1977, and currently since 2010