Roots Ensemble

The Roots Ensemble mixes originals from the catalogue of Christopher Mark Jones' five albums and selected covers by artists like Keb Mo, John Hiatt, The Band, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, the Neville Brothers. Mose Allison, Don Williams, Tom Waits and Little Feat. Christopher has busked in Paris, toured Europe and the U.S. as a songwriter, and led bands in Boston and Pittsburgh. Other members include Vince Camut (electric and pedal steel guitars), a Johnstown native and Berklee School of Music graduate, a full-time guitar teacher who has played in country bands, with Tracy Drach, Ben Shannon and Heather Kropf and is an in-demand session player; Eric Kurtzrock (drums and vocals) a producer, engineer and session player, who played jazz, rock and bluegrass in New York City and San Francisco before returning to his native Pittsburgh, and Jim Spears (bass), a technical writer who has played with B.E.Taylor, Bill Toms, and Marc Reisman, among others, as well as appearing on four CMJ albums.


Contact Christopher at or 412-576-4886.