PJ JONES (born Patty Carlton) began singing at local talent shows on Radio & TV at the early age of 15.
After winning a major TV talent show, "Rocket to Stardom"..she formed one of the first "all Girl" country bands under the name of Patty Jones and the Country Cats, playing local country clubs, USO and Officer Clubs, etc. throughout California.
While involved in a weekly Television show in Odessa, Texas,she released a single on Gateway Records called "I'm in a Hurry". She met Waylon Jennings and signed on for a tour with him as featured "female vocalist" throughout the midwest.
PJ continued writting songs for other artists while raising her 3 daughters and building a Real Estate career.
She returned to performing with Bill Rhoads as the Country Duo "Kick Back Country" one of the West Coast's most popular country duo's; performing at County Fairs, Nevada Casinos and completing a four month tour of Alaska. They released an album of original songs "The Cowboy & the Lady" on the Roadgang label.
FUN and EXCITEMENT as she teamed up with talented daughter Lory Dobbs to form "Heart to Heart". Their blend of Traditional and New age country resulted in a unique blend "all their own". Lory played guitar and PJ played keys with the addition of a sequencer for drums & bass...giving them a "full band" sound..with the addition of their great vocals...they became a crowd pleaser on the "fair circuit" throughout California, Oregon and Nevada.. They entertained at Nevada Casinos and County Fairs in California and Oregon and released an album called "Audition".
In the last few years PJ has concentrated on her writting and in 2010' released a very entertaining album of original tunes. One of the favorites is an "upbeat" humerous tune about "drag racers" called "Drag Racing 101". This is a "must have" for anyone who races or has ever been to a drag race!
PJ (Patty Jones) AND Waylon Jennings TOUR .....
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Entertaining Album of original songs from:
Country blues like......"You're Gone". ....or
"Mama, won't you hold my hand" ...
...to "Drag racing 101" for the race fans,
"Looking for Lory", a soulful song about
missing girls....."De jaVu", which we can
all relate to..............and...........
everything in between.
The very early years.....................
Patty Jones and her "all Girl Band".....
PJ Jones & (daughter) Lory Dobbs "Heart to Heart"......
PJ and her 1972 Slant6 Demon at Woodburn Raceway.
Billy (guitar player)
TV show, Odessa, TX
Erma Carlton (PJ's Mom) Helen Wooley Patty (PJ) Millie Robinson
PJ"s Mother, (Erma Carlton) shown on the left..was also
a songwriter and wrote "Domino Twist"
recorded by : Fats Domino .
PJs' first record was "I'm in a Hurry",
written by PJ,.......and "Rosie" written
by Millie Robinson, recorded on
Freeway Records .
NOTE: PJ drives a 1972 Demon Slant6 with the Killer
Bee Drag Racing team; the 2008 & 2009 National points
She was rated #11 in the National Slant6 points championships in 2009 and the #1 woman "both" West Coast and Nationally.
2011 She was: #2 in the Slant6 National Points AND....set a new " WORLD SLANT6 D/GAS RECORD" !!!!
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PJ & (daughter) Lory
'HEART TO HEART"
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