Sunday, June 26, 2022

Local teen wins national songwriting challenge with musical exploration of racism in America


Adam Jones, a recent graduate of Clover Hill High, at home with his electric bass. Jones, 19, wrote, arranged and recorded “A Father’s Fear/ Mardi Gras,” which won him the opportunity to produce his song with Broadway musicians. ASH DANIEL

Several months before cities across America erupted in protest last year over the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Chesterfield County teen Adam Jones already was exploring the topics of systemic racism and police brutality through the lens of artistic expression.

Over the course of two weeks in late 2019 and early 2020, Jones wrote, arranged, orchestrated and recorded (with help fr...

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