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Dennis Jones: My Story

I was born and raised in the small town of Monkton, Maryland, population 4,856. My family didn’t have much money, but we always had what we needed. Monkton was a great place for a kid to grow up. The area is known for its horse farms, sprawling countryside, and old, stately homes set back from the country roads. It’s beautiful.

Some weekends, my family would go to my grandparents’ place, which was literally, over the river and through the woods. Pop-Pop kept an old acoustic guitar in the corner, and I’d get excited whenever he’d pick it up and strum on it. I can still picture him sipping a glass of dandelion wine that he’d made a few years before, and sharing his amazing stories and adventures from his youth.
At age 13, I got my first guitar on Christmas day and started writing songs soon after. Thankfully, my mom and dad were very supportive of my music. After I finished all of my chores for the day, they would let me play and practice [...]
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