Arden Jones at Cafe Du Nord

words/photos Jennie Book

Hometown boy Arden Jones hit the stage of Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco ready to go with his two piece band and a ton of energy, and the crowd was right with him the whole time. Getting right into hits like “Smile,” “Not Afraid At All,” and “Mr. Sunshine” had everybody singing with him, and the sold out space was alive with happy energy from beginning to end.

Jones has been quoted talking about his song “Smile,” saying, “In this day and age we choose to only show the best parts of our lives without showing the emotions behind them. ‘Smile’ is about the mask we put on to show the outside world that we have everything under control.” With almost 1m youTube views on that song alone, his message is clearly resonating with fans.