- From Ruckersville, Virginia. He was born in Boone’s Camp, Kentucky and worked in the Baltimore/Washington DC area as well as in Ohio.
- Played banjo and was the leader or co-leader of several bands including the Stone Mountain Boys, Buzz Busby, the Spruce Mountain Boys and Eastern Tradition.
- He played banjo in the style of Don Reno.
- 1976, released Al Jones, Frank Necessary & The Spruce Mountain Boys album (Rounder).
- 1987, released “Frank Necessary, Al Jones and Buzz Busby” album on Old Homestead Records.
- 2011, died at the age of 76.