JW-Jones - Bio

J W Jones   "One of this country's top blues guitar stars" writes the Globe and Mail about 27-year old JW-Jones.

JW-Jones has played throughout the world (CANADA, USA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA BRAZIL) and has been invited to share the stage with some of the biggest names in blues today (to play with, not open for), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Watson, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rusty Zinn Rick Holmstrom, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, The Mannish Boys, the legendary Hubert Sumlin, and many more.

Whether recording/touring with Jeff Asselin, and Martin Régimbald, or adding the heavy grooves of Jesse Whiteley on organ, the musicians with Jones always add a powerful energy to the stage.

During a special appearance with the band, Hollywood celebrity and fan, Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) said "
this is an amazing blues band, and I've played with the best!"

Their third album,
My Kind Of Evil (2004), was produced by multi-Grammy nominee Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), and features Canadian guest star Colin James on two smokin' tracks.

Adding a fourth CD to their collection,
Kissing in 29 Days (2006), featured the legendary Ray Charles sax player, David "Fathead" Newman.

Their discs have garnered radio-play worldwide, including heavy rotation on some commercial radio stations, and features on shows such as the internationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour. The buzz this band has created over the last few years earned them a national award for Electric Act of the Year at Toronto's Maple Blues Awards and rave reviews throughout the globe. With their heavy schedule, this ranks the band as one of the hardest touring blues acts in the country.

2008 will welcome the band's fifth release with NorthernBlues Music,
BLUELISTED, featuring the two most influential blues guitarists on the west coast; Little Charlie Baty, and Junior Watson, playing together on the same tracks for the first time in a combined 70 year career. This first time collaboration has been called "a recording of historic importance". It also features arguably the best rhythm section in blues, Richard Innes on drums and Larry Taylor on bass, and liner notes written by none other than "Elwood Blues" himself, Dan Aykroyd.

JW-Jones and his blues band are ready to take on any challenge, and with their unique sound, they are going to set the world on fire one country at a time!
  • Canada’s top touring blues act – 13 countries over 4 continents so far.

  • Winner of Electric Act of the Year at the 2005 Maple Blues Awards

  • Worked with top US and Canadian blues artists such as Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Colin James, David “Fathead” Newman, Larry Taylor, Little Charlie Baty.