Monday, March 01, 2010

Swinging March Break w/ J-W Jones @ 11th edition of Viree Blues Boreale

Right back from the famous Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, our next guest has just completed the recording of his 6th album “Midnight Memphis Sun” that will be launched next May 1st. This adventure was carried through with Hubert Sumlin, legendary Blues guitarist who has been proclaimed one of the 100 best guitarists of all times by Rolling Stone magazine, and Charlie Musselwhite, legendary harmonicist with 18 W.C. Awards and 6 Grammy nominations. And it’s here with you, for March Break, that they’ll make a return to our region to cut their teeth on this all new material, before the highly expected launch. As we at Viree Blues Boreale already often demonstrated, talent can come very early; this young 29 year old Bluesman, twice nominated at the Mapple Blues Awards, in 2008 and 2009 in the “Electric Artist of the Year” and “Guitarist of the Year” categories will prove it this time, right here with his all new show, inspired from his soon to be released album.

Despite being present on the Guitar Masters vol 2 compilation, together with guitar legends B.B.King, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck as well as Carlos Santana, and having been on the move for 12 years now, this group remains less known in our region! This is easily understood when one checks their tour schedule of the last few years: With 6 CDs, they have given over 1200 performances in some 200 cities in 13 countries on 4 continents! Indeed JW-Jones have mostly performed on major stages in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Brazil. This allowed the group to rub shoulders with the likes of Junior Watson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rusty Zinn, Rick Holmstrom, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets and with the legendary Hubert Sumlin ... among others. And now, they, themselves have been labeled “Amazing Blues Band” by famous Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd. After listening to a show by the Great B.B. King in 1995, JW-Jones immediately traded his drumming career for the guitar. His voice that he developed in the style of the great vocalists of the 40's and 50's, stressing the feelings and the good vibrations, allows him to go from the Chicago Blues to the Rhythm’N’ Blues and even into Jazz, on occasions. Unanimously recognized by his peers and granted the “Electric Act of the Year” title by the Mapple Blues Awards, his Opus 4, « Kissing In 29 Days » confirms the writing and composing talents of JW- Jones. A real musical feast, with numerous gems, it is mostly made of JW’s original compositions. But in 2008, JW-Jones shows up even better with an album already considered “historic”. Bluelist, features two of the East Coast’s most influential guitarists: Little Charlie Baty and Junior Watson who perform together on the same track for the first time in their total of 70 years of career! And, as if it wasn’t enough, they perform with a highly renown rhythm section: Richard Innes on drums and Larry Taylor on bass.

On stage, the group goes for full performance with Martin Regimbald on bass, Jeff Asselin on drums, all under the direction of JW- Jones, who is: "One of this country's top Blues guitar stars" according to the Globe and Mail. So it’s a rendez-vous to celebrate March Break energetically which qualifies the JW-Jones Blues Band since it’s very beginnings. They will be on stage on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at 8h00 p.m. at Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, in the Old Hull sector. For inquiries or interviews, please contact Alexandre Petit at:

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