Who Is This Guy and What Does He Want?
Hey there... my name is JW-Jones. I am from Ottawa, Canada, and my band is excited to be releasing our 7th CD, called SEVENTH HOUR. Mmmm... has a nice ring to it, eh? We've toured 17 countries and 4 continents, and through our travels we've made some cool friends.
Dan Aykroyd calls us "an amazing blues band", wrote the liner notes for one of our CDs, and even intros our promo video - http://youtu.be/NuIfTn89lcY
[SEE PRESS RELEASE FOR NEW CD BELOW]
50% of ALL donations go to CYSTIC FIBROSIS -- Plus you receive PERKS!
I have personal friends battling this fatal disease and have been involved with fund-raising through Ottawa events such as the Ottawa Senators 65 Roses Gala, golf tournaments, and the Great Strides Walk for CF.
[This is an opportunity to support this young artist, and also give to charity at the same time, split 50/50. For those of you that are interested in supporting CF directly, and not through this campaign for JW-Jones, please visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca]
Real music requires your support! In a time where so much has gone to the digital world, we're playing real grooves through tube-amps and Hammond organs to keep everything right in the music world. We've been playing blues, rock'n'roll, and swing for over a decade. Though we're slowly moving up the food chain, we can't do it without your help.
We're looking to raise a total of $6,000 (don't forget, half goes to Cystic Fibrosis) to cover the costs of manufacturing and shipping of promo CDs to radio, television, venues, and blues societies that will help us create a buzz about this wicked project. It's not cheap to get the CD into the hands of each contact, but it's important! They are the people that make it possible for us to continue writing, recording, and playing live music... and we like making music... to entertaining good folks like you!
The best part about Indie GoGo is that no pledge goes unrewarded! On the right-hand side of the screen - http://www.indiegogo.com/JW-Jones-New-CD-and-donation-to-Cystic-Fibrosis - you will notice a list of "perks" that we will offer in return for pledging your support.
We hope to reach our goal... so please read over all of the info, check out our photos and videos, and feel free to comment on whatever you feel is worthy while you're at it!
Other Ways You Can Help
One of the best things that you can do to help us reach this goal is to spread the word to as many people as possible! In this fancy modern age, word of mouth is the best messenger - so please pass this along through Facebook, Twitter, etc. We can make this happen!
BREAKING BOUNDARIES WITH NEW CD, SEVENTH HOUR
Canada's Top Touring Bluesman, JW-Jones, is moving up with a boundary-breaking CD.
On his 7th release, aptly titled Seventh Hour, Jones has teamed up with multi-Juno award-winning artist/producer, Steve Dawson, to mix the album.
Previous releases have featured legendary guests Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters) and David "Fathead" Newman (Ray Charles); heavy-hitters Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Charlie Musselwhite; two of the most innovative guitarists of our time, Little Charlie Baty and Junior Watson; and Canadian billboard favorite Colin James. Jones has cut records from Hollywood to Sun Studios in Memphis.
Guitar World magazine featured a CD called Guitar Masters Vol. 2 that put Jones alongside guitar stars B.B. King, Jimmy Page, and Carlos Santana, among others, and he recently landed an endorsement deal with Gibson guitars.
After performing in 17 countries, 4 continents, and releasing 6 critically acclaimed discs, it's time for a change. No famous guests. No fancy studios. This is JW-Jones and his band doing what they do best - right at home, recorded in J-Dub's living room by his go-to engineer for the last decade, Jason Jaknunas. Tracked on a crisp fall weekend, this cool release is sure to stir up some discussion about where his music is going, as he soars in a vibrant new direction.
Shattering visual boundaries is also an integral part of this project. Art director and commercial photographer Mitch Lenet (Panasonic, Subaru, Bell) has developed a concept for this package with cutting edge-technology that is guaranteed to turn heads in the music and fashion world. Cyrus Hogg brings it all to life with the graphic design.
While keeping one foot firmly planted in the roots he came from, Jones believes that appealing to a younger audience is the most important way to ensure the evolution of blues-based music.
And without further adieu, here it is folks... 'Seventh Hour'. Play it loud.