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JW Jones, 2020 Best North American Blues Guitarist at Hotel Congress Plaza

November 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$15 – $20

--JW-Jones-- Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows!

After winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones started working on his 12th release 'Everything Now', an all-original project with special guest Jimmie Vaughan, and production by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar).

"Songs! It's all about the songs!" said the JUNO-nominated Jones, whose searing axeman ship has been praised in recent years by legendary blues artists Buddy Guy and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones). "While there are plenty of burning lead guitar solos, I wanted to open up and get more personal than ever with the lyrics. From the true story 'Papa's in the Pen' to 'When You Left' that I sang with tears rolling down my cheeks about my mother's passing, these are stories that I feel like I can finally share through my music." JW penned the entire album with Dick Cooper and Gordie.

This album features some heavyweight instrumental support; The Texas Horns, Stanton Moore, Aaron Sterling, Rob McNelly, and includes unchartered sonic territory for Jones with real strings on the exceptional 'To Tell You The Truth (I Lied)".

The recordings were produced in Austin, Texas with multi-platinum-selling artist and producer Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar, as well as in Ottawa with long-time collaborator Eric Eggleston.

The frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally requested sit-in with the likes of 8-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues-rock icon George Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents.

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