Sunday, April 6, 2008

Review -- THE JW-JONES BLUES BAND -- Kissing In 29 Days

KISSING IN 29 DAYS
The JW-Jones Blues Band
Northernblues Music
8-out-of-10
The JW Jones Blues Band are one of Canada's best young swing blues band. These guys can really cook with a style that is all energy and toe-tapping beat.
This is the band's fourth album and features the legendary Ray Charles sax player, David "Fathead" Newman, and boy does he add some hot spice to this disk. He simply cooks up a storm on Here She Comes.
Brian James the band's regular sax man cooks his own hop chops on cuts like Hey Girl!, and I Don't Want to Hear, and is a perfect compliment to the band.
Of course JW himself is among the blues breed who earn their living based on their skills as a guitar slinger, aka the likes of David Gogo. And wait 'til you hear Jones on songs such as All My Money. One listen to the solo here and you get the message this guy wants to be thought of among the guitar elite.
Overall, this CD is a fat, and fun excursion. There are 14 songs on this Northernblues Music release, and you can easily understand why this great little Canadian label has JW Jones on its roster.
The hot stylings of the band have been noticed critically too, as they have earned them a national award for Electric Act of the Year at Toronto's Maple Blues Awards.
This is a smokin', high energy effort worth checking out at www.northernblues.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper April 2, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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