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Dennis Jones

Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues. And he isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today. Dennis has written songs for other notable artists as well.

He also spent a few years playing guitar with TheBusBoys (the boys are back in town) and with The Zac Harmon Band, when they won first place in the 2004 Blues Music Awards Competition in Memphis TN.

CD/DVD Releases

Since 2003, Dennis Jones has released 6 successful CDs, and a DVD, on his own label, Blue Rock Records. Each and every one of these has met with rave reviews. The August 2018 release, WE3 LIVE, peaked at #3 on Roots Music Report. All of his music is still being played on blues & roots radio stations in the US and around the world.

Top reviews.

The genre is contemporary blues, and Jones plays serious guitar with the heart of a bluesman and the soul of a Baptist minister. Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar Magazine

I highly recommend this album for anybody that loves and appreciates guitar Blues done Magnificently. Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7, Melbourne Australia


Movies

Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn is an award-nominated film documentary about a legendary Los Angeles blues club. Dennis Jones is one of the many talented musicians featured in the 2013 film alongside Keb’ Mo, Deacon Jones, and Barbara Morrison, to name a few. Additionally, Jon Lindstrom’s 2013 film, How We Got Away With It, features a Dennis Jones original tune, Passion for the Blues. The film entitled, Sea of Fear, featured Deep Blues, from his first album.


Blues Music Industry Taking Note

In January, 2014, Dennis Jones was honored to accept an invitation from the Blues Foundation to serve as a Judge at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN, as well as to host its annual All Star Jam on Beale St. Previously, in May, 2012, Dennis served as an onstage Awards Presenter at the Blues Music Awards. Back in 2004, Dennis Jones played in the Zac Harmon Band when they won the IBC!


It’s risky to make predictions, but if anyone has a legitimate shot at filling the blues guitar hero void it is Dennis Jones. He has the head, heart and hands to do it.” – Dave Rubin, “Keeping the Blues Alive” award winning journalism


Dennis continues to work hard to achieve the next level of musical success. Increased touring and greater exposure to new fans will undoubtedly make this band a household name. If you need some Blues You Can Rock To, then it’s time to check out Dennis Jones Band.


Quick Facts about Dennis Jones…·

Born and raised in Baltimore County, Maryland· Began playing guitar at age 13

Influences include Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, The 3 Kings

Lived + played in Europe in his late teens, where his musical style and tastes further developed

Stint with Brian O’Neal and the BusBoys, 2001-2003

Won the International Blues Competition, Memphis, 2004, as part of Zac Harmon’s Band

Performed on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Pacific, October 2014

Produced 2011 DVD release, Live at the Temecula Theater

Award Presenter at the renowned Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN, in 2012·

Produced Four Shades of Blue, live at the New Daisy Theater on Beale St., Memphis, TN, in May 2012, featuring the Dennis Jones Band, Zac Harmon, Eddie Turner, and special guest, Lazy Lester·

Opened for such greats as Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Dick Dale, and the Experience Hendrix Tour·

Plays popular and respected Blues Festivals around the US and the world including Mammoth Bluesapalooza, Doheny, New Blues Festival Long Beach, Irvine Lake, Paramount, etc.· Overseas Tours include Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia. 

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

  • August 20, 2019
    Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Olympic Valley, CA
     
  • September 8, 2019
    Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas, NV
     
  • September 19, 2019
    Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
     
  • September 20, 2019
    The Saloon, San Francisco, CA
     
  • September 21, 2019
    The Torch Club, Sacramento, CA
     

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