JW-JONES – BLUELISTED
Featuring Little Charlie Baty, Junior Watson, Richard Innes, and Larry Taylor – with liner notes by Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues)
It’s not even released yet, and the phone is ringing off-the-hook from clubs, festivals, and radio stations foaming at the mouth for this highly anticipated release. Festival directors want to see the bands high energy stage show that receives rave reviews across the globe, and the House of Blues Radio Hour has called Jones on his Australian tour for an interview as per the request of Hollywood celebrity, Mr. Aykroyd himself.
People have been asking for a more “guitar driven” JW-Jones album for years… and now is the time. Guest stars Little Charlie Baty (The Nightcats) and Junior Watson are on board marking the first time the two most innovative blues guitarists to surface in the last three decades have played together on the same tracks. This has been called “a recording of historical importance”.
To add another twist, Charlie plays some mean harmonica on one track while Junior backs him with raw emotion on his guitar.
Innes and Taylor have worked together with artists such as the Hollywood Fats Band, Buddy Guy, Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, Kid Ramos, Junior Watson and Lynwood Slim. Separately, Richard has toured and/or recorded with Little Richard, Albert Collins and Smokey Wilson. Larry is currently touring with Tom Waits, and has worked with artists such as Canned Heat, The Monkees, John Mayall, John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, and Little Milton and appears on approximately 500 recordings.
Plus the band is very excited to announce (another) collaboration with Hollywood Celebrity fan and friend, Dan Aykroyd. The original blues brother has written the CD liner notes for the upcoming release.
Even though Aykroyd is a household name, and people know him from his most famous movie and television roles (Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Pearl Harbor, and 95 Episodes of Saturday Night Live), he is also well respected in the industry for his writing talents as the mastermind behind the Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Coneheads, and more.
An excerpt from the liner notes says “JW’s pure, honest singing plus guitar stars sprinkled throughout on crisp covers and cool originals make this record a yellow dot must-buy addition to the catalog for his fans and for new enthusiasts who are getting to know him.”
This record is definitely special, and with the help of Mr. Aykroyd, it has just gone to the next level.