JW-JONES TO RECORD NEW CD WITH 8-TIME JUNO AWARD & GRAMMY WINNER COLIN LINDEN IN NASHVILLE!
“JW-Jones is ready to take his place among the greater blues-based musicians of the 21st century, and I’m honoured to work on his new record” says Colin Linden.
Since recording ‘Belmont Boulevard’, which received a JUNO Award nomination, Maple Blues Award nomination, held the #1 position on roots radio stations across Canada for 13 weeks, and catapulted him to the Billboard Top 10 Blues charts in the USA – Jones has definitely been bitten by the Nashville recording bug. “Seeing the way things operate down there was an eye-opening experience to say the least, and I just couldn’t imagine doing this new album anywhere else.”
With every release, Jones makes it a point to explore new musical relationships. “I’ve been a fan of Colin Linden’s for as long as I have been recording, and to finally get a chance to work with him on my ninth studio project is going to be really special for me.”
Besides being an 8-time JUNO and GRAMMY winner, Colin is the musical director for the hit ABC-TV series ‘Nashville’ (and appears on screen regularly), has played on roughly 400 releases, and over 100 albums bear the “Produced by Colin Linden” credit (Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, Colin James). He is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a singer and songwriter of great skill, an in-demand and prolific record producer, a sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and, for the past decade-plus, a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
JW-Jones’ career has been steadily trending upward with no signs of slowing down. Last year, Buddy Guy performed with this dapper guitar-slinger in Chicago, then invited JW to trade-riffs with him on two sold-out Canadian dates, and joined Jones on stage at his club ‘Legends’ last fall, making it a total of four times in seven months that he’s supported this young artist. It wasn’t just Buddy Guy that wanted Jones to join him on stage, as Woodstock legends, Canned Heat invited him to be their special guest on two festivals the same year. All of this, as well as words of encouragement and support from Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, and the late Johnny Winter are reminders that Jones is on the right track.
In early 2016, Jones and his band toured the UK for the first time, creating a buzz that resulted in glowing endorsements from members of Vintage Trouble, The Hoax, and Joe Bonamassa’s UK publicist, Peter Noble. JW plays over 100 high-energy electric shows per year and has now toured in twenty-two countries and four continents. The band was also requested directly from George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ management to open several Canadian tour dates in 2016.
This ninth release will feature his touring band, Laura Greenberg and Mathieu Lapensée, as well as an all-star cast of session musicians that will be announced soon. There may even be a tasty duet in the works!