Dennis Jones Bio
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 unlike some others, he isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today.
Since 2003 Dennis has released five original CDs and a DVD that were meet with rave reviews. "Both Sides of the Track" The new 2016 release from Dennis Jones has been in the Top 20 since it's release in February 2016. With the stand out songs Enjoy The Ride, Mr Right, The Machine and Lonely Joint being played on BB Kings Bluesville and many other blues and root stations around the US and other country's
Top reviews for Both Sides of the Track
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
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, Long Beach, Irvine Lake, Paramount, etc.· Tours of Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland