Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, and most recently, George Thorogood and Tinsley Ellis... after opening for these greats, and touring the US, Canada, and Europe for years, Dennis Jones and his band are now HEADLINING! 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. Guitar Shorty and others!
He also spent three years playing guitar with The Bus Boys (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.
Since 2003, Dennis has released 7 successful CDs, and a DVD. All released on his own label, Blue Rock Records. Each and every release has met with rave reviews. The new album "Soft Hard & Loud" was released on 10/16/2020 and quickly rose to #1 and remained in the Top 10 for 12 weeks. You can hear his music on many blues & roots radio stations in the US and around the world.
Soft Hard & Loud - Top reviews!
If it isn’t in your collection yet, don’t hesitate to add it. In my humble opinion, this one has Blues Rock Album of the Year stamped all over it - American Blues Scene - JD Nash
Jones mixes his signature blues-rock with some great songwriting. I am surprised and thrilled with how much I like this album. This is the best I ever heard from Dennis Jones - Making A Scene Review - Richard Ludmerer
For me personally, there is no doubt: this album is truly an inspired refreshment on the blues scene. Don't hesitate for a second, get your copy of this great album as soon as possible - Blues Corner - Soundguardian (Croatia)
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, Billy F Gibbons
Lived + played in Europe in his late teens, where his musical style and tastes further developed
Performed at the Big Blues Bender - Las Vegas, NV, 2019 - 2022
Performed on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Pacific, October 2014
Won the International Blues Competition, Memphis, 2004, as part of Zac Harmon’s Band
Played lead guitar with Brian O’Neal and the BusBoys, 2001-2003
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 George Thorogood, 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.
Supporting act for George Thorogood & The Destroyers 2021
Alpine Country Blues Festival, Alpine, AZ, 2019 - 2021
Blues & Bones Festival, Angels Camp, CA, 2021 (HEADLINER)
Tucson Blues Festival, Tucson, AZ, 2018 - 2021 (HEADLINER)
European Tour, January, 2020
Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas, NV, 2019
Australia Tour, 2019
Folsom Live, Folsom, CA, 2018
Blues & Bones Festival Eagle, ID (HEADLINER) 2018
New Blues Festival, Long Beach, CA, 2018
Gator by the Bay, San Diego, CA, 2017
Bonita Blues Festival, Bonita Springs, FL, 2017
Tall City Blues Festival, Midland, TX
Hot August Music Festival, Baltimore, MD
Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 2014
Riverfront Blues Festival, Libby, MT (HEADLINER)
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Pacific Coast, MEXICO
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, Simi Valley, CA
Doheny Blues Festival, Dana Point, CA
Yuma River Daze Music Festival, Yuma, AZ
San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ, San Diego, CA
Las Vegas Brews & Blues, Las Vegas, NV (HEADLINER)
Labor Day Music Festival, LA Memorial Coliseum, CA
Tucson Blues & Heritage Festival, Tucson, AZS
Irvine Lake Blues Festival, Irvine Lake, CA
Paramount Blues Festival, Grafton, WI