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Passion For The Blues - 2006
Falling Up - 2003

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Blues guitarist Dennis Jones has just released his second CD, "Passion For The Blues" on Blue Rock Records. Dennis' musical style and guitar prowess pays homage to many of his favorite artists. With smooth vocals and memorable original songs, Dennis also does great renditions of classic tunes as well. Following the success of his previously released CD, "Falling Up", that was more of an eclectic blues recording produced by Brian O'Neal of the Busboys, Dennis describes his latest offering as, "In Your Face Blues."

A working blues man playing several gigs per month at clubs and festivals, "Passion For The Blues" captures the electricity of Dennis' live shows that Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine called "an electrifying set of tunes." A live instrumental, "Slam Jam" with new bass player Tony Ruiz appropriately closes the CD. Of the ten tracks eight are original compositions with the title song an excellent tribute to blues artists who have come and gone from Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Dennis and fellow blues guitarist/vocalist Zac Harmon have a musical/verbal exchange in a rousing rendition of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want To Make Love To You." Also featured on the CD are: Michael Turner on drums, Kenny "Boudro" Gray on bass, Jimmy "Z" Zavala (whose credits include Eric Burdon and Etta James among others) on saxophone and harmonica, and Marshall Thompson on piano and organ.

Dennis began his music career in his early teens in Baltimore County, Maryland and played guitar in several cover and original bands throughout his youth. Later he relocated to Europe for a few years and played with notable blues and R&B bands. Dennis played in Zac Harmon's band and was featured on "Live At Babe & Ricky's" as well as co-writing a song on "The Blues According to Zacariah" CD. Dennis was also in Zac's group when they won the 2004 International Blues Challenge Championship. He has also sat in with such artists as Guitar Shorty and Kenny Neal and has fronted the Dennis Jones Band for over ten years. Most recently, Dennis’ song Deep Blues from the CD “Falling Up” is featured in Lions Gate 2006 movie release “Sea of Fear”.

“Passion For The Blues” according to Vintage Guitar October 2006 is “full of hard rock and blues that show his influences”. Blues Review’s June/July 2006 says, “Vaughan and Hendrix fans will find much to enjoy on “Passion For The Blues”. Two potential songs-of-the-year reveal Jones as a formidable writer”. Memphis’ WEVL FM 90 called “Falling Up” one of the best albums we’ve heard in years.

Check out Dennis Jones at www.dennisjonescentral.com and www.myspace.com/dennisjonesband.