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jonathan kalb


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"WOW!... That's all I have to say about Jonathan Kalb... It was clear from the off that this guy is the real deal, that indefinable sound, phrasing, confidence and just all around X factor that makes the greats stand out from others. Few have it, Jon is one of those few. As he played a borrowed Fender, pickless, I could not help thinking of an early Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bending, vibrating and manipulating the guitar to produce a sound of his own.. Vocally, Jon is very powerful, but subtle too, with perfect phrasing. The overall sound produces excitement and makes for an intoxicating cocktail for the audience to enjoy... You must hear him live."- Captain Pat, Blueprint Magazine
- Captain Pat


"Jonathan Kalb... His guitar playing reveals an unassuming rhythmic fluency that supports the intensity of his solo lines beautifully. Raw and graceful by turns, his solo lines do not so much fill the space as use it with economy and intelligence... the results are transcendent."

"South Carolina Downhome Blues Festival"

"And Jonathan Kalb’s lunch show at the Dailly Grind was another highlight for me -the man has got a lot of style and one heck of a throat.”
— Jim Tatum
Chronicle Independent - Chronicle Independent, Camden


Released CD "Shadow of a Man" Saloon Records 1998



Jonathan Kalb played Gospel Churches in Harlem to blues clubs and festivals in the US and Europe. He has a distinctive personal style that is both fiery and soulful. A multi-instrumentalist and singer he fronts his own band doing both originals, a mix of blues,soul,reggae, jazz and country as well as covering some classics in his own personal way. Recently he has been working on the east coast in the US as well as touring overseas in the UK this November he makes his 12th tour both solo and backed by Sam Kelly band UK's premier blues and funk drummer. He has opened for BB King Dublin blues festival in front of thirty thousand people as in 1994 Played South Carolina Blues festival in 2005 and 2006 as a solo artist. As well as sharing the bill with Luther Allison and Johnny Copeland in Germany. He has backed such well known artists as Steve Miller, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Lightning Hopkins and Sunnyland Slim, Solomon Burke, and was Leader of Evelyn Champagne King's Band touring with the O'jays and the Isley Brothers and many of the other top RB Bands when "Shame " was number one in the RB disco charts..