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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


"One of this country's top blues guitar stars" writes the Globe and Mail about 24-year old JW-Jones. The Ottawa native broke through the local blues scene with the coveted 1999 Blues Guitar Riff-Off title, immediately setting his sights on the world at large with the release of his internationally acclaimed debut Defibrillatin' (2000 - NorthernBlues Music). This fresh band takes on a blues sound that has won accolades from critics and players alike.

The combination of their release Bogart's Bounce (with guests Kim Wilson and Gene Taylor) and a strong live show, catapulted the band to a new level in 2002.

Sax player Brian Asselin, a master of many styles, and rhythm section Nathan Morris on upright and electric bass, and Bill Brennan on drums (who has played with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells) form one of the best units Canada has to offer!

JW-Jones has played all over the world (CANADA, USA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, etc.) and has been invited to share the stage with some of the biggest names in blues today - The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Watson, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rusty Zinn, Rick Holmstrom, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, plus the legendary Hubert Sumlin, and many more.

2004 welcomed their third release with NorthernBlues, My Kind Of Evil, produced by multi-Grammy nominee Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), and features the silky-smooth vocals of Colin James on two smokin' tracks.

The album has garnered radio-play worldwide, including heavy rotation on some commercial radio stations, and features on shows such as the internationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour. The buzz this band is creating has earned them a national award for Electric Act of the Year at Toronto's Maple Blues Awards and rave reviews throughout the globe. With their heavy schedule, this ranks the band as one of the hardest touring blues acts in the country.

JW-Jones and his blues band are ready to take on any challenge, and with their unique sound, they are going to set the world on fire one country at a time!