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Biography

See Also: The JW-Jones Blues Band or JW-Jones

JW-Jones is a Canadian blues guitarist. He was born July 15, 1980, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His style has been compared to Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, and Duke Robillard.

JW-Jones himself has played with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Watson, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rusty Zinn, Rick Holmstrom, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, The Mannish Boys and Hubert Sumlin, Howlin Wolf's long-time guitarist.

Their third album, My Kind Of Evil (2004), was produced by Kim Wilson, with Wilson providing vocals and harmonica on some tracks and a four-piece horn section from The Wind-Chill Factor Horns. Their fourth CD, Kissing in 29 Days (2006), featured the legendary Ray Charles' sax player, David "Fathead" Newman. Their discs have been featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour. The band was awarded Electric Act of the Year at Toronto's Maple Blues Awards.

In 2008 the band released Bluelisted, featuring Little Charlie Baty, Junior Watson, plus Richard Innes on drums and Larry Taylor on bass.

JW-Jones' website is at http://www.jw-jones.com/

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