Saturday, December 29, 2007

Jony James Blues Band Dec/Jan Newsletter

First off I have some sad news to pass along, Boom Boom's Father passed away peacefully a few weeks back .Our hearts and prayers go out to Boom and his family. Well it is hard to believe that another years is coming to an end, the band has had a good year and is looking forward to 2008. They are currently working on new tunes and hope to be in the studio soon.

Thanks to all that voted for us for the Buffalo Music Awards. The band took one Jony won "Best Blues Male Vocalist", Ed from Night Life Magazine presented it to Jony during our show at Milligans Pub on Dec. 12th. Since the band was playing the night of the awards, THANKS ED!!

The band stayed close to home in November and December with there normal stops at the Dinosaur BBQ's. We would like to thank the Gowanda Moose for having us for there Blues At The Moose Festival, it was a packed house we hope to come back some time. The Wednesday shows are going well at Milligans Pub and we are going to continue them into January, we start at 8PM for those of you who have to work can come out for a set. Also our Sunday Nights at the Tudor Lounge starts at 8PM, Thursdays we are still having Ted Reinhardt with the DOUBLE DRUMMER EXPERIMENT @ 9:30PM. There is no cover charge for the Tudor Lounge Thursdays and Sundays and also for Milligans, you can see a NATIONAL TOURING BAND every week for FREE!!!

If you missed the bands show in Wellsville, NY you missed a good one. The band was really on that night and the Wellsville Creative Arts Center is a treat for musicians and fans, check it out @ . Keep checking the bands tour dates for a return date in 2008 @ . You will have two chances to catch the band on New Years Eve with any early show at the Seneca Casino @ 4:30pm in Salamanca, NY and then they will kick in the NEW YEAR at the Tudor for a late set (maybe two sets). Magic The Freeek will start the night off at 9PM.

The band will start off 2008 with two nights at the Ellicottville Winter Blues Festival. Friday Jan 4th will be at the Double Diamond Bar & Grill @ 9:30PM and Saturday will be at the Ellicotville Brewery @ 10PM.

The first SURVIVAL TOUR is set for Febuary with stops in Maryville, TN / Mobile, AL (JOE CAIN WEEKEND) / Pensacola, FL with TIN FEET / 2 nights in Englewood, FL / Bradenton, FL/ and 2 nights in Albany, GA. Check the web sit or myspace for details, if we don't have a stop in your town have you local venue contact us or send me any email with venue info. Also don't forget to make your plans for the THUNDER BEACH MOTORCYCLE RALLY May 1-3 we will be at Pineapple Willy's in Panama City Beach, FL.

The band would like to thank our Familys and Fans for there support and a special thank you to Bill Close from Vision Entertainment / Greg Spencer from Blue Wave Records / Harty Wiedemann from Blues Boys Music we couldn't do it with out all of you!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR PEACE

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