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Jony James Blues Band
“In This World”
By Bob Silvestri

Buffalo's Best Blues   Jony James was born in Buffalo and raised in Chicago at the knee of such Chicago blues legends as J. B. Hutto and Eddie Taylor. 
He resettled in Buffalo about twenty years ago if you can call it settled. You see Jony and his band Rod Horning and Kent Leech, on bass and drums respectively, play over two hundred gigs a year all up and down the East Coast and wherever else the van will take them. All those shows together is evident in the musicianship on their new CD “In This World”. The powerful and tight rhythm section has to be one of the best in the country on the blues circuit, bar none. Jony’s sharp guitar playing and the hushed raspy sound of his voice makes for a soulful blues sound. Capturing in the studio a band known for its live performance is never easy but producers Greg Spencer with help from Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds succeed in capturing the bands sound. The nine tracks feature cuts such as the bouncy “Hit The Street”, the outstanding “I Don’t Know Love” with its Allman Brothers slide guitar sound and the heavy bottom sound on “Don’t Let It Blow Your Mind”. Other tracks to check out include the shuffle blues number “Time Flies” and “Come Back Home”. “Voices” and “Let The Chips Fall Where They May” both of which appeared on the bands live release and are reprised here in the studio. “Time Is All We Got (Or Haven’t Got)” and the title cut “In This World” round out the disc. For more information go to www.jonyjamesband.com

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