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