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Jony James Blues Band
-What About Tomorrow-
By Bob Silvestri

I’m sure if you checked the odometer on Jony James’ van it probably is over 100,000 miles. True road warriors, they have been up and down and back and forth across the land. Still, they find the time to write and hit the studio to preserve the moment for history. Their latest What About Tomorrow features nine tracks all written by James and anchored by one of the most robust rhythm sections in music today, Kent “Boom Boom” Leech on drums and Rod Horning on bass. Playing their own blues rooted style they manage to mix in elements of jazz, progressive rock and a dash of seventies guitar muscle. James’ vocals and writing here are seasoned and mature having been honed at the knees of the Chicago blues masters when James resided there. Whether it be the old time slide blues on the track “Going Down This Road”, the soulful “You And Me (Like A Rose)” or the low down dirty blues of “”You Make My World Go Around” you feel the authenticity of a bluesman and not the homogenized version sometimes passed off these days.  The closing track “This Old Heart” features some fine Dobro picking from James. For more on Jony James Blues Band and their new release What About Tomorrow check out www.jonyjamesband.com or www.bluewaverecords.com

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