Tantramarsh Blues Society

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Dedicated to bringing world-class blues performances in an intimate setting to Sackville and its environs

Bordertown and TBS Present the JW Jones Band (Ottawa)

Bordertown and TBS Present 

The JW Jones Band (Ottawa)

Friday, May 1, 9 PM @George’s Roadhouse

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door

JW is riding a wave right now on the back of his 8th release: nominated for a Juno, getting strong critical notices, playing over a hundred shows a year, JW is one of the finest Canadian blues guitarists out there.  The new album, Belmont Boulevard, is his first Blind Pig release and was produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge, who’s helmed projects for Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, and Susan Tedeschi.

 JW chose Hambridge to produce because “This CD is all about getting out of my comfort zone musically and lyrically, working with a big producer and creating a high-energy experience that matches our live show, and I knew Tom was the man to make that happen.” Its not wonder that the  the Globe and Mail, referred to this Maple Blues Award winner as “one of this country’s top blues guitar stars.” Billboard called JW part of “a new wave of young talent moving onto Canada’s blues stage.”

If his recent shows are anything to go by, this will be a performance that will showcase JW’s blazing fat guitar sound backed by a band that has perfected its chops on countless stages across the world. Not to be missed folks…

We are very pleased that this show is part of the new Bordertown festival in Sackville, and we hope that many of our patrons will also partake in these additional festivities, which include a Bill Stevenson trio performance for Catbird Jazz, a Sappy evening with Rich Aucoin, and additional performances by Ray LegereRon Hynes, our very own Kenny James. In addition, the Sackville Festival of Early Music will present David Greenberg and Chris Norman, and local art galleries (The Fog Forest, the Owens Art Gallery and STRUTS) will have special events as will Live Bait Theatre (a pdf with a schedule can be downloaded here). Quite an amazing lineup for a little town!

We hope to see you at the shows.