Award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter JW Jones releases new album High Temperature on Friday 20th October followed swiftly by an 18 date nationwide UK tour starting at the Worthing Pavillion on Thursday 23rd November.
High Temperature is the follow-up to Jones’ JUNO Award nominated 2014 album Belmont Boulevard that was nominated for a Maple Blues Award, and held the #1 position on Canadian roots radio stations for 13 weeks.
Released on Solid Blues Records via Proper Distribution in the UK, High Temperature was produced by Nashville-based Colin Linden who himself recently won Best Self-Released CD at the 2017 International Blues Challenge (via Blues Foundation in Memphis), and was also named the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Top 10. He is also an eight time JUNO and Grammy Award winner, and the musical director for the hit TV series Nashville, and over the years has produced albums for many iconic Canadian musicians including Bruce Cockburn and Colin James.
“JW is ready to take his place among the greater blues-based musicians of the 21st century,” Linden commented. “It’s an absolute pleasure to have worked on the new album.” High Temperature is said to take Jones into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material.
Tracks are as follows: ‘Price You Pay’, ‘How Many Hearts’, ‘High Temperature’, ‘Murder In My Heart For The Judge’, ‘Who I Am’, ‘Away Too Long’, ‘Same Mistakes’, ‘Leave Me Out’, ‘Midnight Blues’, ‘Out In The Woods’, ‘Already Know’, ‘Where Do You Think I Was’ and ‘Wham’.
JW JONES – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 UK TOUR
Worthing Pavilion Thursday 23 November
Cellar Bar, Bear Hotel, Devizes Friday 24 November
The Thunderbolt, Bristol Saturday 25 November
Mr Kyps, Poole Sunday 26 November
Marr’s Bar, Worcester Monday 27 November
Robin 2, Bilston Tuesday 28 November
Kardomah94, Hull Wednesday 29 November
The Musician, Leicester Thursday 30 November
Borderline, London Saturday 2 December
Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Blues Club Sunday 3 December
Waterfront, Norwich Tuesday 5 December
Komedia, Brighton Wednesday 6 December
The Talking Heads, Southampton Thursday 7 December
Keighley Blues Live Friday 8 December
Sleazy’s, Glasgow Saturday 9 December
Cluny 2, Newcastle Sunday 10 December