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JW Jones – New Album & Tour Due

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’.

High Temperature can be pre-ordered on Amazon and UK concert tickets direct from JW Jones’ website.


 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


Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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