JW Jones, the award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, will release his new album “High Temperature” on Solid Blues Records via Proper Distribution in the UK and Europe on Friday 20th October 2017, which is available to pre-order. The album dovetails to an 18-date nationwide UK tour starting at the Worthing Pavillion on Thursday 23rd November.
“High Temperature”, produced by Nashville-based Colin Linden, 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.
On the new LP, Linden takes JW into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material. JW’s evolution as a musician and vocalist shines through like never before.
“JW is ready to take his place among the greater blues-based musicians of the 21st century,” says Linden. “It’s an absolute pleasure to have worked on the new album.” Linden, an eight time JUNO and GRAMMY Award winner, is 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.
“High Temperature” is the follow-up to JW’s JUNO Award nominated 2014 album “Belmont Boulevard”, which was nominated for a Maple Blues Award, and held the #1 position on Canadian roots radio stations for 13 weeks.
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
Book tickets from www.jw-jones.com.