Friday, May 14, 9 PM @ George’s Roadhouse
Tickets $10 in advance (at Ducky’s) and $12 at the door
Special Student Price (at the door only, ID required): $6
Born October 16, 1948 in Dallas Texas, Andrew began his professional career at age 16 playing with Freddie King’s backing band, the Thunderbirds. In 1967 Jones join R&B, soul singer Bobby Patterson and the Mustangs. They signed with Abnak Records and recorded several 45 singles on the Jet Star label. During this time he saw and met session guitar great Cornell Dupree. Dupree use to sit in with Jones and the other musicians on Andrew’s local area gigs.
In 1973 blues great Freddie King asked Jones to join his band again. In the 80’s Andrew was working with local artist R.L. Griffin, and also R&B singing great Johnny Taylor. In late 1987 Andrew went to California to join Russell Jackson, and Tony Coleman as the Silent Partners. Jackson and Coleman are both known for their work with B.B. King. In mid 1988 Jones along with Jackson and Coleman recorded with Katie Webster on her critically praised Alligator Records album, (Swamp Boogie Queen). In late 1989 Andrew and Charlie Musselwhite were recording on Sonny Rhodes album, and they hit it off. Later Musselwhite talked to Jones about starting a band with Jones in it. In the early to mid 1990’s they recorded three albums together: (Ace of Harps), (Signature), and (In My Time). Andrew co-wrote two songs with Mussewhite, River Hip Mama, on (Ace of Harps), and It’s Getting Warm In Here, on Signature. The band won a W.C. Handy award for best band in 1995.
Andrew returned to Dallas in 1996 and later that year signed and recorded his first CD for J.S.P. Records, (I Need Time). In 1998, Rounder Records released Andrew’s second CD, (Watch What You Say), and was also nominated for a W.C. Handy award for best new blues artist. In 2001, Andrew’s third CD, (Mr. Domestic) was released on his own label Galexc Records. In 2005, Andrew signed and recorded his fourth and his first live CD, (Jr. Boy Live). In 2009, Andrew signed with Electro-Fi Records, and released his fifth CD, (Gettin’ Real). Andrew thinks that this is some of his best writing to date. The multitude of rave reviews may indicate that the critics agree.
“A Stunningly Accomplished Blues Guitarist” –LIVING BLUES
“Slow Burning Guitar with Emotion Filled Vocals” – BLUES ON STAGE
Thanks to the TBS sponsors, without whom The 9th annual TBS blues series would be impossible: The Mortgage Makers, The Sackville Save Easy, The Sackville Tribue Post, Ove Samuelson Law Office, George’s Roadhouse, Rod Allen Co. Ltd., the Marshlands Inn, The Argosy and CHMA.
For more on the band please visit: http://www.myspace.com/andrewjrboyjones
For our website, please visit: http://www.mta.ca/tbs
For our out of town friends, you can buy your tickets by phone by calling Ducky’s at (506)536-1344.