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Houston Jones Concert

posted Oct 10, 2013, 2:39 PM by Gold Trail Grange   [ updated Nov 3, 2013, 7:01 AM ]
Houston Jones, a high-octane Americana quintet  will be performing at the Gold Trail Grange on Saturday, 
February 8th, 2014 at 7pm.
Fundraiser for the Gold Trail Grange.
Tickets: $20

Houston Jones is a San Francisco based  Americana band that performs an original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. 
 
Travis Jones (lead vocals, guitar), began performing as a child accompanying his mother on gospel tours in the South.  He honed his soulful delivery in his years as a child preacher in churches around his native Shreveport, only to throw down his bible when he saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

Chris Kee (bass, cello, and guitar) has a degree in ethnomusicology from Yale.  Balancing his bookishness with Americana street cred, Kee is a regular with Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Air Force, a long time cohort of Telecaster wizard Jim Campilongo, and has performed with Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller.

Glenn Houston (lead guitars) was the founding lead guitarist of the Waybacks, has been voted Best Guitarist by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, and is a past judge of the National Flatpick Guitar Championship Competition in Winfield, Kansas.  

Peter Tucker (drums), who (along with Kee) was in the original rhythm section of the Waybacks, has deep Americana roots, having performed and recorded with wide array of Americana musicians, including Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, the Beau Brummels, Warren Zevon and Skunk Baxter.

Henry Salvia (keyboards, accordion) has performed with the Johnny Nocturne Band, Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones and Big Jay McNeeley.

Billboard.com praised their “Wonderful original tunes;” Dirty Linen said “No one delivers the goods quite like Houston Jones… Houston Jones remains one of the West Coast’s most talented and entertaining bands.” Bob Brown, club owner and manager of Huey Lewis, says they are “as good as any singing and picking I’ve heard in my thirty years in the music business."

The San Francisco Chronicle, in giving Houston Jones its highest review rating for their latest CD "Queen of Yesterday," described the band as "a confluence of sublime talent".  Houston Jones' music is currently being played on over seventy radio stations throughout North America and beyond, and is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon.com, CDBaby, MSN Music, Napster, MusicMatch, MusicNet, and www.houstonjones.com.

Artist Website and Sounds: http://www.houstonjones.com/default.htm




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