JONY JAMES BLUES BAND

Distinctive, exciting & intelligent are the words that come to mind when asked to describe the songs, singing & guitar playing of Jony (pronounced John-nie) James. Born in Buffalo & raised in Chicago (where he played with Chicago Blues legends Eddie Taylor & J.B. Hutto), Jony learned Blues guitar listening to Albert King, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy & B.B. King. While these are influences, Jony’s Blues are his own.

Based in Buffalo, where he has lived the last 20 years, Jony has the support of one of the toughest & tightest rhythm sections on the planet. Together for 5 solid years of 200+ gigs a year, Rod & Kent give Jony the solid 100% support on & off the stage. After honing his chops through years of touring & backing other artists. Jony’s got the band that’s with him every step of the way.

The JONY JAMES BLUES BAND are one hell of a band. They are as good as any & better than most on the Blues scene today. Call it typical Record Company hype if you will, but I’ll stake my reputation on it. 

Greg Spencer
Blue Wave 


THE JONY JAMES BLUES BAND
Jony James - Guitar, Vocals
Rod Horning - Bass, Backing Vocals
Kent “Boom Boom” Leech - Drums, Backing Vocals

JONY JAMES BLUES BAND
“What About Tomorrow”
CD# BW 151

The Jony James Blues Band (pronounced John-nie) dares to be different. Throw any preconceived notions out the window and open your mind & ears to the sounds of some truly inspired songwriting and tasty playing from this Buffalo, N.Y. trio. Jony’s original compositions are contemporary blues rooted songs. Jony’s wonderfully inventive guitar skills are as good as anyone on the current scene but the notes are played to serve the song. And Jony’s songs are what sets him ahead of the bluespack. There’s plenty of great guitar playing on this disc but dig the words & music too. “What About Tomorrow” is a great listening experience and a breath of fresh air in the stale blues market of today.

TRACK LISTING: Strange and Funny Thing, Still Love You, Going Down This Road, Tragic Magic, You and Me ( Like A Rose ), You Make My World Go Around, One Of Those Days, What About Tomorrow, This Old Heart.

TOTAL CD TIME = 46Minutes

$14.98 

IN THIS WORLD
CD# BW 145

“In This World” is one of the freshest Blues releases in recent memory & the difference is songs. Sure Jony can play guitar, (and man, can he play guitar!) but there are a ton of guitar slingers out there. Let’s face it, it’s all been said before. You need the songs & Jony’s got the songs that really touch the soul of the world today. His mostly original repertoire is delivered with a voice of distinction & “In This World” ain’t the same old blues.

Track Listing: HIT THE STREET,  I DON’T KNOW LOVE,  TIME IS ALL WE GOT( or haven’t got),  VOICES,  DON’T LET IT BLOW YOUR MIND,  TIME FLIES,  COME BACK HOME,  LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY,  IN THIS WORLD

TOTAL CD TIME = 45Minutes

$14.98