San Francisco based quintet Houston Jones will bring their eclectic style of music to the Las Vegas Valley for a free concert on March 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall inside the West Charleston Library.
Founded in 2001, Houston Jones features Glenn Houston on lead guitar and harmonica; Travis Jones providing lead and harmony vocals plus acoustic guitar; Peter Tucker on drums and percussion; Chris Kee with standup and electric bass, acoustic guitar and vocals; and Henry Salvia on keyboards, accordion, vocals and doumbek.
Encompassing a sound inspired by everything from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel, Houston Jones melds these styles together to make for a truly original musical experience. So to pigeon hole this “high-octane” Americana band into a single genre would be simply unfair. "It’s American roots music," says Travis Jones, "which means we take our style from all different elements, and blend that all together."
A perfect example of the band’s musical diversity can be found on their latest release, Queen of Yesterday - the sixth album from the independent label Summerhill Records - which also teamed them up again with five time Grammy nominee, producer Cookie Morenco. Recorded live in the studio, this album exemplifies the genre-jumping style that makes Houston Jones such an original and intriguing band.
“Houston Jones brings incredible depth and humanity to their music and performances.” – Cookie Morenco (Producer, Engineer, Composer)
The opening track ‘Angles on the Ridgepole’ is reminiscent of blues greats like John Lee Hooker and Skip James, while ‘If Not for the Darkness’ could be a page right out of Neil Young’s songbook. The ominous twang of the standup bass on ‘Calamity Jane’ to the swinging ‘Lone Star Blues’, Houston Jones shows they can play jazz with the best of them, yet ‘Wrong Side of Love’ is all country strut as much as ‘Monsoon Horizon’ could easily remind you of country music legends Alabama.
David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle calls Houston Jones “…a confluence of sublime talent.”
"As good as any singing and picking I've heard in my thirty years in the music business,” says Bob Brown, long time manager for Huey Lewis and the News. “Do your friends a big favor, and turn them on to this band!"
Houston Jones embodies a musical diversity and a transcendence not seen in many bands, but don’t take someone elses word for it; see them for yourself on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the 256-seat Lecture Hall inside the West Charleston Library, located at 6301 W Charleston Blvd, next to the Charleston Campus of the College of Southern Nevada.
Admission is FREE.
For more information please call: 702-507-3904.
Houston Jones (Self-titled) (2002)
Hojo Mojo with Chojo - Houston Jones Live (2003)
Three Crow Town (2005)
Calico Heart (2008)
Jericho Road (2009)
Queen of Yesterday (2011)