Houston Jones, founded in 2001 by Glenn Houston and Travis Jones, is a San Francisco Bay Area band described as a high-octane Americana quintet. With music styles from bluegrass, folk, blues and gospel, Houston Jones is sure to please any listener.
Each member of Houston Jones has an exceptional level of talent that makes this band extremely exceptional.
Glenn Houston is an accomplished guitarist whose influences range from B.B. King to Albert Lee, and has played with some of the greatest artists in the world of country music, including Hank Williams, Jr., Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Earl Scruggs and Emmylou Harris. Bonus tidbit: Glenn Houston not only plays left-handed, but also with the guitar upside down.
Travis Jones, lead vocalist and guitarist, began his musical endeavor at the tender age of four years old singing gospel music with his blues singing mother. Years later, he would share the stage with the likes of Asleep at the Wheel, Waylon Jennings, Night Ranger and even the Doobie Brothers. In addition to his live performances, he has also recorded with various artists, released two self titled albums, and five albums with Houston Jones.
Peter Tucker, who has been performing for just about 50 years, handles the percussion and backing vocals. Described as “one of the most creative percussionists” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Tucker has played in nearly every genre including country, folk, jazz, blues and rock. In addition to his work with Houston Jones, Peter Tucker also works as a session drummer for Bay Area studios.
Chris Kee not only plays bass, guitar and supplies backing vocals, he is also a classically trained cellist. Kee has performed with a diverse collection of artists ranging from Peter Rowan to Norah Jones, and has opened for artists such as Jerry Garcia, Lyle Lovett, and Bela Fleck.
Henry Salvia - keyboardist, accordionist and vocalist - made his way from Detroit, where he played rock and Top 40 for several years, to San Francisco where he joined the Billy Band, a group that played country western. Later, he would move on to play for the Hurricanes, a roots rock band, where he met his future wife, and eventually, Salvia found his home with Houston Jones.
Houston Jones is scheduled to perform in the Lecture Hall of the West Charleston Library from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please call 702-507-3964.
This show is FREE and open to the public of all ages.
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