JW JONES, the International Blues Challenge winner (2017) and JUNO Award Nominee and Billboard Top 10 blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, will release his new album “High Temperature” on Solid Blues Records via Proper Distribution in the UK and Europe on Friday 20th October 2017.
The album release corresponds with an 18-date nationwide UK tour starting at the Worthing Pavillion on Thursday 23rd November. [full list below video]
“High Temperature” is the follow-up to JW’s JUNO Award nominated 2014 album “Belmont Boulevard” which was nominated for a Maple Blues Award, and held the #1 position on Canadian roots radio stations for 13 weeks.
“High Temperature” was produced by Nashville-based Colin Linden. Linden is an eight time JUNO and GRAMMY Award winner, the musical director for hit TV series “Nashville” and has produced albums for many iconic Canadian musicians including Bruce Cockburn and Colin James.
On the new LP, Linden takes JW into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material. JW’s evolution as a musician and vocalist shines through like never before.
“JW is ready to take his place among the greater blues-based musicians of the 21st century,” says Linden. “It’s an absolute pleasure to have worked on the new album...”
Worthing Pavilion, Thursday 23 November
Cellar Bar, Bear Hotel, Devizes Friday 24 November
The Thunderbolt, Bristol Saturday 25 November
Mr Kyps, Poole Sunday 26 November
Marr’s Bar, Worcester Monday 27 November
Robin 2, Bilston Tuesday 28 November
Kardomah94, Hull Wednesday 29 November
The Musician, Leicester Thursday 30 November
Borderline, London Saturday 2 December
Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Blues Club, Sunday 3 December
Waterfront, Norwich Tuesday 5 December
Komedia, Brighton Wednesday 6 December
The Talking Heads, Southampton Thursday 7 December
Keighley Blues Live Friday 8 December
Sleazy’s, Glasgow Saturday 9 December
Cluny 2, Newcastle Sunday 10 December