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Bluesdays: Dennis Jones Band
July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dennis Jones Band returns to Bluesdays in The Village at Palisades Tahoe.
“I’ve got plenty of time to sleep when I die,” Dennis Jones sang on his seventh album, 2020’s “Soft Hard & Loud.”
The Los Angeles triple threat has a bit of a double life in music: He’s a rocker and he’s a bluesman.\
During his last time on the Bluesdays bandstand in 2019, he told the audience: “This is not just about the Dennis Jones Band,” he said. “It’s about live music. There’s more to life than sitting behind a computer and talking on a cellphone. Life is going by. Get out there and mingle.”
No one knew that a few months later the world would have a pandemic, ending and changing lives, forcing people to put things in perspective. The Dennis Jones Band’s fourth Bluesdays show will be a celebration to savor.
Jones is influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower. Veins on his arms bulge when bendsd strings on his Stratocaster with his fingers and barres them with his thumb. Like fellow guitar greats Coco Montoya, Jack White and Tab Benoit, Jones is a former drummer. His percussion erudition doubtless helps him create so many great songs. Jones is an undisputed guitar virtuoso, but the song is everything to him.
Jones’s studio and performing bandmates are his longtime drummer Raymond Johnson and bassist Corney Mims, who co-produced the latest album.