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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WES JEANS

Striking like a flash of lightning out of the piney wood region of East Texas, Wes Jeans ranks as one of the “Top Young Gun Guitar Players” - Guitar Player Magazine, March 2004. Wes delivers a soul-drenched mix of high voltage, rockin’ Texas Blues. Wes commands the stage from the start to finish and opens with a spirit of intensity that will surely grab you with his grinding rhythms and stinging leads allowing you a deep look into Wes Jeans’ Marshall, TX roots. In 1996 Wes entered the International Jimi Hendrix Competition held in Austin, TX and placed an amazing second among fifteen hundred other young guitar players. Al Hendrix, father of Jimi Hendrix, told Wes, "In my eyes, you won because you played straight from the heart like Jimi!" These words along with the support of his family and friends set this young Texas Tornado in motion. Soon, Wes was playing area venues and festivals, attracting booking agents and record labels. Wes’ debut album was recorded with Al Green’s bass player - John Williams & drummer - Lloyd Anderson, as well as Albert King’s former keyboard player. Released in 2000, “Hands On” became the highest pre-sale album on Ice House Records label and reached #26 on the National Blues Sales Chart. In late 2003, Guitar Player Magazine took a poll and readers voted Wes #3 among the “Young Gun Guitar Players” in the nation between Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (published March 2004). In June 2006 Wes released his 2nd studio album "Forest Of The Pine" under Texas Music Records. The album was produced by fellow axe-slayer Lance Lopez and is nothing short of blues/rock perfection. The record showcases Wes' amazing blues guitar prowess and guest stars Memphis' Eric Gales. XM Radio’s - Bluesville put “Forest Of The Pine” into heavy rotation – “This cd kicked my ass! It’s one of the best blues/rock cds of 2006!" - Aaron Lee, XM Radio. In January of 2007 "Forest Of The Pine" climbed its way up to the 3rd position on the German Blues Radio Charts. In October of 2009 this Texas Tornado struck again with the release of his highly anticipated live CD "Live at Music City Texas", recorded at a sold out show at the Music City Texas Theater in Linden on January 17, 2009. The walls roared as Wes cranked the show open with "Forest of the Pines", a true representation of his East Texas roots. It continued to kick into overdrive when Wes was joined on stage by friend and fellow guitar bad ass Lance Lopez. To top off the nitrous packed performance Wes and fellow song writer Jason Helms performed "Devil in Me", which was just a taste of the future studio CD, "Blood, Sweat and Years". Fans all across the country agree the closest you will get to the live raw stage power of Wes Jeans is "Live at Music City Texas". Throughout his career, Wes has had the honor of meeting and sharing the stage with many musical greats such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, David Lee Roth, Dick Dale, Eric Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Lynryd Skynyrd, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa, Indigenous, Lance Lopez, Chris Duarte, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, just to name of few. Wes' unrelenting talent and genuine down-to-earth demeanor have won him the favor of many wonderful people, sponsors and endorsements, and continues to gain the admiration of his audience on and off stage. Sponsorships include GHS Stings, Robin Guitars, Voodoo Amplifiers, Xotic Effects, Svetlana Tubes, Opti-Case, Seymour Duncan pick-ups, and his custom signature cabinet "The Beast" was designed by Wes in conjunction with Mills Acoustics. ‘Texas Young Gun’ Wes Jeans has managed to make some waves in his young career while still toiling the road the old-fashioned way across the country. In addition to his aggressive style of Blues playing, between shows this determined young player drives the van, handles his press obligations via his cell phone, lugs all of his equipment on and off stage... undaunted... night after night.... town after town. His dedication to his trade is both honorable and humbling but it's a true representation of the man behind the guitar. Wes Jeans is a road-tested & approved true Texas star.  “Like” Bman’s Facebook page. I use Facebook to spread the word about my blog (Now with translation in over 50 languages). I will not hit you with 50 posts a day. I will not relay senseless nonsense. I use it only to draw attention to some of the key posts on my blog each day. In this way I can get out the word on new talent, venues and blues happenings! - click Here

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