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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blind Pig signs Canadian artist JW-Jones!

JW-Jones, a red hot young Canadian guitar slinger/singer, is set to break out in the U.S. and worldwide markets with his signing with acclaimed American roots music label Blind Pig Records.
His first release for the label, entitled Belmont Boulevard, was produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge,  who’s helmed projects for Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, and Susan Tedeschi.   Jones chose Hambridge to produce because “This CD is all about getting out of my comfort zone musically and lyrically, working with a big producer and creating a high-energy experience that matches our live show, and I knew Tom was the man to make that happen.”
For the songs on the album, Jones decided for the first time to delve deep into his personal life and tell some of his stories that had never been told before.   He co-wrote many of the songs with Hambridge, a noted songwriter whose tunes have been recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rascal Flatts, and Delbert McClinton, among others, and featured in movies, commercials, and television.
"Digging deep into some very serious personal stories from my past and turning them into songs has been liberating and part of the healing process.  I hope these songs resonate with listeners that have been through similar experiences," said Jones.
Known as a high-energy crowd-pleaser, Jones has played in nineteen countries in his brief career, and recently opened U.S. tours for Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan, one of his strongest influences.   Looking forward to his association with Blind Pig and the release of the album in October, Jones said, "Signing with Blind Pig is truly an honour and major milestone in my career.  I am ecstatic to be on a label that is a fixture in roots music.  I've been listening to their records since I was a kid!"

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