Sunday, September 30 at 5:00
(Doors open at 4:00)
Wakely's On Varick, 700 Varick Street, Utica
From Ottawa, Canada, JW Jones is a Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee, and is known for his high-energy shows. He and his band headlined the first ever Mohawk Valley Blues Society Cabin Fever Blues Blast held in March at Wakely's On Varick in Utica. Now they will be back to finish out the summer with us.
As he continues to evolve as one of Canada’s most versatile bluesmen, with one foot in the terra firma of the traditional blues espoused by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf sideman Hubert Sumlin and harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite (who both guested on Jones’ memorable Midnight Memphis Sun, recorded at the historic Sun Studio) and blues contemporaries Robert Cray, for whom the JW-Jones band has occasionally opened, he continues to challenge and raise his standards through his recordings and the 130 dates on average yearly that he clocks in on the road.
Opening the show show will be the local band Hooch. Show starts at 5:00 PM. Doors open at 4:00 PM, open seating is first-come first-served.
Ticket information is as follows: MVBS members $10 in advance and on day of show. Non-members $10 advance and $15 on day of show. Tickets may be purchased in person at the jam at Utica Brews on Wednesday evening September 12th.
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2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH - MVBS JAMS AT UTICA BREWS, 809 COURT ST., UTICA, NY
A second Jam will be added in the fall, TBA.
AS ALWAYS, ADMISSION AT THE DOOR IS $2 FOR MVBS MEMBERS, $4 FOR NON-MEMBERS.
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Enjoy a lifetime membership for a one-time fee of only $30! Membership entitles you to:
Reduced price admission to all events, except for fundraisers.
Reduced admission fee to all of the monthly jams.
Attend, participate and vote in open meetings.
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society has hosted monthly blues jams, several major blues festivals, school presentations, charity events and concerts by touring blues artists, including Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Carl Weathersby, the Holmes Brothers, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Lousiana Band, Sharee Williams, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard and Jerry Portnoy, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, John Hammond, the Nighthawks, Jimmy Thackery, Roxanne Potvin, Dave Gross, and many others.
The MVBS Jams are open to all blues musicians, and give our member artists a chance to play with each other, network and explore musically. For non-member jammers, they are an opportunity to see what the society is about, and why they should consider becoming a member.
"Mohawk Valley Blues Society, hereinafter also referred to as the society, shall operate as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, for the following purposes:
1) To bring the love of blues to our region by providing live entertainment to the Mohawk Valley area.
2) To offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues.
3) To increase awareness of and educate people from all walks of life to have an appreciation for the blues."