Methinks the lady doth sing the blues, in an awesome manner.
This is some heartfelt blues.
Not only does she sing the blues, and play the blues guitar she has also mastered the blues harp (harmonica).
Just an all round blues maestro.
Stacy Jones hails from Seattle, must be all that rain up there that gives her the blues.
Her band is as follows:
Stacy Jones - vocals, harmonica, guitar, piano
Jeff Menteer - guitar, vocals
Rick Bowen - drums, vocals
Tom "Blind Tommy" Jones - bass
Stacy began playing the piano at four years old. At seven she picked up the guitar and at eight her father, Tom, started bringing her up on stage to sing Hank Williams tunes with his band -- she hasn't been able to stay away from the stage since. Stacy met up with Beth Wulff at fourteen and that's when she was truly introduced to the blues.I just know you are gonna be as blown away as me.
At sixteen she started learning how to rip on the harmonica and became a regular at The Scarlet Tree blues jams where she met Annieville and had the opportunity to trade riffs with Alice Stuart, Mark Dufresnes (Roomful of Blues), Mark Whitman, Dave Conant and many other incredible musicians.
So let's kick of with the 1971 classic from John Prine.
Angel From Montgomery I don't have a location for this one.
Heavy Water SJB at the Hard Rock, Seattle (feb 2011)
Night and Day at Eddie's Trackside in Monroe
T-Bone Shuffle Harp and Guitar blues lick showdown in an old T-Bone Walker classic performed at Jazzbones Nightclub in Tacoma, WA
Check out her great new album:
Stacy Jones Band continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans worldwide. Their new album simply titled ”LIVE And Untapped ” captured May 2011 at the Untapped Blues and Brews festival, brings the listener right up to the front row at a Stacy Jones Band show. The dynamic eleven song set features songs from all the group’s albums along with classic covers like “I’d Rather Go Blind,” (Etta James), “You Upset Me Baby,”(B.B. King) and “Miss You,”(Rolling Stones). Showcasing the strengths and depth of the whole group, the show was recorded by Jazz Stream mobile and mixed at Studio Litho in Seattle by Floyd Reitsma (Pearl Jam-Dave Mathews) and Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.credits
released 1 June 2012
Produced by Tom Jones.
Recorded by Dave Keefer & Jazz Stream mobile recording.
Mixed By Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho, Seattle.
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Seattle.