Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017
The Carvin Jones Band
Carvin Jones, "The King of the Strings" was voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all-time by Guitarist Magazine.
"Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player" - Eric Clapton
"Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today" - Albert Collins
"The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones" - Buddy Miles
"'....one of the best blues guitarists in the world..." - London Surrey News
The Carvin Jones Band is an explosive blues trio fronted by the world renown Carvin Jones on guitar and vocals, bassist Joe Edwards and drummer Levi Velasquez.
Together the band has played 36 countires on 3 continents in 24 months and has been well recieved by critics and fans alike. The band currently averages around 330 live performances a year.
2017 is shaping up to be to be another very busy year for Carvin and the band. They recently completed a 4 week tour of Netherlands, Germany and France. They have a new LP in the works, recently recorded in Spain and set for release later in the year. They will be touring the United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Poland, Italy, United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil and Spain with an appearance at the 2017 Cazorla Blues Festival in Cazorla, Spain.
In 2013-2016 the trio has appeared at several major blues and music festivals including Cerdanyola Blues Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Grollo Intl Blues Fest (Grollo, Netherlands), Otwock Blues festival (Warsaw, Poland), International Jazz Festival (Kraljevo, Serbia), Con Alma de Blues Festival (Buenos Aires Argentina), Sisak Blues Festival (Sisak, Croatia) and In Wires Festival (Uzice, Serbia). In September 2016 they appeared on the late night show Radio 3 on RTVE National Television in Spain which drew 20 million viewers. On June 23, they performed their biggest show to date in Valladolid, Spain. 60,000 were in attendance for Carvin's 50th Birthday show.
Carvin Jones was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career. In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine named Carvin Jones "one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time!" Carvin Endorses Fender Guitars and Amplifiers.
On drums, Levi Velasquez has brought tremendous energy and excitement to Carvin's already electrifying show. Levi has played with many bands throughout the United States and has shared the stage with some of the most prolific popular music artists of today in a variety of genres. Levi's style complements Carvin's versitility with his ability to play many types of music, from classic slow blues and jazz to hard rock and pop. Levi has 21 years of experience in rock, blues, jazz as well as Latin, marching and orchestral percussion. Levi is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Band. Levi endorses Pearl Drums and Hardware, Evans Drum Heads, Kickport Sound Enhancement, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Soultone Cymbals and Love Custom Snare Drums.
"Drummer Levi Velasquez is an extremely well educated percussion virtuoso who completes the music with elements of rock, jazz and Latin music". - Bilety FM, Poland
"Drummer Levi Velasquez and bassist Joe Edwards both have a strong sense of rhythm, play with clockwork precision and each put on a solo show that is world class". - Blues News Magazine, Germany
Joe Edwards is a self-taught, natural talent that gives the band a signature sound by combining elements of blues, rock and funk. Joe is also one of the most imaginative and colorful bass soloists in modern blues. Joe brings an amazing amount of energy and versatility to the Carvin Jones experience. Joe Endorses Fender Guitars.
"Bassist Joe Edwards is a self-taught genius, recognized as a master of the bass solos. He brings a lot of energy to the music with inspiration arising from funk. -Bilety FM Poland
The Carvin Jones Band website
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