CHECK OUT WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT BILLY JONES
Taking Blues to New Places with R&B, Southern Soul, and Urban Style :
"One of the very Best Authentic Modern Blues and Soul albums in recent memory.
Billy Jones is a totally charismatic veteran who shows all the signs of becoming as big or bigger than Buddy Guy.
What really got to me were the lyrics. ...it is "Blues" ..transformed, updated and urbanized.
Exquisite Modern and Traditional Blues and Neo-Soul by one of the most talented artists on the contemporary scene."
"This young man has enormous talents. ..he has a quiet demeanor which disappears when his performance starts.
Then he transmogrifies into an animated music machine. ..a great musician and a gifted performer. ...and a nice guy."
Bob Davis - Soul-Patrol
"While I love traditional blues artists such as Son House, Howlin' Wolf, etc., it was just so damned nice to listen to something that speaks eloquently in the tradition of those older artists, and yet manages to bring something new and funky to the table."
"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."
"...his vocals are a blend of blues intensity and style with urban soul. ...incredibly soulful and funky! ...it's as if every song chastises me for never having heard of this man or his music before now. ...a combination of multiple genres while still maintaining a great late night, urban club feel. No matter if you want to call it soul, blues, R&B or whatever, Billy Jones can really put some emotion into his music. ...at times dark, mysterious, downright funky, and always compelling. ...and as I say all the time, that is what music, and especially Southern Soul music, is all about. ...each of the songs guarantees I'll be back for more."
- Southern Soul Review
"Here's a lick that caught my attention in "Love Nobody Else": "She said, 'All I wanted was for you to love me. But you only love yourself. And you so wrapped up in yo' own ego that you can't love nobody, love nobody, love nobody else'". There's a profound message here ... On one level, the lady in this song exhibits some emotional intelligence. She "gets it". I see that Billy Jones "gets it" also ... given that he incorporates this underlying theme into his music. It will stir your heart, your intellect and your soul."
- Kevin Burns, Google
"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...Billy Jones is certainly his own man. ..with a show-stopping style!
I like. Super cool. Great mix of flavors. ...blues and funk, with a contemporary aftertaste. Good stuff. "
review by: Louie Milestone
- Southern Soul Review