DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES

Friday, June 1, 7:30-8:45 pm

Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With The Jewel Tones, he plays traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 50’s roots rock. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Lockwood, Jr., Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. This is real deal rocking’ rhythm & blues!

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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 50’s roots rock. This is real deal rocking’ rhythm & blues! An Eastside Detroit native now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, Deming has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. Since playing the local Detroit scene beginning in the early 90’s, Doug has spent much of the following years touring and recording with top blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Texas’ Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones and A.C. Reed, as well as Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams. Leading his band The Jewel Tones, Doug continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences.

Doug’s third and latest recording, ‘What’s it Gonna Take,’ exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become Doug’s calling card. This critically acclaimed VizzTone debut spent several months on the Living Blues Charts Top Ten, and earned Doug the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Sean Costello Rising Star Award. Backed by the Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass, Devin Neel on drums, and featuring Dennis Gruenling on harmonica, ‘What’s it Gonna Take’ is currently available on the VizzTone label.

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