Blues gems with Deming, Jewel Tones

Aug 12, 2014
Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

Rockland — The weekly blues series continues Monday, Aug. 25, with Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Traditional blues, West Coast and Texas Swing, early rock, country and roots music — Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones run the gamut and bring it all together. Eastside Detroit native Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his memorable songwriting and his deft guitar work, whether swingin’ on the big jazz box or playing straight-up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. Deming spent years backing top touring blues artists including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones and A.C. Reed and Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams.

Deming’s longtime road partner is award-winning harp man and VizzTone label mate Dennis Gruenling. Add in bass player Andrew Gohman, who lays down the groove on his Fender or his ‘42 Kay upright; and Devin Neel, another Midwestern transplant, and the Jewel Tones are set, playing with deep respect for the genres while consistently delivering originality.

There is no show on Labor Day, but the North Atlantic Blues Festival will be re-broadcast on the Kiss stations (locally 102.5 FM) Labor Day Weekend. Weekly blues shows resume Monday, Sept. 8. For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link.

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