1950, Dallas, Texas, USA. Playing guitar from early childhood, Jones was sufficiently skilled at the age of 16 to become a professional musician. Among the blues artists and bands with whom he played are Freddie Kings Thunderbirds, Bobby Pattersons Mustangs, Johnnie Taylor, R.L. Griffin, and Charlie Robertson. This period extended from the late 60s to the early 80s. In the late 80s, Jones was a member of the California band, Tony Cole and Russell Jacksons Silent Partners, and he also recorded with singer and pianist Katie Webster on 1988s The Swamp Boogie Queen. Jones caught the attention of Charlie Musselwhite while working as a session musician in the San Francisco area, and was hired as a member of his band. He remained with the harmonica player for a few years, appearing on the Alligator Records releases Ace Of Harps (1990), Signature (1991) and In My Time
When his spell with Musselwhite ended in the...
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