Paul "Wine" Jones

Genres: Blues
Descriptive "tags": blues fat possum garage blues southern Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

1 July 1946, Flora, Mississippi, USA, d. 9 October 2005. Jones’ father was an amateur guitarist and he learned to play this instrument as a tiny child. His brother, Casey Jones, is a well-known blues drummer and vocalist. Although Jones played and sang the blues throughout his childhood and in his early adult years, he made no attempt to become a professional musician. Working first in agriculture and later in industry as a welder, he had several jobs over the years and it was not until the late 90s that he was heard outside Mississippi. This came about as a result of recordings he made for Fat Possum Records and as a member of the label’s touring show, Juke Joint Caravan.

Following his emergence in the 90s, Jones worked with musicians such as guitarist Big Jack Johnson and drummer Sam Carr, both of the Jelly Roll Kings, who appeared on his 1995 debut Mule. Playing acoustic and electric guitar and singing, Jones made an impact owing...

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