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Ottawa’s JW-JONES makes Kootenay stop — Kootenay Blues Society

By Contributor
October 12th, 2023

JW Jones and his band are on their way to the Lower Mainland before making a swing through California, Arizona and Texas.

They graciously decided to include the Kootenays as part of their international tour – with stops at Finley’s and the Balfour Beach Inn — hosted by the Kootenay Blues Society.

Canadian guitarist and singer JW-Jones is a Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee and is known for his high-energy shows.

After winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones started working on his 12th release Everything Now, an all-original project with special guest Jimmie Vaughan, and production by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar).

The frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights; whether it’s as a personally requested sit-in with the likes of 8-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues-rock icon George Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents, JW-Jones brings the goods. A phenomenal guitarist, singer and songwriter, JW-Jones delivers.

His touring band features: JW-JONES: guitar, vocal; JOEL OPPONG-BOATENG: drums, vocals; JACOB CLARKE: electric and upright bass, vocals.


  • Finley’s: Thurs. Oct. 26 @ 8 p.m
  • BBI: Friday, Oct. 27 @ 7 p.m.

Tickets are  $25 and available in advance at the venues  — Finley’s: 250-352 -5121 and BBI after 3 p.m: 250-229-4235 and online NOW at

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