Friday, September 6, 2019

UPDATE: Summer is Almost Over... Catch us before we go into hibernation



SEPTEMBER 6th, 2019: We will have some regular posts and reviews on the past shows.  We have been very busy this summer. 

So this summer the John-Paul Jones Group has been very busy.


  1. May - HFI Creativity Lab, Fairfield, Iowa
  2. July -  Bourbon & Blues Festival, Swisher, Iowa
  3. July - Blues Bikes Cars, Ottumwa, Iowa
  4. August - Muscatine Woodstock Festival, Muscatine, Iowa
  5. August - Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa
  6. September - End of Summer Rally  - Keosaqua, Iowa
  7. September - Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Festival, Muscatine, Iowa
  8. October - Market on Main Costumed Concert, Ottumwa, Iowa

H&J Entertainment, LLC and the crew have recorded HOURS of video this summer and Jp will be going into the studio with the crew to edit and master all of that footage.
Look for multiple DVD/Video Albums to be released in the upcoming months.


Also we are looking at different shirt offerings this year.   Let us  know your favorite style shirt in the comments and we will look into having them offered at the shows.  As always we have multiple style shirts on the http://www.johnpauljonesgroup.com

To the right is an interview with Kim West of the ISFWWC Group, this media group covers every day of the fair you will see a picture below of Kim's Facebook post.




Facebook Post from the correspondent from the Iowa State Fair Wild West Corral 
John-Paul Jones Group Performed on the Susan Knapp Stage on August 13th, 2019

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We TRULY APPRECIATE any way you can support the John-Paul Jones Group.  It doesn't have to be money, find us at a free show.   Simply like and share our videos, music and social media.  We cannot do this without our great sponsors, and our sponsors want to see that YOU the AUDIENCE are out there supporting us. 

Here are a few photos to enjoy from the recent summer shows.  More details to come. in later articles.  Look for more content in the upcoming months after the playing season is over.

The John-Paul Jones Group performing August 24th at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 775

The "Maiden Voyage" is the John-Paul Jones Group's proprietary Stage System.
July 4th, 2019 Bourbon & Blues layin' the Heavy Blues 

AGAIN WE CANNOT THANK YOU THE AUDIENCE AND SUBSCRIBERS ENOUGH.
ENJOY THE REST OF THE GOOD WEATHER.

OUR SEASON IS ALMOST OVER ONLY 3 SHOWS LEFT FOR 2019.

The band goes into the studio from November 2019  thru April 2020.  Then will be back out on the road starting Memorial Day weekend 2020.   Keep up to date on the progress at those links above on the upcoming releases,  there are quite a few scheduled for the upcoming season.



If you would like to book the band you need to get your request in ASAP.  as the summer dates of 2020 are filling up quickly.  email H&J Entertainment, LLC -  marketing@johnpauljonesgroup.com to get your dates on the calendar.  The band plays limited dates during its season depending on their schedule.  If you would like one of those dates to be yours, contact H&J Entertainment,  today if you prefer to call,  H&J Entertainment, LLC can be reached at 515-207-2611

Thanks for reading -
Staff@ John-Paul Jones Group







Sunday, July 21, 2019

Blues-Bikes-Cars Concert

On July 20th, 2019, despite a statewide heat advisory and power fluctuation problems the John-Paul Jones Group performed at the 1st Annual Blues-Bikes-Cars Concert in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Their brand of Heavy Blues must of  brought in the Heavy Weather, but the band played right to the eve of the storm.

The crew worked hard during the storm to pull down the gear and get it out of the storm we were all soaking wet and cold and thanks to a couple good Samaritans we were able to get most of the gear protected.

The cars were great as well here are few pictures of them.
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The Vehicle Show was wonderful with 45 entries.  1st -3rd place was given for cars and trucks. We will get the full roster and awards up in the next few days.  We wanted to thank Scott Reeves of Reeves Hauling for the donation of the Trophies.

We want to give special thanks to Michael & Brittney Rhodes for managing the car show.  Brittney and Jp worked very close together to get things going, and for their first event they got it organized very well. Michael and his crew organized the parking and everything went together well despite it being record hot weather.

The band played great, the new stage show was awesome.  Walnut Hill took a bunch of great photos and we will put them up right here below:

Jesse Price Holding Down the Low End

Shot fromt he Back of the Stage

The Three Amigos Doing What they Do

Jp all in the moment

John-Paul Jones Group Heavy Blues At Its Finest

Mr. Steven Jones who always keeps the beats going.

Jp stylish as always.

Another great shot of the Amazing Drummer Steven Jones

King of the Mountain Heavy Blues Specialist Jp Jones



 Jesse Shakin His Money Maker

 Look At Em Go

 Where's you get them kicks


 Looks like the sky was crying today, could it of been Jp's brothers (RIP) crying tears of joy from above for him and what he was able to put together. We know they are proud of him and his determination as we all are!

 The look of serious contemplation.

 Original Sound & Look Jp's Always ready to entertain.

 The shirt and the pants say it all "Heavy Blues" baby

 THIS is the presentation of the John-Paul Jones Group.  
You want to hire a professional looking and sounding act for your next event?  
Then this photograph shows you what you can get.  
Iowa's only Self-Contained professional entertainent company.

 Steven Jones is a consumate professional drummer.  He knows how to bring the heavy to the blues.

Always the Low-End Master, but man look at those LEGS they make all the money.

The fearless leader of the John-Paul Jones Group 20 years past now and the next 20 years ahead.

I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this event.

Quincy Place Mall Staff & Management
H&J Entertainment Crew
John-Paul Jones Group Musicians
Michael & Brittney Rhodes Family
All The Car Show Participants
The Spectators without you none of this is possible.
Sponsors 

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Last but not least, Jp has dedicated his entire effort in memory of  Brian Reck, and the way Jp played it was like a man on fire, he made the guitar sing to his brother.  We know that Brian was in the skybox alongside, Shawn Jones , John-Paul Sr. and Randy Kapple looking down at him, the sky just could not contain their tears of joy.

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Brian Keith Reck, my Brother and friend.  
"If I don't see you no more in this world, I will see you in the next one, and don't be late"
You will be missed, but Gunner will be loved - Jp


Saturday, June 1, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS PLEASE SUBSCRIBE

UPCOMING SHOWS - JOHN-PAUL JONES GROUP 
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR FANS AND FRIENDS



July 4th, 2019 The John-Paul Jones Group will be performing at the 10th Annual Bourbon & Blues Festival in Swisher Iowa
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00PM




August 13th, 2019
The John-Paul Jones Group will be performing the Iowa State Fair Susan Knapp Stage in Des Moines, Iowa. 
TIME: 11:00AM - 12:00PM


September 13th, 2019 The John-Paul Jones Group will be performing at the End Of Summer Motorcycle Rally in Keosauqua Iowa.
TIME: 7:30 - 9:30PM
July 20th, 2019 The John-Paul Jones Group will be performing at the Blues-Bikes-Cars Festival in Ottumwa, Iowa
TIME: 6:00 - 7:30PM




August 24th, 2019
The John-Paul Jones Group will be performing a benefit for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ottumwa, Iowa. 
TIME: 4:30 - 6:30


September 21st, 2019. The John-Paul Jones Group will be performing at the Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Benefit in Muscatine, Iowa. TIME: 4:45 - 5:45PM



There are several other shows in the works for the late summer fall.  BAND IS OFF FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.
The band will be done playing for the year in November through May 1st.
So if you would like to see them next year send us information on your interest.
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE A SHOW GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND PURCHASE SOME MERCH YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
LADIES WE HAVE FITTED WOMEN'S T-SHIRTS, BAGS, COFFEE CUPS  please check out the website http://www.johnpauljonesgroup.com/store.html
BIG GUYS - we carry shirts int 3X 4X and 5X  Check out the store as well.
Heavy Blues Forever!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

BLESSED BY THE SUPPORT - OUR FANS ARE AMAZING

The John-Paul Jones Group is the an independently owned artistic business.   As most of the fans of the group knows you independent artist cannot succeed without the grassroots support of lisenters and fans.    However being proud to know that the group has over 5,000 fans and is being listened to on a global scale is wonderful.


Reverbnation  is one platform the John-Paul Jones Group choses to host its content.   There are 5683 blues artist that use the platform globally who have a chart position. There are 4435 artist in the United States who are charting on this platform.
These are great indepenent artists in Blues Genre.  Today, the John-Paul Jones Group moved up the charts and although the group has been in the Top 40 and the Top 100 today was the first time it looks like they could get close to the Top 20 of all these fine artists.
This is attributed to the fans of the group who interact well and listen to the music, read and participate in social media discussions.  The John-Paul Jones Group wants to thank each and everyone of you.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

YOUTUBE CHANNEL UP AND RUNNING

Add me as a friend on YouTube! https://youtu.be/addme/Ge5SmCa-y4G-Fu_RjGInNsN7-woU7w

BOURBON & BLUES FESTIVAL FIRST DAY HEADLINER


John-Paul Jones Group is headlining the first day of the 10th Annual Bourbon and Blues Festival in Swisher, Iowa.  Come out and see a great concert.  This is the group's first year at the festival and they are coming to knock your socks off.  


Sunday, May 19, 2019

FIRST SHOW OF THE YEAR GREAT TIME!!

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Jp & Jesse Doing Their Thang
Every year the John-Paul Jones Group does a "soft opening"  many folks don't realize that by November 1st of each year the band is on vacation until March 1st of the following year.   
This allows the band much needed time to relax, and to avoid the Iowa winters.  March 1st to May 15th the band starts back in pre-production for the summer concert series.

The John-Paul Jones Group is the primary project of its leader, John-Paul "Jp" Jones and it’s his vision and under his direction the band has progressed in its now 20 years of existence.
On May 18th, 2019 was the Artist's first show of the year, and it was at a new venue for the John-Paul Jones Group.  The venue is the HFI Creativity Lab located at 408 W. Lowe in Fairfield, Iowa. A unique venue with an oval ceiling full dance floor commercial restrooms.  But no alcohol service. This is a ballroom to be the best way to describe it. Perfect for as Jp said they called them in the old days..."Hall Party". The owner Dr. Eric Schaffer is a musician himself. This is a unique facility and very conducive to live recording.

Crew Members Setting Up The Show While John-Paul "Jp" Directs

This year the John-Paul Jones Group has expanded to include some new members.

Scott Carroll, Blazze Hoyt, Aaron Klampe are now joining Tyler Hernandez who is returning for another season with production duties.   

These guys are top notch and makes for a full crew contingent to handle, sound, lights, videography, and audio recording.

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Live at HFI Creativity Lab 05/18/2019
 

























Here are a few reviews from the show posted on the artist's facebook page.

Fans at the show enjoyed the best modern blues to hit Fairfield.   

The support by the fans was refreshing as Heather Dawn of H&J Entertainment was working hard to keep up with the merchandise sales.

The band played killer renditions of old blues songs from Muddy Waters, and "heavy blues" numbers like Rory Gallagher Cradle Rock.

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Jesse Price - Bass

The crowd was up for most every song and had a great time tapping their feet and dancing with reckless abandon as one new fan stated.



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Steven Jones - Drums





The show was audio and video recorded for a "Live@The Lab" CD which will be available later in the year.   The band travels with a full 32 Track Audio & Multi-Camera Recording system.

Remember the John-Paul Jones shows consist of either (1) 90 minute set or (2) 75 minute sets. 

So just like the movie theater you don't want to be late or you will miss the show. 




As always we want everyone to love the John-Paul Jones Group. Support them at any chance you get. This is Southeastern Iowa's native heavy blues band, and they will play songs that will leave an impact with you, and a performance that will rock your socks off.

HFI Lab Concert Attendee Comments
Started in 1999 by John-Paul Jones the band has had many wonderful members in it over the past 20 years, but the current line-up and crew are very much a big part of the current undertakings.

If you are a fan of Robin Trower, Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Peter Frampton, and other great 60's 70's guitar icons you will absolutely enjoy a John-Paul Jones Group performance.

Jp plays guitar like a man on fire and the rhythm section of Jesse & Steven were as solid as a rock. The band frequently went into impromptu jams and kept the groove going for the many dancers.

The band has excellent musicians and a great song selection that kept the crowd dancing. Check out the comments.

When you speak with Jp about music, you can see that its a passion that he truly believes the tradition of live music is important for all generations to experience.

Thus is undying dedication to performing in venues that allow for toddlers and young teens to experience live music performance.


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Get music, merchandise & tickets at the official website.
https://www.johnpauljonesgroup.com

Staff
H&J Entertainment, LLC

marketing@johnpauljonesgroup.com
515-207-2611