I had the great honor of having one of my long-time friends visit me at the studio. Tony Blew has been a Southeast Iowa Music Fixture since long before I was born. He has always been kind to me since I was a 13 year old kid getting dropped off at Reifsnyder's or Richardson's music. Tony is an Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee.
It was really great to show Tony my studio, his words of praise go a long-way. When someone you have looked up to since longer than you care to remember says things like, "hard work just shows" and "you are a fxxxking genius" that makes you feel great. High praise from a hard worker. Only thing that would of made that a more perfect visit would be if Mr. Don Blew was still with us, Tony's dad Don would talk to me for hours about guitar playing, I listened every chance I got.
On a different note we have some great shows coming up!
May 18th, 2019 we will be in Fairfield Iowa at the Lab a new venue for us we are hoping a lot of you will come over, this is a alcohol free event so if you would like to enjoy a sober night out and a great concert come give us a couple hours and we will try to knock your socks off. Low cover charge and we will be giving away some door prizes. Bring the kids this is a kid friendly event.
July 20th 2019 will be our Blues, Bikes, Cars, Truck event which is raising money for the Wapello County Sheriff's Department's Children's Holiday Shopping Program". This is a great cause and we have great sponsors and great prizes and events that will happen at this event. Bring your kids all kids get to be judges of the Vehicle Show, and they will be the only judges. Just $5.00 to enter your car and we will have raffle tickets for lots of merchandise and gifts donated by our sponsors on the poster. So if you are in the sponsor business let them know you saw this poster.
August 24th, 2019 we will be in Ottumwa for the Veteran Community Awareness concert for the Ottumwa Post 775 VFW. We would really much appreciate any who would like to participate in this event to stop by our website and volunteer some time. This is simply an excuse to get everyone together, veterans, veteran families, neighbors and friends. Come on down. We are currently looking for volunteers to cook food for the VFW to use as concessions and to help them raise money for the post. We will have a cover charge as well and be donating a portion of the proceed to the VFW to help assist them with their programs. The greatest veterans organization in the world is the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
September 13th, 2019 we will be in Keosauqua to play the State Line Rally Association on Friday Night. You absolutely want to make this event. The event covers the whole week, but we are honored to get the 7:00 spot on Friday night. So if you are going to State Line Rally and you are a fan of the John-Paul Jones Group, please come on over to the big barn and share in the fun with us.
September 21st, 2019 at 4:30pm we will performing in Muscatine our brand of heavy blues to the Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Music Festival. This is a great 2-Day Event and we will be heading up the action on Saturday at 4:30pm. You want to come catch us. The Peine family has been supporting the Iowa Organ Donor network with this great event 9 years in the the running. Even if you are from anywhere, make it a great 2-day event for you come to Muscatine stay the night simple cheap cover charge and you will 10 great bands over a two day period, but of course we want you to come and see us jam out.
The sound and stage are perfect and the Pearl City Life Riders really know how to put on a great event. You will have some of the best fun in the world. With food by Missipi Brewing Company and great drinks and service to go with it.
Here is a LINK to a video from the John-Paul Jones Group performance last year... CLICK HERE
We have more shows we are waiting to hear back from. We can't wait. However our June is a bit bare and we are offering a chance for you to win a private party concert in June outdoors at your farm or event. Subscribe to our mailing list on our website HERE and let us know you are interested in the John-Paul Jones Group bringing its brand of heavy blues to your homefront. CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE SIGN-UP
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW CATCH YOU LATER!!!