Playing and praying for the day when peace and gentle people rule the earth.

~Jony James


The Jony James Band is:

Jony James – Guitar, Dobro & Vocals

Mike Wagner – Bass

Kent “Boom Boom” Leech – Drums, Vocals

Jony James is overflowing with soul. It drips down from his hands onto his guitar, in lyrically urgent bends and intense ethereal assaults. It pours out through his weathered, leathery voice, telling vivid, open-minded tales of a tumultuous life, with his impressive song writing skills. His jovial, yet pensive nature is evident in both his music and stage presence. He is often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughn, however, his persistance on being “Jony” and playing Jony James’, original “Survival Blues”, sets him apart from the rest of the Blues Shows currently on the circuit.

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“A Blues Magic. (Jony’s) slashing, quivering guitar cuts like lightening through the smoke and grit of rough and tumble roadhouses, while his voice carries a touching sort of quiet sadness.”
(Mary Kunz Goldman / Buffalo News)


“There’s a new Experience in town and his name is Jony James. He approaches the Blues as if they were invented yesterday and are in need of a serious retooling today.”
(Detroit Metro Times)


“Jony James is sheer dynamite!”
(Winnepeg Free Press)

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