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Andrew Jr. Boy Jones at Biscuits & Blues in Union Square, San Francisco

Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones is a veteran blues bandleader who's put in time with some of the best, including Jimmy McCracklin, Freddie King, Johnnie Taylor, and Katie Webster. You'll notice that list has a strong southwestern bias, and so does the music on Jones's long-awaited solo debut, the brand-new I Need Time (Bullseye Blues): his string-bending leads, obviously derived from B.B. King's, have a mellifluous elegance that recalls Texas trailblazers like T-Bone Walker, and his knack for imbuing even the most raucous flag-wavers with melodic subtlety and emotional depth reflects a long-standing Lone Star roadhouse tradition. Jones can pattern both his leads and his riffs after horn lines,

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his mother Gladys, who was a single parent after divorcing her husband when Andrew was very young. The singer for a big band, Gladys retired to raise her family, and the band’s leader, Adolphus Sneed, stayed with the family as a father figure. Andrew received his first guitar from his mother for his seventh birthday, and he practiced every day. After noticing Andrew’s talent, Sneed bought him his second guitar. Andrew has amassed more than 50 years of experience as a professional guitar player. ‘Jr. Boy’ was in his first professional group, the Thunderbirds, backing Freddie ‘The Texas Cannonball’ King by age 16. In the ’60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, ‘Jr. Boy’ toured the world with several music legends, such as Johnnie Taylor, Tony Coleman, Cornell Dupree, Little Frankie Lee, Bobby Patterson, Russell Jackson, B.B. King, Katie Webster, and Charlie Musselwhite, to name a few. 


In 1996, Andrew began his solo career and also released the first album in which he was featured as a vocalist as well as a guitar player. He has since released five more solo albums, one of which he released from his own label, GalexC Records and his only live album on 43rd Big Idea Records. ‘Jr. Boy’ has been touring extensively with his blues band all over the country for the past two years, performing at several venues in and around the Dallas area. Andrew and his band have also performed at large festivals, such as the Texas Blues Radio Annual KNON Blues Festival, and international events like the Ottawa Blues Festival.

 

Show Dates and Times:

Jan. 6 - 7:30 pm

Jan.6 - 10:00 pm

Jan. 7 - 7:00 pm

Jan. 7 - 9:30 pm

Jan. 8 - 7:00 pm

Jan. 8 - 9:00 pm

 

Ticket Price:

$24

 

 

Location
Biscuits and Blues
Address

401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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