Houston Jones
  • Castro Valley, CA
  • United States
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Houston Jones and special guest Stevie Coyle at at Sutter Creek Theatre

April 26, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
An evening with Houston Jones and very special guest Stevie CoyleSaturday, April 26th at the Sutter Creek TheatreHigh-octane Americana!See More
Apr 4
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Houston Jones at Armando's - March 1st, 8pm at Armando's, 707 Marina St., Martinez, CA

March 1, 2014 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Houston Jones8pm at Armando's, MartinezTickets: $15Armando's features the best of LIVE music including jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk and everything in between, everything except over-played typical bar rock and roll.Located at 707 Marina Vista in Martinez. Armando's is an intimate, close to the music, get to know the performers, hot spot for local talent. Armando's is a cash-only music venue serving beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages, 21 and over please.See More
Feb 14
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Houston Jones at Alpine Hills Tennis and Swimming Club at Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club

February 1, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
Reservations required4139 Alpine Rd.Portola Valley, CA    $20 adults, $10 students, $25 non-members  Info./ reservations: tjatvv@gmail.com http://www.houstonjones.com/schedule.htmHouston Jones is a high-octane Americana quintet performing an original repertoire of folk, bluegrass, blues and gospel.  "A confluence of sublime talent." - San Francisco ChronicleSee More
Jan 29
Houston Jones commented on Jim Pipkin's group 'ND Arizona'
"We're (coming) Baaaack to sunny Arizona.....and are hugely looking forward to performing at the 2014 Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair!! We'd love to see you there too! Our two shows: Saturday, January 18th at 4pm and Sunday, January 19th…"
Nov 21, 2013
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Houston Jones at Camarillo Cafe at Camarillo Community Center

November 15, 2013 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Houston Jones looks forward to returning to the Camarillo Cafe this Friday, November 15th.We'd love to see you! Last year's show was a sellout so if you're planning to come, please plan to arrive early.Doors open at 7:30$20 donation at the doorFor map: http://www.houstonjones.com/schedule.htmSee More
Nov 11, 2013
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Houston Jones and Stevie Coyle at Lamorinda Music

November 1, 2013 from 8pm to 10pm
Houston Jones with very special guest (and finger stylist extraordinaire!) Stevie Coyle at Lamorinda Music. Sponsored by Mighty Fine Guitars. Reservations: stevie@mightyfineguitars.comSee More
Nov 1, 2013
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Oct 17, 2013
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Houston Jones - "Toccata In Swing (Hold the Aria)"

Houston Jones performs "Toccata in Swing (Hold the Aria) by Glenn Houston at the Old Grove Festival, Redwood Forest Theatre, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve...
Sep 21, 2013
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Houston Jones at San Benito County Fairgrounds

August 10, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday, August 10thGood Old Fashioned Bluegrass FestivalCamping available.  Please contact Mike Fisher at 831-336-2185 to reserve a spot.The festival runs from August 8th - 11thGates open 12 PM Thursday and 8AM Friday to Sunday 5PMNo Bicycles, No Pets - Service Dogs OnlyBean CreekGrassfireBrookdale Bluegrass BandHouston JonesCanyon JohnsonKeystone StationCarr Creek CrossingKids on StageCentral Valley BoysKitchen Help Circle R…See More
Jul 24, 2013
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Jul 8, 2013
Houston Jones commented on TwangNation.com's group 'San Francisco Alt.country/Roots/Americana Fans'
"SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd Houston Jones and special guest Stevie Coyle in concert at the old Palms Playhouse in Winters.  Stevie (original frontman of the Waybacks) and the guys will be playing some of those great old Waybacks tunes plus…"
Jun 20, 2013
Tom Frey commented on Houston Jones's video
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Houston Jones and guests - "Exactly Nowhere"

"I do not know shy these guys don't get more props.  Chris Kee in particular writes some great songs and they perform their originals and the occasional cover very well."
Jun 16, 2013

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Houston Jones is a San Francisco based high-octane Americana band that performs an original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel.
 
Travis Jones (lead vocals, guitar), began performing as a child accompanying his mother on gospel tours in the South.  He honed his soulful delivery in his years as a child preacher in churches around his native Shreveport, only to throw down his bible when he saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

Chris Kee (bass, cello, and guitar) has a degree in ethnomusicology from Yale.  Balancing his bookishness with Americana street cred, Kee is a regular with Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Air Force, a long time cohort of Telecaster wizard Jim Campilongo, and has performed with Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller.

Glenn Houston (lead guitars) was the founding lead guitarist of the Waybacks, and was voted 2009 Best Guitarist by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.  

Peter Tucker (drums), who (along with Kee) was in the original rhythm section of the Waybacks, has deep Americana roots, having performed and recorded with wide array of Americana musicians, including Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, the Beau Brummels, Warren Zevon and Skunk Baxter.

Henry Salvia (keyboards, accordion) has performed with the Johnny Nocturne Band, Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones and Big Jay McNeeley.

Houston Jones festival performances include Kate Wolf, Walnut Valley, Telluride, Sisters, American River, MillPond, and Strawberry.

Billboard.com praised their “Wonderful original tunes;” Dirty Linen said “No one delivers the goods quite like HJ... HJ remains one of the West Coast’s most talented and entertaining bands.” Bob Brown, club owner and manager of Huey Lewis, says they are “as good as any singing and picking I’ve heard in my thirty years in the music business."

They've just released their sixth CD for the Summerhill label, "Queen of Yesterday".  Houston Jones' music is currently being played on over seventy radio stations throughout North America and beyond, and is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon.com, CDBaby, MSN Music, Napster, MusicMatch, MusicNet, and www.houstonjones.com.

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At 8:24am on November 30, 2012, Adela & Jude said…

wow!!  Thanks so much !

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