Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones
Doug Deming is an American blues and roots guitarist/vocalist, born and raised in the Detroit area, currently residing on the Gulf coast of Florida. Doug has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting, earning him the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards’ Sean Costello Rising Star Award.
Drawing influence from greats like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug’s traditional taste and style are evident in his original music, with three recordings of primarily original tunes to his credit.
Throughout his 20+ year career Doug has enjoyed touring and recording with many top blues artists, including Kim Wilson, Gary Primich, Lazy Lester, Alberta Adams, AC Reed and Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones to name a few; as well as with his own band featuring various artists such as Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Terry Hanck, Steve Guyger and Dennis Gruenling.
Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 50’s roots rock.
” …here is a cat that is bedrock solid in the blues with inventive guitar licks, clever song writing, and upbeat, dance inducing music. As a guitar player, he nails every category: taste, tone, restraint, timing, and phrasing.”
-James Walker, BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
“The great musicians who bridged the gap between Blues and Jazz and Jump and Swing had unique musical identities, sounds and personalities and they allowed their personal fingerprint on everything they had. People like Charlie Parker, Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Christian had unique sounds and played with energy and vigor. Modern players like Duke Robillard, Doug Deming and Joey DeFrancesco continue that process. It’s about tunes and swing, but it’s also about personalities and telling a story when you play music.”
-“Little Charlie” Baty
“Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones deliver the sound and styles of Blues and Swing fresh way past the expiration date”.
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