Johnny Jones is a Nashville blues icon. Born there in 1936, Jones moved to Chicago in the early 1950s with his mother. In the Windy City, he was exposed to the fiery talents of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and other legends. With his pal Walter McCollom, Johnny worked frequently for Freddie King and Junior Wells. The 1960s found Jones back in his native Nashville as a studio guitarist and formed his own group named The Imperial Seven. The late Jimi Hendrix regularly sat in with them at the New Era club.
The new release on NorthernBlues features Johnny Jones with a lively group recorded at the Bluesland Studios in Nashville. Jones has his own unique guitar style and throws in some wicked licks. He’s truly something special. His original composition "Really" is a treat for fans of instrumental blues. The title track, "Blues Is In The House" is another up-tempo stomper and Johnny shares the vocal with guest Charles Walker.
Rusty Zinn provides comprehensive liner notes resulting in a fine package for blues fans.