The ‘Future of Blues’ Laurence Jones at The Atkinson June 18th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments At 22 years of age Laurence Jones is already making a big name for himself and was awarded the converted 2014 Young Artist of the Year title at the Great British RnB Festival in Colne, Lancashire. The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with “Ruf Records”. His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito. Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour “Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius” – “Walter Trout” A buzz has been building rapidly around Laurence Jones, starting well before the release of his 2012 Thunder In The Sky. Since then Laurence has clocked up some serious road miles from touring throughout the U.K and Europe. Classic Rock – Blues Magazine – Call him the “Future of the blues” and the “next big thing“.. with 2nd album Temptation british band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potentil into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don’t bet against it. Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as “Blues Rocks youngest Talent” and was featured on the “Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. He is influenced by, Walter Trout Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Albert Collins… Laurence Jones performs at The Atkinson on Saturday 20 June at 8pm. Tickets are £10 and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours. Book for Laurence Jones, Ben Poole and get Kaz Hawkins and her Band O’ Men at half price As part of The Atkinson’s summer blues offer. Please be advised that from April 1 there will be a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!