Carvin Jones, the "King of Strings", is an explosive blues front man who astounds crowds with his raw talent and charisma. Carvin has played 36 countries on 3 continents and has been well received by critics and fans alike. Carvin and his band currently average around 330 live performances a year.
2017 is shaped up to be to be another very busy year for Carvin and the band. They recently completed a 4 week tour of Netherlands, Germany and France. They have a new LP in the works, recently recorded in Spain and set for release later in the year. They will be touring the United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Poland, Italy, United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil and Spain with an appearance at the 2017 Cazorla Blues Festival in Cazorla, Spain. The lineup includes Tajmo (The Taj Mahal & Kebmo Band), Doyle Bramhal II, Kenny Neal, Nikki Hill, John Nemeth, Muis Maker, Reyes Ko, Julian Maeso, Pedo Peinado Blues Band, Hombre Garabato, Saxophonistas Salvajes, The Wild Horses, Trizia Band, Mambo Jambo, The Niftys and J Teixi Band.
In 2013-2016 the trio has appeared at several major blues and music festivals including Cerdanyola Blues Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Grollo Intl Blues Fest (Grollo, Netherlands), Otwock Blues festival (Warsaw, Poland), International Jazz Festival (Kraljevo, Serbia), Con Alma de Blues Festival (Buenos Aires Argentina), Sisak Blues Festival (Sisak, Croatia) and In Wires Festival (Uzice, Serbia). In September 2016 they appeared on the late night show Radio 3 on RTVE National Television in Spain which drew 20 million viewers. On June 23, they performed their biggest show to date in Valladolid, Spain. 60,000 were in attendance for Carvin's 50th Birthday show.
Prior to their current incarnation of the band, Carvin has a long 25 plus year history of success worldwide as a blues guitar player.
He has released over 10 LP's and several DVD's . He has played countless festivals, made numerous televison appearances and has received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world. He has pleased music fans worldwide with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style. He has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more. Carvin himself has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Carvin even played in Iraq and Kuwait in 2011.
Carvin Jones was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career. In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine named Carvin Jones "one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time!" Carvin Endorses Fender Guitars and Amplifiers.
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