Saturday 9 June 2018
Laurence Jones is often labelled as “the future of the blues.” Still only 26, he has won several prestigious awards, among which Best European Guitarist at the European Music Awards and no less than three inductions into the British Blues Awards’ Hall of Fame as Young Artist of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He sold over 50,000 copies in total of his first four albums; the latest, Take Me High, was released in 2016 and produced by Mike Vernon, best known of his work with Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall. He’s supported the likes of Status Quo, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa, and many more. Jones went down a treat at last year’s Holland International Blues Festival, collaborating with Buddy Guy during the latter’s set and enjoying the second day of the Grolloo festival as a visitor. His new album, The Truth, is due for release in March 2018.