Saturday 13 June 2020
Guitar whizz kid Laurence Jones is a true friend of the festival; even when he’s not playing, you’ll often find him backstage to just hang out and enjoy the shows. After performing in Grolloo two times before (during his first time here, he even collaborated with Buddy Guy), he is back for a third. Often labeled as “the future of blues”, Jones was inducted into the British Blues Awards’ Hall of Fame as Young Artist of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He’s supported the likes of Status Quo, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa, and many more. Growing up outside of Liverpool, Jones learned classical guitar from the age of seven but discovered the blues by listening to his father’s record collection. Having made seven albums already, his latest, Laurence Jones Band, was released this September.