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The Lew Jones Trio / Bio

LEW JONES’ music career spans over three decades. As singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Lew has opened for or shared the stage with Chubby Checker, Clarence Clemons, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Tim Finn (Crowded House), Buddy Guy, David LaFlame, Los Lobos, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), the Meat Puppets, The Rippingtons, Dan Siegal, and Tower of Power, among others. A winner of The Portland Music Association’s Crystal Award for ‘Outstanding Folk Act’, Lew had a local hit on Ripcord Records with “The Terwilliger Bridge/I think I’m Gonna Rain Tonight in 1978/9 and his song ‘Saint John’s Street’ included on the NOPO Compilation in 2007. In between, he has written and recorded multiple CDs, including 2003’s Sublimation, and reaped extensive international airplay from three ‘Rainbow Samplers’ put out by Poetman Records. Lew has performed at a variety of regional and local events including Seattle’s Bumbershoot and the Portland-based NXNW, Rose Festival, The Bite of Oregon, and The Mayor’s Ball, and his US tours include gigs up and down the west coast and across the country. Lew is also an established poet and popular painter/muralist.

Multi-instrumentalist RONNIE TAYLOR, a native of Colorado, was discovered in Las Vegas, at age 19, by The Stereo Band, an established funk group fresh from a tour of Japan. Playing stage and street venues with the band allowed him to hone his guitar skills while becoming adept at synth and keyboards. After a move to Southern California, he performed and recorded for a number of years with the L.A.-based rock group, Fifteen Minutes, filling rooms at major Hollywood rock clubs like Whiskey A-Go-Go and Club Lingerie alongside Concrete Blonde, Hunters & Collectors, Jane’s Addiction, and other top bands of the day. Since moving to Portland, Oregon, in 1988, Ronnie has added the saxophone to his musical palette, navigating the complex territories of both tenor and alto in his own sensitive style. If not at a local gig, or busy in his home recording studio, Ronnie can often be found playing on street corners or sitting in with various bands around town.

TOM LUND began drumming as a kid in the Washington, D.C. area, gigging in bars at the tender underage of 12. Since moving to Portland, Oregon, in 1973, he has become an established stage/studio drummer and back-up vocalist, recording and performing with numerous local bands and artists. His playing encompasses a myriad of musical genres from rock, country, folk, gospel, jazz and funk to Latin and Afro-Cuban, and from show tunes and standards to projects of purely improvisational form. In 2006, Tom introduced percussion into his set-up; he now often plays over 30 different percussion instruments in a single performance, combining instinctual timing with innovative style. Audience members love the spectacle he provides visually as well as musically, describing his playing as ‘fascinating’, ‘entertaining’ and as a ‘memorable experience for the eyes and ears’.

General Info

Band Members
LEW JONES- vocals,guitar,harmonica,uke RONNIE TAYLOR- tenor/alto sax,keys,vocals TOM LUND- percussion,vocals
Artist Name
The Lew Jones Trio
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Jazz / Pop Rock / Americana

Contact Info

Portland, OR