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“Stacy Jones spreading her love of blues with latest album The blues singer from Edmonds is garnering attention in Grammy circles for “Love is Everywhere.” “Love is Everywhere,” and so is Stacy Jones. One of the region’s most popular blues singers, her band’s new album “Love is Everywhere” is garnering attention in Grammy circles this week in the categories of best contemporary blues album and best roots song. It’s also up for best self-produced CD at the International Blues Challenge, set for January in Memphis, Tennessee, and has been praised by numerous national critics. Her genre is blues, for sure, but one also could describe her work as blues rock or roots rock with a bit of country. Earlier this week, the local Roots Music Report (rootsmusicreport.com) listed the Stacy Jones Band’s “I Fell in Love” as its top song title in the state.”

“Stacy Jones set out to make a blues-and-roots-themed album with “Love Is Everywhere,” and she did just that. With her many accolades as a songwriter in her home state of Washington, this set will likely add to those kudos. And, it also shows a side of her that many may not know exists—her multi-instrumentalist talents are all over this one, as she is on vocals, guitar, piano, B-3, and even the harp! The set begins, literally, down at the Crossroads, as a second-line beat propels the ghostly story of a woman “who was a looker,” but who took the advice of the Hoodoo Man, and drank of the “Mojo Potion 61 And 49,” and “never was the same again!” “Wait For Heaven” is a powerful, guitar-laden message of hope following the death of a friend in a house fire, while Mike Marinig’s sax and flute add an ethereal vibe to the Stax-soul flavor of “Can’t You Be Mine.” Her nods to the Americana genre’ are evident in the tale of “Tough Girls Never Cry,” evoking mem”

“If this is your acquaintance with Stacy Jones, you go stand somewhere be amazed by this versatile lady. She opens up tempo and sharply with "Can not Do Nothin 'Right', where Sean Denton lead guitar makes for spicy accents. Following is "You and Me, Tonight" a rocker in which the violin Parry provides the country atmosphere. The first resting point "Dreams" is a song with a Latin edge that Father Tom Jones wrote. "Hole In My Sole" is a song that Stacy wrote, inspired by the deceased JJ Cale. The title song "Whiskey, Wine, & Water" have to wait for the appropriate intro before Stacy again can go flat, they also "4 Days More" doing. "Momma" is a nice bluesy tribute to her mother and "Keep on Keepin 'on" is her brother, who gives her the advice to suppress the pain and move on. "Lost Lovers Waltz" is an old song that the years continues to stand and "San Antonio", a country tinged number,”

"Whiskey, Wine & Water" contains twelve songs written by Stacy. The album was recorded and mixed in Studio Litho in Seattle and Stacy together with Floyd Reitsma producer. The basis of the album is country, folk, blues and Americana music. Lead singer Stacy is a multi-musician, because outside of singing she also takes the ukulele, acoustic guitar, the harmonica, the piano and the organ at its expense. Drummer and percussionist Rick Bowen and bassist Tom Jones form the whole album, the rhythm section. For the lead guitar, it changes regularly. Kevin Sutton, Mark Riley and Sean Denton each take a couple of songs on their behalf. Jon Parry is the man we heard on the fiddle. The opener 'Can’t Do Nothing Right "is an up-tempo country, blues and folk mix. This song was by the International Music And Entertainment Association voted best blues song of 2015. Stacy here gives full throttle and slide licks that we should also come out of her hand. 'You And Me, Tonight' is a very happ

“You're going to a night out with your best friend and drinking that night only whiskey, wine and water and you have the title of a new CD. Stacy Jones (Lead vocals-Harmonica-Piano / Organ .. Guitar), Tom Jones (bass), Rick J Bowen (drums, vocals), Kevin Sutton (guitar-vocals), Jon Parry (fiddle), Sean and Mark Denton Riley (lead guitar), have made a fine CD. They guarantee a good dose of blues and rock occasionally quite topped with a dash of country. Stacy's voice lends itself at least for several styles. She adapts effortlessly and that calls for her. In the country tinged numbers like San Antonio, Lost Lovers Waltz and Hole in my sole is also just that little sob. But they can also play quite like Can not do nothin 'right and whiskey, wine & water. Momma is a tribute to her mother, beautifully sung by a delightful slide. You and me, tonight is inspired by The Band's "Atlantic City," a very beautiful song any resemblance to that number is not there. A few days after the death”

“Hailing from Shoreline, Washington, the Stacy Jones Band is a four-piece band with one foot in blues and another in Americana/roots rock. Spearheaded by singer-songwriter Stacy Jones, the winner of the 2015 IMEA (International Music and Entertainment Association) award for Best Blues Song for her song “Can’t Do Nothin’ Right” off the band’s newest album Whiskey, Wine, & Water, the band takes a decidedly driving, rocking approach to blues and Americana music, to the point where the band’s music arguably borders on southern rock”

“If one day you are driving along those straight, dusty and endless USA roads and you see Stacy Jones is going to play on a roadhouse bar that night, please stop your car and enjoy the show of this amazing singer, guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter, because she is pure dynamite. This album includes twelve original songs with some recurrent topics as love, lost love, whiskey, drinking or her life on the road, all performed in the most genuine country, folk and Americana roots music, but always with a touch of blues that comes from the depths of her soul. These styles come together and combine in equal parts along this well managed and vibrant album, totally full of a catching energy. Stacy Jones is an artist in evolution to be discovered by a large amount of fans and music lovers, so this album gives you the opportunity to do so and fall in love with the indomitable beauty of thi”

“Stacy Jones Receives IMEA Award For Blues Song Of the Year 2015 IMEA Awards Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Marietta, Ga. Singer Song Writer and Multi-instrumentalist Stacy Jones wins the 2015 IMEA award for “Blues Song of the Year,” for the single “Can’t Do Nothin’ Right,” from her 2015 album Whiskey, Wine & Water.Stacy Jones was on the red carpet in Marietta to receive her award. Stacy was also nominated for “Blues Artist of the Year.””

“The new release from Stacy Jones, Whiskey, Wine & Water, is a pumping concoction of blues and Southern rock led by Jones's muscular and soaring vocals. Jones hails from Washington State. She has twice won the Best Female Vocalist award from the Washington Blues Society. Her voice compares with Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi. That's how well she sings. Whiskey, Wine & Water (released on March 27, 2015) was produced by Jones and Floyd Reitsma (Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews) and recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, WA. This collection of twelve homespun, original songs about love, lost love, whiskey drinking and life on the road is engaging. Key tracks for me are "Can't Do Nothin' Right" (about mucking up and forgiveness), "Dreams" (her father co-wrote this one before she was born), "Hole In My Sole" (inspired by the passing of the great JJ Cale), "4 Days More" (about hope and excitement) and "To Be Loved". With her fourth studio album, Jones shows off her country, folk and Ameri”

“Stacy Jones is knee deep in the Roots that rise out of the Pacific Northwest. The rhythms of her most recent release, Whiskey, Wine, and Water, at time use the arrangement template for Seattle grunge rock. The instrumentation becomes a united front of bass, drums, and guitar notes that rideshare a riff as they hop aboard “4 Days More”, and lend the model to roots rhythms that propel the bluesy non-apology for a drunk on “Can't Do Nothin' Right”. Stacy Jones puts herself behind the wheel of Whiskey, Wine , and Water, guiding the band as they loosen the slack on a wild hay ride with “Hole in the Sole”, swing with some western Country as they head into a show in “San Antonio”, and float through the breezy Americana sound flashes that makes up “Dreams”. Stacy Jones drinks a little “Whiskey, Wine, and Water” as she takes pride for heritage in the title track.”

“Coming off another award-winning year – 2014 Washington Blues Society “Best Female Vocalist” – Stacy Jones returns with another blistering blues long-player, ‘Whiskey, Wine, & Water.’ After the album opens the train-chuggin blues of “Can’t Do Nothin’ Right,” there’s a couple things conspicuously missing here. Jones dropped the “Band” from her moniker, and her harmonica-fused blues sound she built her career on is pushed to the back in favor of a more alt-country and dare I say folk as the primary basis of these song structures. Don’t get me wrong, there are still elements of blues within these dozen tracks. The down and dirty title track has a little swagger to it, while the boogie woogie of “Keep On Keepin’ On” is an ass shaker. Aside from those three tracks, Jones’ influences of Big Mama Thorton, Muddy Waters, and Led Zeppelin are replaced by the country two-step of “You and Me, Tonight,” the 1960s folk of “4 Days”

“Seattle-based country-folk-Americana singer-songwriter Stacy Jones is a vocal powerhouse and talented musician who plays acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica, piano, organ, and electric slide. She has performed at South by Southwest, the Chicago Blues Festival and other national and regional festivals, and has been nominated for “Best of the Blues” awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar, and winning vocalist of the year. Her fourth studio album, “Whiskey, Wine & Water,” features all new original songs recorded and co-produced by Floyd Rietsma (Pearl Jam and Dave Mathews) at Studio Litho in Seattle. Support is provided by Kevin Sutton, Sean Denton, and Mark Riley on lead guitar, Rick Bowen on drums, Tom Jones on upright and electric bass, and Jon Parry on fiddle. These are all top-notch musicians.The CD wallet includes a pull-out with a signed picture and short explanations on how/why she wrote the songs – nice touch. The CD”

“Personally, I believe that such a gig soon gain even more fans around the world, and not only those who love the blues, but all who love good music. With their new album "Whiskey, Wine & Water" Stacy listeners transmits a strong message, which is only a step towards more global affirmation.The songs offered on this album clearly indicate the width the musician and her backup band. It is this diversity of interpretation and presentation of musicians, who with their music clearly all make it clear that each in his Fahui real and exceptional master, powerful trump album. Well, finally, here are their names: Stacy Jones (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, harmonica), Kevin Sutton (guitar and vocals), Rick J Bowen (drums and vocals) and Tom Jones (bass), and there are special guests, guitarists Mark Riley and Sean Denton Jon Parry, who with his violin further spice up the story. Produced by Stacy Jones and Floyd Reitsma, and filmed and mixed by Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho in Seattle.”

“Stacy Jones Whiskey, Wine & Water EZ Money/Critical Sun Jones' trip to the country goes down many a lane here; listeners go on a hayride on the Buck Owens-ish "You and Me Tonight," head for a hazy bayou during the mystery-infused "Dreams" and then pull into the roadhouse for the harmonica-embellished rockin' shuffle of the title cut. The musical styles may vary but it is Jones' voice that is the star here; with strong pipes that can belt it out like Bonnie Raitt and a penchant for understated nuance that recalls Allison Moorer, Jones keeps the party moving throughout and does it with panache.”

"If you thought you knew what to expect from a Stacy Jones album, you’re going to get quite a surprise when you hear “Whiskey, Wine And Water”. The up-tempo opening track “Can’t Do Nothing Right” gives a lie to the whole album, Stacy and the band can do little wrong! Unlike earlier albums, there are nice shades of country with fiddle on — “You And Me Tonight” and the tremendous rollicking “San Antonio” although both remain with one foot in the blues. Brooding ballads, power blues, gentle blues, up-tempo blues and the guitar on “Mama” is almost reminiscent of the Allman Brothers. Given Stacy’s harmonica skills, they’re a bit under-represented. However, Kevin Sutton (guitar), Tom Jones (bass) and Rick J Bowen (drums) provide a real power trio to show-case Stacy’s voice. The band’s best album yet in my humble opinion!" Cliff McKnight, Nothing But the Blues UK

Cliff McKnight - Nothing But the Blues U.K

"Stacy Jones connects with her Country Roots telling her story of a Whiskey & Water Baptism that lace Blues and Rock edges bringing this collection of songs to life. She embraces the Singer-Songwriter she has developed into with a conviction that listeners will relate to. From “Can’t Do Nothing Right”, “Whiskey Wine and Water” to “San Antonio”, crack the Crown and get down road with Stacy’s musical story." Jonathan Oogie” Richards NWCZ Radio

jonathan 'Oogie" Richards - Mighty mouth Blues/NWCZ Radio

“STEAM: I hear you are in the process of finishing your fourth album. What is the name going to be, and when is it going to be released to the public? STACY: Well so far everybody is in favor in the name Whiskey Wine and Water, which is one of the tracks on the new album. There are some other great titles too, Keep on Keepin’ On and Can't do Nothin’ Right. Whiskey Wine and Water is about good times with friends and the great family we have, and parents who raised us to follow our dreams and not be afraid to raise a little hell, so that's probably going to be the title track. We of course want to get the CD out as soon as possible and we are going to try to pick up as much momentum from it as we can from it, so we will get it into the best hands we can and I guess see what happens. Spring would be our ideal release. The mastering will be done at the end of this month. STEAM: Is the newest CD going to be classified in Blues genre?STACY: The new album really is all-around roots music”

“The Stacy Jones Band – Once again I made the mistake of assuming what the music would sound like based off of the band’s photo. Dumb, dumb, dumb! This quartet from Seattle, WA belts out some electrified blues rock like nobody’s business. Stacy Jones’ voice is extraordinary and she can play a mean harmonica too! If you miss vocalists like Janis Joplin then stop what you’re doing right now and follow the link. ReverbNation Page – http://www.reverbnation.com/stacyjonesband Song Sample – “Heavy Water””

“Summer is a fantastic season for live blues concerts, whether indoors or out. In 2011 the Stacy Jones Band took the stage at Kennewick, Washington’s Untapped Blues and Brews festival,hence the name of their third album, “Live and Untapped.” Featuring music from their 2010 “Long Time Comin’” and 2011 “No Need to Spell It Out,” this release is a crowd-pleaser. Blues artists often pour extra energy into their live shows, although the overall sound may be less polished than on a studio album. That energy is certainly the case here, revealing why the Washington Blues Society deemed Seattle’s Stacy Jones and her crew “Best New Band” in 2009, and Jones as “Best Female Vocalist” in 2010. Joining her are Jeff Menteer on guitar and vocals, her father Tom Jones on bass, and Rick Bowen on drums and vocals. You Belong to Me”--The sixth song on this CD is a low-down, throw-down, swinging sensation!Her keyboard work here is absolutely phenomenal, and so is Menteer's guitar”

“BluesWax Rating:8 Nothing But Good.The Pacific Northwest has been producing some very interesting blues acts lately. This continues to be the case with the Stacy Jones Band out of the Seattle, area. This is one tight band. Front and center is Stacy Jones, an accomplished musician and a powerful vocalist. Not only can this lady belt out a song, but she can play piano, as well as a mean harp. Her band was not short-changed on talent either. Playing bass guitar, is her father, Tom Jones, who has been playing bass as a primary instrument for over twenty-five years. The remainder of the quartet consists of guitarist Jeff Menteer and drummer/percussionist Rick J. Bowen. I love Menteer’s playing, it reminds me a bit of Clapton on a few tracks.Composed of original and well contrived tunes, No Need to Spell it Out is an unexpected delight. So delightful and enjoyable, it’s hard to choose a favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. ”

“The Stacy Jones Band is comprised of great blues musicians. Stacy Jones is multi talented on vocals, harmonica, keys, and acoustic guitar, Jeff Menteer on vocals and electric guitar, Rick J Bowen on drums and vocals, and Tom Jones on bass. The live album, Live and Untapped, is a wonderful collaboration with unique cover songs and originals. They do a rocking version of BB King’s “You Upset Me Baby,” putting their own interesting spin on the tune with Stacy and Jeff singing the vocals together. Stacy shows her versatility as a singer in their cover of “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones. “I Think I Feel Like Leavin’” is one of the best songs on the album. It’s up-tempo and everything from the bass line to guitar riffs and backup vocals are tight. “Waitin’ on Love” is another outstanding song on the album. The guitar riff is catchy and Stacy’s voice is simple yet soulful as ever on this track. The album ends on an uplifting note with a surprising different sound on”

“The band’s fourth release, No Need To Spell It Out is a strong mix of blues/rock tunes, all written by various members of the band. Ms. Jones has a powerful, expressive vocal style, is equally skilled on guitar and keyboards, and can flat blow the back off a harmonica. Highlight tracks include the rocking opener, “No Matter What,” “Glory Bound,” which features some fine slide work from Menteer, the funky “Heavy Water,” where Jones gets to show off her harmonica skills, and “You Belong To Me,” where she takes a soulful turn on the keyboards. Guitarist Menteer really shines throughout the disc, but he really takes the cake on “Cry a Love Song,” an eight-minute rocker. No Need To Spell It Out is a marvelous set of robust blues/rock tunes presented by a rising star on the blues scene, the talented and charsmatic Stacy Jones. Blues fans would do well to keep an eye (and ear) out for her, for it sounds like she’s just getting started and still has a lot left to say.”

“With their third release in as many years, the Stacy Jones Band sounds more confident, ballsier and sounding like they are having one hell of a good time recording No Need to Spell It Out.With 12 original new songs, the Stacy Jones Band rip right into it with the opening track “No Matter What.” With Stacy Jones killer harmonica playing over the band’s steady groove, you are in for a roadhouse-style good time. Jones’ vocals are bright, powerful channeling her inner Etta James, Janis Joplin and Beth Hart. , “Heavy Water” and “Think I Feel Like Leavin'” are two of the best songs the Stacy Jones Band has ever written. “Heavy Water” is a sexy smoldering jam with haunting harmonica in the background, and it builds to a powerful chorus. “Think I Feel Like Leavin'” is a throwback blues jam you might have heard coming out of the small bars of Mississippi in the 1940s.No Need to Spell It Out shows that this quartet has matured to be one of the best blues/soul/rock bands i”

“The Washington Blues Society has a hidden treasure that shouldn't stay hidden for long. Building off their 2009 victory for Best New Band for that Society, Stacy Jones won for Best Female Vocalist in 2010. And, they have just released their fourth overall CD, entitled "No Need To Spell It Out." It is some sho' nuff high-octane, all-original blues that showcase not only Stacy's writing and vocal prowess, but her keyboard, guitar, and harp(!) chops, too. The rest of this high-powered group are Tom Jones on bass, Rick Bowen on drums, and Jeff Menteer on guitar, and they blast thru these cuts with tight arrangements as well.Stacy Jones is a multi-talented young woman bent on conquering the contemporary blues world. With sets as formidable as "No Need To Spell It Out," she and her band make themselves a definite force to be reckoned with!! Until next time.....Sheryl and Don Crow”

“Their latest release, No Need To Spell It Out, all originals capturing their rockin’ blues material to a tee. It’s jumping and it’s thrilling. Stacy’s voice soars like all the great female blues shouters before her, like Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor and Lydia Pense. The band’s delivery is stellar; hot and smoldering and it cooks! Jeff Menteer is a guitarist of note. He can be funky, greasy, blistering and steaming, whatever the mood of the song calls for. Pay extra attention to his playing on numbers like “Glory Bound,” “You Belong To Me,” and the solo he takes on “Tell Me Why” is absolutely biting! Rhythm section Rick J. Bowen on drums and Tom Jones on bass delivers in the pocket every time. Stacy simply does it all, besides her extraordinary vocals, she plays guitar, keys and killer harmonica.The Stacy Jones Band is destined to become another Northwest favorite, pick up a copy of No Need To Spell It Out and enjoy their music now, you’ll be listening to it f”

“My first impression after listening to "No Need To Spell It Out" was that the music struck me as being more on the rock side then the blues side, but please don't think that I didn't like the music, actually I loved it. From the hard driving opener"No Matter What" to the hypnotic bluesy jazz closer "Diggin' In The Mud", the Stacy Jones Band simply do not miss a beat as each and every member of the band ploughs through each Track like a possessed John Deere Combine on a Horizonless Wheat Field. "No Need To Spell It Out" certainly did not fall into the category of Sophomore Jinx. Stacy Jones Vocals and the rest of the bands amazing Musical Prowess continue to shine brightly as does their future, if they continue putting out these kind of albums. "No Need To Spell It Out" is one heck of an album which continued to whet my appetite for future albums from this amazing group of artists. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed. Review by John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)”

“Charged-up music that imparts energy, power, originality & talent Hard work and a lot of practice have paid off as the The Stacy Jones Band hit the ground with a steady gallop. While there are several enjoyable tracks on this CD, “Heavy Water” is a standout track that establishes an engaging groove, includes vocal harmony, and allow Stacy to strut her stuff on harmonica. The following track “You Belong to Me” showcases some of Stacy’s fine piano playing,this band deserves the attention of a larger legion of fans. (Joe Ross)”

“It has come. The new CD by the Stacy Jones Band is here and ready for your ears to appreciate. Stacy wrote much of what is on the CD and her singing is great. She is joined by the usual band members:Tom Jones on bass, JeffMenteer on guitar,and rick Bowen on Drums ,but also added an all-star horn section of BB award winners Ron Hendee,Scotty Harris and Randy Oxford.The rythm section sounds great here underneath everything and you will dance to the beat even if you listen in the living room or car. Songs like "Whatcha Gonna Do" and "turn to the blues," knocked me out mainly because of Stacy's vocals and the greatness of the songs.You can't talk about Stacy Jones without talking about her harmonica playing.I loved how she did that in"blues is in the house." This band has three part harmony on vocals that is as good as any.This CD could get a lot of attention beyond the northwest if it gets into the right hands. Add this CD to your list of must haves.”