June 3

6:00 pm

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda

$30* (in venue) / $20 (virtual)
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About the show

*Taxes and service charges extra.


Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows! A Canadian blues guitarist (originally from Ottawa), singer, songwriter, and bandleader, JW-Jones was first interested in drums and rock before opting for guitar and blues after hearing B.B. King perform. In a few years he absorbed the styles of legendary musicians such as Albert King, T-Bone Walker, Jimmie Vaughan and many others. JW-Jones has ten albums to his name and has performed in 23 countries on four different continents. He gives more than a hundred shows a year.

Fresh off the heels of winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones and his touring band were looking forward to a huge year before COVID-19 hit and halted the tour schedule. But that didn’t stop him from turning isolation into inspiration. The latest album, Sonic Departures, sounds bigger and wider-than-ever. “I knew I had to do something productive to stay positive. I turned isolation into inspiration!” said Jones, whose searing axemanship has been praised in recent years by legendary blues artists Buddy Guy and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones).

From original music to previously unreleased songs, “this album sounds bigger and wider-than-ever” says Jones. It features a 17-piece band with a 13-piece horn section, plus additional tracking of vocals, guitars, and studio effects that led to a most appropriate title, Sonic Departures.

After releasing ‘Live” two years ago, the roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally requested sit-in with the likes of 8-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues-rock icon George Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents.


“This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive.” – Buddy Guy, 8 x Grammy Award winner