Saturday, July 14, 2012

Great Basin A&E
Winnemucca, NV

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Great Basin A&E
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Phone: 775-623-1064
The Martin Hotel
Winnemucca, NV 89445
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Houston Jones is a San Francisco based high-octane Americana band that performs an original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. Travis Jones (lead vocals, guitar) began performing as a child accompanying his mother on gospel tours in the South. He honed his soulful delivery in his years as a child preacher in churches around his native Shreveport, only to throw down his bible when he saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Chris Kee (bass, cello, and guitar) has a degree in ethnomusicology from Yale. Balancing his bookishness with Americana street cred, Kee is a regular with Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Air Force, a long time cohort of Telecaster wizard Jim Campilongo, and has performed with Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller. Glenn Houston (lead guitars) was the founding lead guitarist of the Waybacks, and was voted 2009 Best Guitarist by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Peter Tucker (drums), who (along with Kee) was in the original rhythm section of the Waybacks, has deep Americana roots, having performed and recorded with wide array of Americana musicians, including Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, the Beau Brummels, Warren Zevon and Skunk Baxter. Henry Salvia (keyboards, accordion) has performed with the Johnny Nocturne Band, Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones and Big Jay McNeeley. Houston Jones has been a hit at every festival they've played, including Walnut Valley, Telluride, Sisters, American River, MillPond, Kate Wolf and Strawberry, where they were voted both "best new discovery" and "best vocalist". "A confluence of sublime talent" - David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
Ticket Price: $15
Show Time:7:30pm
Ages:17 & Up

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