Before Geddy Lee was even a glimmer in Alex Lifeson’s eye, Rush featured a bassist by the name of Jeff Jones, one of their founding members. From the start, Jones was a different breed, namely because he was the only member of the band who wasn’t a natural-born Canadian.
As a teenager, Jeff Jones performed with Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey in the pre-Geddy Lee incarnation of Rush, before going on to co-found gospel rock band Ocean.
I was thrilled when the Jeff Jones Trio agreed to perform as part of my series, Tuesday Nights at Cherry Cola’s…
It’s Tuesday afternoon and a good friend has informed me his latest single was just released a few hours ago. No video but I have purchased the MP3 for a whopping 89 cents.
The highway of life once again has Prince George on the map. Tom Cochrane, the bard of ragged ass roads everywhere, will be live at CN Centre on Monday night.
The Canadian music industry’s best kept secret A famous? unknown? band. I first heard mention of The Carpet Frogs about a year ago.
Back in the day, I was the road manager for the best power pop punk band in the country, The Pointed Sticks from Vancouver. It gave me an automatic backstage pass in the west coast music scene.
Dapper Toronto bass player Jeff Jones, who plays behind both Burton Cummings and Tom Cochrane, had a wild time playing with both in central Manitoba within two days.
There are few crack elite live and studio session bands in the country that are bands for hire. They learn new material all the time, translating it with skill, accuracy, and speed, bringing out the originality and authenticity in all the music they play.
An intimate Canadian music showcase launches at The Black Swan in Toronto on October 25th called “THE CANADIAN POP MUSIC ENCYCLOPEDIA REVUE” presented by the Pop Encyclopedia’s author Jaimie Vernon .
Many of my clear readers know that my all-time favorite band is Rush. By the way, Rush fans and potential Rush fans should run right out and purchase the relatively recently released DVD by Rush,”Snakes & N rows Live” –
Jeff Jones was a mere youngster of 16 when, as a member of Ocean, he struck the big time with Put Your Hand In The Hand, a multi-million selling single…