THE FOLK CLUB OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.
ACOUSTIC UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES presents
BELMONT & JONES
LUNA STAR CAFÉ, SATURDAY, February 7, 2015– 8:00 P.M.
775 NE 125TH Street, North Miami, FL 33161 305-799-7123
Requested Contribution: $10, members of any folk club $8
BELMONT & JONES
It has been almost a year since the rich and welcome blues sounds of Belmont and Jones filled the Luna Star Cafe. If you missed them, you might want to put this visit on your calendar. They blew us and bluesman Joel Zoss away. Here is what he wrote about them:
“Belmont and Jones perform the pre-electric blues songbook with the integrity, frankness, brilliance, and humor with which it was performed by the greatmusicians who wrote and sang it. The authenticity of their work is in part due to Jones’ vocal chops, which rival those of the great vocalists whose hits she recreates. She would be an outstanding vocalist in any genre, and we thank her for
putting her fine instrument to the service of preserving and transmitting this seminal moment in American music. Belmont sings it right too, but it is his National guitar, at times sounding eerily like it was recorded in 1926, that is the perfect compliment to their living museum. The artists Belmont and Jones feature may not resonate much as names today, but there was nothing marginal about them
in their day, when their latest releases commonly sold in the millions of 78 rpm “race” records–and their stature remains undiminished. Belmont and Jones don’t just memorialize a time in American music that influenced everything that was to come. They bring it alive. In so doing they reconnect the wellspring of the blues to the mainstream of American music.” Joel Zoss
REVIEW: BELMONT & JONES by George Mitchell, Blues Historian
Belmont and Jones, in my opinion, is the best traditional, downhome, country blues duo performing today. With every lick on his guitar, you can tell that Belmont has blues in his bones. Jones has one of the most beautiful blues voices I have ever heard. And listening to the two of them together is a unique blues experience
that will move any blues lover.