DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 29, 2019) — Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, who now hails from Florida's Gulf Coast, is returning with his band, The Jewel Tones, on August 18, 6PM, at the Kavanaughs Hilltop Bar and Grill, 1228 30th Street, Rock Island.
Deming has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr Lockwood, Deming leaves his own mark, whether swinging on the big jazz box or playing straight-up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. Since playing the local Detroit scene beginning in the early 90's, Deming has spent much of the following years touring and recording with top blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Texas' Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones and AC Reed, as well as Detroit's own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams. As leader of The Jewel Tones, Deming continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences.
Deming's third recording, What's it Gonna Take, exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become Doug's calling card. This critically-acclaimed Vizztone debut spent several months on the Living Blues Charts Top Ten, and earned Deming and The Tones the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Sean Costello Rising Star Award.
Complicated Mess, their new recording, is their most courageous effort to date, combining traditional blues, jazz, swing, soul, and R&B, delivered in 10 original Deming tunes along with three familiar covers. Captured at Bigtone Records in Hayward, California, this analog recording achieves the tone and warm, authentic atmosphere ideal for Deming's style.