With Laurence Jones we can add yet another top talent to a whole range of British blues heroes. Smooth-shaven, short haired, with a winning smile and only 24 years old, Jones seems like a leaf unturned. However, he has already toured for ages with his power trio and has shared the Royal Albert Hall with none other than Van Morrison and Eric Burdon. The young man has also released three albums and number four is on its way, produced by Mike Vernon, known for his work with John Mayall and Fleetwood Mac. As his work ethic demonstrates, Jones' style of playing the blues is not the lazy, laid-back on your porch in a rocking chair type, but more reminiscent of the boundless energy of Rory Gallagher. And despite his ongoing battle with Crohn's disease. With his raw voice and nimble fingers touching the snares like he has done nothing else for decades, this sympathetic greenhorn sounds incredibly blue.