MUSIC

Recent Recordings

 

GUITAR EVANGELISTS
WITH ROBERT AND BERNICE JONES

2010

Husband and wife Robert and Bernice, his guitar, fiddle and harmonica and their two voices in a tribute to gospel's pre-piano-driven "Guitar Evangelists" both old and new! Originals plus songs from Rev. Gary Davis, Sr. Rosetta Tharpe, Thomas A. Dorsey, Willie Eason and more.

BEFORE THE BLUES

2015

"This recording is an attempt to chronicle and, to a certain degree, revive an amazing variety of music that existed before traditional African American music became the cliche of 12 bar guitar blues. Coming out of a tradition of black songsters, there were songs of praise, songs of sorrow, songs of leaving and songs of wisdom."

AT THE CROSSROADS

2007

At the Crossroads: Original Songs and Holy Blues
A collection that represents Robert's songwriting as well as his appreciation for some of the sacred music that comes directly out of the country blues tradition." With engineer David Mosher on mandolin and fiddle.

THE SOUL OF A MAN

2012

"This recording is an eclectic mix of soul music. Not soul in the sense of a musical style, but in the sense of exploring that which makes us human with a touch of the divine." 11 songs from the tradition and greats Rev. Gary Davis, Skip James, Rev. Dan Smith, JB Lenoir and others, a Jones original, and a 12-plus minute sermon "Preaching About Grace."

THINGS NEW AND OLD

2018

"Songs, Traditional and Original" from the African-American tradition, from artists like Sonny & Brownie and Lightnin' Hopkins, and the acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist and performer himself: "O Death," "Penitentiary Blues," "Lightnin's New Barack Obama Blues, 10 in all.