Lloyd Jones at the Yale / by Granville Street

Popular Portland bluesman Lloyd Jones will exhibit his skilled guitar playing when he performs at The Yale on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21. For two spectacular nights, music fans will be captivated by what Jones has termed as “storytelling with a Memphis groove.” A consummate guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jones is one of the most original artists on the modern day blues scene. A mainstay on the West Coast circuit, Jones’ music is a soulful fusion of funk, blues and R&B. In the late 1980’s, Jones released THE LLOYD JONES STRUGGLE and SMALL POTATOES with Criminal Records, which garnered multiple music awards and acclaim from national music publications. Jones’ latest recording Triple Trouble (2003) with Telarc. Records is described as a “no-holds-barred rockin’ blues session,” featuring Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble cohorts Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans. Admission to Lloyd Jones is $12 at the door. Doors open at 8pm. Show begins at 9pm. www.lloydjonesmusic.com