We have no gimmicks, says Doug Deming, leader of Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones. We play pure traditional music from the heart, with an image that conveys a deep respect for the genre.
There is no doubt his swinging jump style blues has earned Deming considerable respect in the blues world where he and The Jewel Tones are in demand as a backing band for the whos-who of todays top blues performers, including Chicagos A.C. Reed, Louisiana Red, Chicago Pete, Cannonball vocalist Alberta Adams, Black Tops Johnnie Dyer, WC Handy Award winner Johnny Yard Dog Jones and the legendary Lazy Lester.
These are my babies, says Alberta Adams.
These guys are my pride and joy, says Lazy Lester.
And Detroit guitarist and W.C. Handy multi-award nominee Johnnie Bassett describes the band as Great talent . . . that people outside the area will come to know.
They will have their chance as Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones travel across America on their own and when they frequently team up with the likes of The Fabulous Thunderbirds Kim Wilson.
Deming is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter whose spellbinding guitar work, has been lauded in Big City Blues magazine, Blues Bytes and other publications around the country. He and The Jewel Tones have just been nominated for a 2006 Detroit Music Award -- Outstanding Blues Artist/Group.