Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones http://dougdeming.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:17:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones no Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones http://dougdeming.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://dougdeming.com http://dougdeming.com/2014/06/2550/ http://dougdeming.com/2014/06/2550/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:51:05 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=2550

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T-Bird Love at the Rhythm Room http://dougdeming.com/2014/05/t-bird-love-at-the-rhythm-room/ http://dougdeming.com/2014/05/t-bird-love-at-the-rhythm-room/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 03:08:16 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=2546

Post by FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS.
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2014 Summer Tour http://dougdeming.com/2014/05/2014-summer-tour/ http://dougdeming.com/2014/05/2014-summer-tour/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 22:07:04 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=2487 1426739_674692479229524_769863543_nWe’re getting ready to hit the road for the summer, with shows all over the midwest and the east coast, including appearances at the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest and the Brevard Blues Fest in NC, as well as the Vache de Blues Fest in Villerupt, France. Check our calendar often as we continue to update our schedule. We’re looking forward to layin’ it down and swingin’ the blues all summer long!

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2014 West Coast Tour http://dougdeming.com/2014/05/2014-west-coast-tour/ http://dougdeming.com/2014/05/2014-west-coast-tour/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 21:32:44 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=2483 10175057_10202523873790861_3923546343616688149_nWe had a blast on our recent west coast tour, making new friends and fans, and reconnecting with old. Our show at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix was off the chain, with special guest appearances by Bob Corritore and Kim Wilson, who played a full set with the band. We had great turn-outs in Long Beach, Santa Cruz and San Jose, and a killer show at The Sporty in Elk Grove, with none other than Little Charlie Baty and Rick Estrin jumping in for an outrageous set. With stops along the way in Mississippi, Texas and Georgia, it was an excellent tour, and we all look forward to heading west again soon!

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Harpin’ for Kid Benefit http://dougdeming.com/2014/02/harpin-for-kid-benefit-2/ http://dougdeming.com/2014/02/harpin-for-kid-benefit-2/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:34:59 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=2005 1781310_10202184666550892_1183853186_nOn Feb. 9th, 2014, a stellar line-up of blues harp players came together to support legendary guitar man Kid Ramos in his continued fight against cancer. Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones had the great privilege and honor of being the backing band for an incredible line-up of blues harp elite for this superb event.

 

The Harpin’ for Kid benefit was the brainchild of Bob Avon, NJ businessman and dear friend to Kid Ramos. Bob, together with the meticulous engineering of Dennis Gruenling, organized a top shelf event that brought harmonica giants Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza and Steve Guyger, along with Dennis himself, together on one stage for an epic harp blow-out.

 

But the true highlights of the night were seeing and hearing Kid Ramos back on stage, tearing up the six string like he’d never even heard of cancer. Kid was absolutely on fire all night, playing with the individual artists, then joining the all-star line-up, along with Honey Piazza, for a sensational finale.

 

Andrew, Devin and I want to wish Kid Ramos and his wife Linda continued good health and happiness. -Doug

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2013 Blues Blast Music Awards http://dougdeming.com/2013/11/2013-blues-blast-music-awards/ http://dougdeming.com/2013/11/2013-blues-blast-music-awards/#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:57:44 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=1692 Doug accepting the Sean Costello Rising Star Award at the 2013 BBMAs

Doug accepting the Sean Costello Rising Star Award at the 2013 BBMAs

 

 

Doug is very proud and extremely honored to be the recipient of the Sean Costello Rising Star Award, presented at the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards.
Doug would like to thank his bandmates, Dennis, Slim, Andrew and Devin – this honor is truly a team effort that was earned collectively and should be enjoyed together. He would like to thank everyone at The Blues Blast Magazine, the VizzTone Label Group, and Buddy Guy’s Legends. Most of all he’d like to thank the friends and fans who pulled together and voted! Your love and support is incredibly appreciated!! THANK YOU!!!

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What a Summer! http://dougdeming.com/2013/09/1407/ http://dougdeming.com/2013/09/1407/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:42:49 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=1407 553440_574039965986280_329764509_n

Finally home from our extended summer tours! We played 73 nights on the road this summer in just about every state east of the Mississippi River! (and a few to the west!) We’d like to thank everyone that helped make this possible and everyone who came out to the shows to support us! Personally I’d like to thank my musical comrades- the road warriors who everyday had to get in the van and grind it out – and then somehow manage to hide the fatigue and put on an energetic, entertaining show night after night after night.
Thanks Dennis Gruenling, Andrew Gohman and Devin Neel. You guys made this summer a great success – and got me looking forward to the next one!
-Doug

 

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Burnin’ thru August http://dougdeming.com/2013/08/burnin-thru-august/ http://dougdeming.com/2013/08/burnin-thru-august/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:48:53 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=1393 862152_10201001811500255_927747319_n

We’re half-way thru the summer’s 2nd month-long tour and having a ball! Last week we had a two-night stand at Rum Boogie in Memphis- always a great time! We were thrilled to open up for Asleep at the Wheel at Knuckleheads Saloon in KC, then on to a great night at Uncle Bo’s in Topeka. We’re burnin’ up the road and meeting tons of great folks! We’re excited to hit at the Zoo Bar tonight, followed by a live call-in show on Music on the Couch. Big week ahead with stops in Chicago and the 2nd Annual Harmonica Summit in Grand Rapids, MI. We’ll really be cookin’ by the time we play back-to-back festivals this weekend: headlining the Bean Blossom Blues Fest on Friday night, then the Byron Crossroads Blues Fest on Sat. night. The whole band wants to thank everyone for coming out to the shows and supporting the blues!

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Summer Tour Update http://dougdeming.com/2013/07/summer-tour-update/ http://dougdeming.com/2013/07/summer-tour-update/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:57:14 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=1379 Heading home from a really nice tour- we played 22 shows in 24 nights and the fellas ‘brought it hard’ every night!! So grateful for – and proud of our group!!!
We have a few shows at home this weekend and then right back out for another month on the road- look for us!!

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2013 Summer Tour http://dougdeming.com/2013/06/2013-summer-tour/ http://dougdeming.com/2013/06/2013-summer-tour/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:20:58 +0000 http://dougdeming.com/?p=1223 998008_507791045941048_366315101_n-1

 

The band hits the road for the summer, starting with the St. Louis, MI Blues Fest and Thunder Bay Blues Fest in Ontario for the 4th of July weekend. We’ll be playing a club or festival in nearly every state east of the Mississippi, so check our calendar to see where you can find us. We’re fittin’ to bring you a party!

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