Traditional blues, West Coast and Texas Swing, early rock, country and roots music. Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones run the gamut and bring it all together, playing with deep respect for the genres, while consistently delivering originality.
“Here is a cat that is bedrock solid in the Blues with inventive guitar licks, clever song writing, and upbeat, dance inducing music. As a guitar player, he nails every category: taste, tone, restraint, timing, and phrasing.” -James Walker, Blues Blast Magazine
“Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones have crafted a sonic testimony to their willful embrace of authenticity.” -Bo White, White’s Bar Reviews
“Most people, upon hearing music by Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, recognize them as a band that returns to the roots of blues as opposed to a continuation of modern adaptations of the style… completely restored my faith in the genre” -Muzik Reviews
“Already a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, (Deming’s) spellbinding guitar work has not gone completely unnoticed as accolades have come in various publications around the country… just one listen reveals the unique qualities and ability to be fresh while staying in the idiom.” -Blues Blast Mag.
“Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones deliver the sound and styles of Blues and Swing fresh way past the expiration date.” – Bob Margolin
“Doug Deming is comfortable in his own musical clothes… As impressive as his leads are, he always seems conscious of shining the best light on the whole picture. ” – RA, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Doug’s key attributes are economical, fluent and swinging guitar playing, clear vocals and an ability to pen a song that sounds like a lost 1950′s classic.” -JM, Blues in Britain
“My first impression was ‘wow, this disc is a monster’ and after repeated spins I still feel just as excited about What’s It Gonna Take. My very highest recommendation, it is discoveries like this that spark my passion for the music” -Malcolm Kennedy, WBS Bluesletter, May 2013.