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The «Jimi Hendrix of the accoustic guitar»
Monday, 19.08.2013, 20:20
oh what a night...
Paul Ubana Jones (NZ)
If you picture a shack standing there by the light of the blue moon right at the crossroads of where Wo Blues, Folk, Pop, Jazz and African Roots Music meet, it would be the musical home of Paul Ubana Jones. (In more earthly terms, he's been living in New Zealand since the late 80's.)
This exceptional guitarist, blessed with an incredibly expressive voice, was born in London to an English mother and a Nigerian father
but his real roots can now be traced all over the globe and this ongoing journey has resulted in 7 acclaimed albums to date. Call him the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar if you will, he's also opened for Patti Smith and Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Keb Mo', Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and Norah Jones. His social criticism, performed in true fashion in German, English and French, has left deep impressions on anybody present. He's a good guy, seemingly dropped on us from the sky but he's also an earthy Hoochie Coochie Man, just listen to his powerful interpretation of Otis Redding's «House Of The Rising Sun.»
«Even if my name's not a household name, it doesn't bother me none. What's important to me is that I'm able touch a lot of people with my music and that's the main thing.» This might well be the understatement of the month because when his music hits you sitting there high on your lofty barstool in our musical home it won't just touch you -  the tunes will shake you awake. And if you happen to fall off you'll at least be in an exalted state before you hit the floor.
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