UK based blues rock guitarist Laurence Jones will release Bad Luck and the Blues on August 25th via Marshall Records. The album was recorded at the Marshall Studio and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Jeff Beck, Foo Fighters, King King). The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright (Jack Bruce, Robin Trower, Ten Years After).
Jones is joined on the album by Jack Alexander Timmis (Virgil & The Accelerators) and new drummer Ash Sheehan (Glenn Hughes, Tony Iommi, The Twang).
“I started my career in a power-trio, and gradually moved away from that. Going back to those roots was an itch that I’d wanted to scratch for ages,” said Jones. “Two of my biggest heroes were Gary Moore and Jimi Hendrix, and that’s the direction I wanted to go in, along with some more contemporary influences such as Queens of The Stone Age, Jack White, and Royal Blood. My main point of reference on this album was Robin Trower. I had been a fan for years, but I used lockdown to sink myself into his playing style and the tone he used.”
The pivot point when deciding to go all out with his dream, Jones cites New Year’s Eve of 2022. “I made it a resolution of mine; that’s why the line-up changed so quickly before the next tour,” he remembers. “You only live once. I have Crohn’s disease, so I never take anything for granted. You should live every day like it’s your last.”
Jones has released a music video for the first single, “Lonely Road,” which acknowledges his personal struggles.
“We all have our ups and downs twists and turns, and in many ways, we come to many crossroads, but at the end of the journey we all reach the same place… Enjoy the ride while you can. We all travel through this life together but when on the verge, we all walk alone,” says Jones.
“For many years I’ve battled with my Crohn’s disease,” added Jones “and many times I have ventured down my own personal lonely road. Everybody’s experiences in life are different, and we all have our own individual troubles. This song tells us we must continue and keep on the right path.”
Bad Luck & The Blues
Don’t You Leave Me This Way
Lost & Broken
Stuck In The Night
Out In The Distance
You’re Not Alone
Mon 29th – Ribs & Blues, Raalte – NL
Fri 2nd – Rory Gallagher Festival – Ballyshannon – IRL
Fri 30th- Alford Rock & Blues Festival – UK
Sat 1st July – Linton Festival – UK
Fri 7th July – Bures Music Festival – UK
Sat 5th – Buxton Blues Festival, Matlock – UK
Sun 6th – Cambridge Rock Festival – UK
Sat 2nd – Bunkfest – Wallingford – UK
Sat 23th – NWOCR LIVE FESTIVAL – KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton – UK
Fri 6th – Frome – Cheese & Grain – UK
Thu 16th Nov – P60 – Amstelveen – NL
Fri 17th Nov – De Pul – Uden – NL
Sat 18th Nov – Heyhoef Backstage – Tilburg- NL
Sun 19th Nov – Iduna – Drachten – NL
Wed 22nd Nov – Paard – Den Haag
Thur 23rd – Flux – Zaandam – NL
Fri 24th Nov – Crossover – Gent – BE
Sat 25th Nov – Bibelot – Dordrecht- NL
Fri 1st Dec – Planet Rockstock Festival – UK