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Stacy Jones - World On Fire


The Stacy Jones Band was formed in 2003 and constantly lands on many critics "Best Of" lists. World On Fire celebrates the bands 20th anniversary and is a career milestone that is receiving high praise from fans and critics throughout the world.


There are 14 incredible songs here, Stacy wrote six, and guitarist Jeff Menteek wrote the music for four songs, with help from Stacy Jones, Tom Jones, and Rick Bowen. There are 3 outstanding covers that the band makes all their own. As a new mother, the world in political and social unrest, a post-pandemic world filled with uncertainty, everyone eager for a brighter future, Stacy's songwriting is genuine, from the heart, and a reflection of the times we all live in.


There are those thought-provoking lyrics with the sharp political commentary, but there are also those songs that make you grin and smile, laugh a bit, even have you stomping your feet and hollering for more. On Little Walter’s "Juke" Stacy's harp work is just incredible; "Insane Asylum" written by Willie Dixon features the well worn, road-weary vocals of Tom Jones; and "Think" written by Aretha Franklin and Ted White, features Stacy's soulful vocals, and the addition of some outstanding guitar and just the right amount of horns, breathing new life into a well-traveled classic.


World On Fire captures a band constantly reinventing itself, producing award-worthy music . Tributes to Aretha Franklin, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, and Little Walter are mixed together with imaginative helpings of Piedmont Blues, Chicago Blues, Memphis Soul, and Texas Blues.


You will even find a few hints of Celtic magic as well. Stacy Jones entices you with her hypnotic refrains and the band is a ballsy group of badass musicians. This is clearly a band and everyone is given the spotlight. Stacy is an amazing singer, guitarist, and killer harp player. Her songwriting comes from the depths of her soul. The band is a powerhouse, electrifying on record, but igniting stages world-wide.


World On Fire is high quality music with timeless appeal, brimming with excitement, and a treasure trove for music fans everywhere. Grab this one ASAP!!


Released: 2022

Artist Website: stacyjonesband.com

Produced By: Stacy Jones

Recorded and Mixed by: Tom Jones and Tom Sack at Loudhouse Studios in Smokeline, WA.

Musicians: Stacy Jones - harp, organ, piano, and acoustic guitar / Jeff Menteer - electric guitar and backing vocals / Tom Jones - bass and lead vocals ( Insane Asylum ) / Rick Bowen - drums and percussion / Mike Gunther - Trumpet / Gene Laukkonen - tenor and baritone sax


Reviewed by John Muller - North Jersey Blues Society




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