CASA GRANDE — Donning his signature bolero hat and playing some of his favorite songs on his Fender guitar, blues-inspired guitarist Carvin Jones and his band plan to rock the Paramount Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6.
“It will be an absolutely rockin’ show,” said Jones, who has been performing for audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. “It’s a night people won’t soon forget.”
The show will be the first in which Jones, a Phoenix-based guitarist, has performed in Casa Grande.
“I’m excited and looking forward to playing in Casa Grande,” he said. “I have a few surprises for the audience.”
The show, he said, will be “an energized night full of unforgettable rock ’n’ roll.”
Jones began playing guitar at age 6, inspired by B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top.
“I heard them play and I wanted to be just like them,” he said.
Since then, he’s played in 35 countries, including Iraq and Kuwait, where he performed for U.S. troops.
Carvin Jones and his band perform about 300 shows a year. He’s performed on stages in Canada, Spain, England, Scotland, Serbia, France, Russia, Finland, Iceland and Italy.
Earlier this month, he performed in Belgium and Germany.
“I’ve been blessed to play to sold-out crowds all around the world,” he said.
He has shared the stage and toured with B.B. King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Jones frequently performs for fans at festivals, has made numerous television appearances and has received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world, according to a press release.
Over the years, he has released four albums featuring his high-energy and unique guitar style, including “What You Need” in 1999, “The Carvinator” in 2008, “Victory is Mine” in 2014 and his latest, “What a Good Day” in 2018.
A few years ago, he was named one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time by “Guitarist Magazine.” In that article, Eric Clapton is quoted saying “Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player.”
The show at the Paramount Theatre begins at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8.
Ticket prices start at $25 for general admission. VIP tickets, which include access to the preshow soundcheck and meet-and-greet, are $75 each.