“a stone killer... devastating in every way”
"The Jewel Tones are absolutely one of the tightest acts on the circuit, and Deming, an impressive musician in his Detroit days, is better than ever in every department- songwriting, singing, and guitar playing. The excellent Complicated Mess should appear on every list of the best albums of 2018." - Tom Hyslop, BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE
COMPLICATED MESS AVAILABLE NOW!
"Doug Deming sets the table for a blues feast". - Bman's Blues Report
"This album, scheduled for an October 19th release date, is the finest of Deming’s career... his taste is impeccable."
"Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones latest offering .. is a first-rate album by some of the greatest blues musicians in the world." -David Mac, Blues Junction Productions
"Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones keep alive that good ol’ vintage sound, while making it current for today’s contemporary fans. Hey y’all—get ready to cut some rugs to a “Complicated Mess!” - Nashville Blues Society
"“Fiery but clean, with a crisp, clear tone reminiscent of Charlie Christian.”
"This new album... should further establish Deming as a great performer, songwriter and bandleader." -Richard Ludmerer, MAKING A SCENE
" ...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
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"The great musicians who bridged the gap between Blues and Jazz and Jump and Swing had unique musical identities, sounds and personalities and they allowed their personal fingerprint on everything they had. People like Charlie Parker, Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Christian had unique sounds and played with energy and vigor. Modern players like Duke Robillard, Doug Deming and Joey DeFrancesco continue that process. It’s about tunes and swing, but it’s also about personalities and telling a story when you play music." -"Little Charlie" Baty