Carvin Jones, the "King of Strings", is an explosive blues front man who astounds crowds with his raw talent and charisma. He has played 36 countries on three continents and been well received by critics and fans alike.
Prior to the current incarnation of the band, Carvin had a long 25-plus-year history of success worldwide as a blues guitar player.
He has released over 10 LPs and several DVDs. Carvin has played countless festivals, made numerous television appearances and received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world. He has pleased music fans worldwide with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style.
Carvin has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more. He himself has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Carvin even played in Iraq and Kuwait in 2011.
Carvin was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career.
In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine
named Carvin Jones "one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time." Carvin endorses Fender guitars and amplifiers.
Thursday, October 6
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Hall (Bldg. F)
$25 General Public | $75 VIP Experience (Includes post-show personal meet and greet and question/answer session with the personable and fun Carvin Jones; preferred seating; attend pre-show sound check; laminated VIP lanyard; autographed limited edition photo; and exclusive photos op with Carvin while strapped with his guitar.)
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