Freddy Jones Band

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Freddy Jones Band
Freddy Jones Band.jpg
Freddy Jones Band at Hopefest, Chicago.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Roots rock
Blues rock
Years active 1992–present
Labels Capricorn Records
PolyGram

The Freddy Jones Band is a roots rock band from Chicago, Illinois. According to lead guitarist and vocalist Wayne Healy, the band's name comes from a character in a comic strip. Healy called the band's sound "'a mixture of Southern rock and Chicago blues.'" Band members have cited as their influences Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Little Feat, Mark Knopfler, and Bob Dylan.[1]

History[edit]

The Freddy Jones Band began in South Bend, Indiana while Marty Lloyd and Wayne Healy were college students.[2] They moved to Chicago where they met Simon Horrocks and Jim and Rob Bonaccorsi, with whom they formed The Freddy Jones Band. Their self-titled debut was released independently and then by Capricorn Records[3] followed by Waiting for the Night (1993), Lucid (1994), and North Ave. Wake-Up Call (1995).[4] In 1998, bassist Jim Bonaccorsi and guitar/vocalist Rob Bonaccorsi left the band and were replaced by bassist Mark Murphy.[5] The band went on hiatus in 2001 but returned in 2005, doing shows in Chicago, Milwaukee and other Midwestern cities.[6] After two live albums and a compilation album, their next studio album, Never Change, didn't appear until 2015.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • The Freddy Jones Band (Poor Boys Records, 1992; re-released with bonus material, 1994)
  • Waiting for the Night (Capricorn Records, 1993)
  • North Ave. Wake-Up Call (Capricorn, 1995) US Billboard 200 peak #186[7]
  • Lucid (PolyGram, 1997) US Billboard Heatseekers peak #19[7]
  • Mile High Live (Capricorn, 1999)
  • High Spirits (Sony Special Products, 2006; a compilation 1993-1995)
  • Time Well Wasted (2009; live plus three new studio tracks)
  • The Freddy Jones Band (Volcano, 2011) eight studio and three live tracks
  • Never Change (Dustimmoff, 2015)

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Marty Lloyd - vocals, guitar
  • Ryan MacMillan - drums
  • Dave Preston - guitar
  • Rich Ross - bass
Former members
  • Wayne Healy - vocals, guitar
  • Jim Bonaccorsi - bass
  • Rob Bonaccorsi - vocals, guitar
  • Simon Horrocks - drums
  • Jeff Duffy - drums
  • Mark Murphy - bass
  • Al Zorn - keyboard
  • John Sabey - bass

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Freddy Jones Biography". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Freddy Jones Band Play the Name Game. Rolling Stone, 5/8/99. Accessed May 12, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Conway, Tom. "Freddy Jones Band performs at Goshen's Ignition Music Garage". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Skelly, Richard. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. 
  5. ^ FJB Makes a North Ave. Shake-Up Call. Rolling Stone, 3/1/98. Accessed May 12, 2007.
  6. ^ Concert Review. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/6/06. Accessed May 12, 2007.
  7. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com

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