"While I love traditional blues artists such as Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, etc., it was just so damned nice to listen to something that speaks eloquently in the tradition of those older artists, and yet manages to bring something new and funky to the table."
"This guy certainly has what it takes. ...the music oozes sexuality. ...he is totally his own man with a show-stopping style!"
"Billy Jones has a quiet demeanor which disappears when his performance starts.
Then he transmogrifies into an animated music machine.
A great musician and a gifted performer. ...and a nice guy."
"What really got to me were the lyrics. ...it is “blues” transformed, updated and urbanized."
"Here’s a lick that caught my attention in “Love Nobody Else”: “She said, ‘All I wanted was for you to love me. But you only love yourself. And you so wrapped up in yo’ own ego that you can’t love nobody, love nobody, love nobody else’”. There’s a profound message here … On one level, the lady in this song exhibits some emotional intelligence. She “gets it”. I see that Billy Jones Bluez “gets it” also … given that he incorporates this underlying theme into his music. It will stir your heart, your intellect and your soul."
"Jones brings back the Thrill that once belonged to Hendrix & Stevie Ray.
...A refreshing blast of the really great sound of Healing Blues, Jazz, Funk Music. Loaded with Rich Blues Tradition B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Even Johnny Winter Flavors. I'd recommend this to any avid blues listener and I look forward to hearing more from the reclusive Billy Jones."
Taking Blues to New Places with R&B, Soul, and Urban Style :
"Exquisite Modern and Traditional Blues and Neo-Soul by one of the most talented artists on the contemporary scene.
Billy Jones is a totally charismatic veteran who shows all the signs of becoming as big or bigger than Buddy Guy. This young man has enormous talents."
"One of the very Best Authentic Modern Blues and Soul albums in recent memory."
"Billy Jones is one of the ‘good guys’. He is interested in advancing and extending Great Soul Music and making sure that it is available for future generations. As such he is one of my personal musical heroes.
We don’t have enough artists like him and hopefully he is going to inspire others."
"Updating the blues for the 21st century is not an easy matter... Billy Jones has managed it.
Think Bobby Womack with Curtis Mayfield's social conscience and you are getting close.
Perhaps the most important thing to note is that his sound is more acceptable to modern ears and maybe that will get more people to listen to his message."
"Jones has a voice that will enchant you. This is a fine, soulful album.
The message is deep and heartfelt... lyrically-inspired."
"This is real music! Mind blowing... I love the playlist. A performers art form... Reminds me that there was once a time in music where men could provide for their families just playing live music for the locals. Shout outs to Arizona from the San Diego arts community! Thanks for sharing"
The Incredible Resurrection, Metamorphosis and Re-invention of Blues and Soul Music :
"No one who I can think of has taken a truly contemporary look at traditional blues with the musical and lyrical intensity of Billy Jones.
This guy is the real deal and this is a great CD!"
"One of the Best Modern Blues discs of the last decade."