----------------------------- JED SPARKS ---------------------------
Booking call  740-803-1565                                                                 

.......Down home Delta style blues........ 


 

Jed plays the old school style of blues. Listen in and you can hear the roots of jazz & rock music. "Mean Mean Woman” is defiantly an electric old Chicago blues style. While "Blues Shoes" is more of a down home country acoustic style

Jed grew up in the back room of a truck stop. Back in the 1950s & early 60s everything on the juke box were his early influences.Blues,Pop, Country, Jazz, R&B.

After 50 years of playing for the public he says, " I still enjoy street corner busking " When people stop to listen, they really into your music."
  The different styles and sounds got embedded into my bones. Into the very fiber of my nerves. I enjoyed all those different kinds of Music. I borrow from all those Phrasings, feelings & tones and blend them in with my own style. Its something I`ve evolved into over the last 50 some years.
I approach electric and acoustic guitar basically the same. I don’t always play clean. I pick up cool sounds wherever I can find them. Like Chuck Berry when he would hit and bend two strings at the same time to get more volume, sustain & interest. I rarely play strait notes. I slide in & out, bend. vibrate, shake and squeeze. I’m trying to make things more interesting and different. Like a painter uses different kinds of brush strokes. Sometimes I caress the strings, sometimes I wrestle with them. That’s blues music. That’s American music.Jed sparks Blues Music.

                                           For booking contact Stuart at niteowlmusic@yahoo.com

 

    2016 Schedule    

Feb. 27 Tavern at the Creek Galena, OH

April 15 Clarksdale, MS Juke Joint Fest.Rock & Blues Museum

April 16 Train from Clarksdale to Hobson plantation

April 17 2nd St Blues party- Blues To Rock Museum

April 23 Bessemer,AL    Gips Place

June 18 Farm Fest  Sunbury, OH

July 1 Black Dog Tavern, Bellville  ..900 Comfort Dr. off R97

Aug. 5 Pats Records. Delaware .. ..-- 11 West Winter 7:30

Aug. 10 Clarksdale Miss        Sunflower Blues & Gospel

Aug 17 Gips Bessemer Alababama

Sept. 6 Privite party

Sept. 23   Delaware, OH              Blend of Seven Winery

Oct. 8  Marion, OH   Pigmania BBQ    &  Blues Fest  5:30..Fairgrounds

Oct. 15 Helena Ak. King Biscuit

Nov. 11   Delaware, OH                        Blend of Seven Winery      

Check back more dates  to be added      



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