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Wednesday, May 12, 1999

Robert B. Jones

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Robert B. Jones - BRUCE HARKNESS
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Known widely throughout the Detroit Metro area as the host of WDET's Saturday morning blues show, "Blues From the Lowlands," Robert Jones is currently the city's only one-man blues band. Although other area artists perform solo on occasion, Jones is the only one to adhere strictly to that format – and no one can touch him. Combining a wonderful sense of humor with an exceptionally broad knowledge of blues history and an entertaining storytelling style that both rivals and compliments his musical abilities, Jones carries the old-style Mississippi front porch Delta tradition to an entirely new level.

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