Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones
Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar.
While playing the local Detroit scene in the early ‘90s, major players began to take notice, and Doug spent much of the following years backing many of the days’ top touring blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones, and A.C Reed, as well as Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams.
With a decade of touring and recording to his credit, Doug has earned his position as a prominent figure in today’s blues scene. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Doug continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences.
Doug’s latest recording, What’s it Gonna Take exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become Doug’s calling card. Paired with acclaimed harp man and touring partner Dennis Gruenling, and backed by the new Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass, and Devin Neel on drums, Doug is once again taking to the road for a series of tours in support of the new release.