Local blues legend Carvin Jones has been coming to Apache Junction on a regular basis this year. I am pretty regular in AJ, but then again, I live here.
Born in Texas, from what I hear, Carvin calls Phoenix, AZ his home. Clapton and Albert Collins both called him an up and coming star in blues.
Carvin has toured on three continents and who knows how many countries? The only one I care about is ours, when he is in Pinal County.
Not true, he has toured and played for our troops across the globe. He plays for the troops.
Last week he was at Lucky Strikes in AJ. Lucky Strikes used to be Jake’s O’ Mine, a biker bar. Lucky’s is within crawling distance of our house. Lucky for me.
The first time I saw Carvin Jones was at the Monastery in Mesa. He was solo that night, and rocked the house on a Monday night.
If you want to hear Stevie Ray Vaughn and Hendrix and Buddy Guy in one night… Carvin does it all.
Lynyrd Skynyrd… well three of the last Street Survivors… farewell tour.
I remember that fateful airplane crash. An American band decimated, families devastated.
Ed King from south Jersey is one of the original members. The band carried on, and is one of the best known southern rock bands, second only to the Allman Brothers in my modest opinion. Continue reading “Last of the Street Survivors”