Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp will be starting the 2019 Blues Cruise season on April 28. Cruise along the Tennessee River (Loudon Lake) and enjoy listening to amazing blues music!
Devan Jones brought the Uptown Stomp together as a band in early 2013. The primary sound started as Swangin’ Blues, Ragtime and Jazz from the 1930s through the 1950s.
While continuing to evolve, Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp have settled into a sound reminiscent of the Rhythm and Blues artists of the 40’s and 50’s such as Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Guitar Slim, Ray Charles, T-Bone Walker and B.B. King while still keeping an ever expanding repertoire drawing from great American music such as Traditional Jazz, Swing, Jump and Chicago Blues.
In late August of 2015 Devan relocated to Austin TX and has been playing regularly in a wide range of ensembles ranging from trio, quartet to the full sextet which includes Drums, Upright bass, Piano, Tenor/Bari sax, Trumpet, Guitar/Vocals.
Things have gotten busy lately with the release of the groups first EP, which was recently reviewed by Lee Zimmerman of No Depression.
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society promotes seven blues cruises every year from April to October. The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic paddle-wheeler United States Coast Guard. The main deck is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year-round comfort. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, band stage, and is exquisitely decorated for the most elegant dinner and entertainment available.
If you’ve never been in one of these cruises, you should definitely try to experience one.
Boarding at 3 pm, cruising from 4 pm to 7 pm on the beautiful Tennessee River!
Tickets $16 for members, $20 for non-members, $25.00 day of show.
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society strives to preserve, promote and perpetuate Blues music and its heritage, and, by so doing, to help foster unity among people of all ages, races, creeds, and economic levels.