Jim Jones on Ponderosa Stomp



Jones and his revue
headed to all-star-studded New Orleans


By Fred Mills


How many of you are headed to New Orleans this week (Sept. 24 & 25) for
the 9th annual Ponderosa Stomp? The 2010 lineup represents American
music’s expansive range of genres, from twangy guitar genius to bold, sassy
R&B, Chicano rock, primal garage, truckin’ anthems, Southern soul, blues,
Cajun, swamp pop and rockabilly, with everyone from Duane Eddy, Honeyboy
Edwards and Roy Head to the Trashmen, Flamin’ Groovies and the aforementioned
Jim Jones Revue slated to perform. 


Watch for our coverage of the festival soon. Meanwhile, we
asked Jones – recently featured in a lengthy interview (“Rock ‘n’ Roll
” Sept. 17) – to weigh in on the event, and here’s what he had to


“We’ve got two days off during Ponderosa Stomp and we’ve
also been confirmed to play the party at the end of it. We did a show in London with Mark Lamarr,
this BBC DJ who has unquestionable good taste in music. He was talking about
the Ponderosa Stomp, and he said he’s been to the States many times, trawling
up and down looking for those little nuggets of great music – and then the
first time he went to the Ponderosa Stomp, he said, ‘It’s all here. I could
have saved myself all that trekking around! Here I am watching Scotty Moore and
DJ Fontana jamming – wow.’ So yeah,
we are very excited!”


Boy howdy to that.


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