Flathead Seth Lee Jones
- 1I Can't Be Satisfied04:22
- 2Half a Mind05:20
- 3Driving Wheel03:28
- 4It Was Rainin'05:00
- 5Moving Me (Way Too Fast)04:24
- 7You Gonna Wreck My Life05:40
- 8Tulsa Time03:29
- 9Mary Ann03:57
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Tulsa slide guitar wizard and master luthier, Seth Lee Jones, delivers a collection of nine rocking, road-tested blues covers that crackle with energy. The album was recorded in under seven and a half hours, straight to tape with no edits or overdubs. These tracks are some of the band’s personal favorites, finely honed over years of live performances. While “Flathead” celebrates musicians as diverse as Muddy Waters and Roger Miller, the band puts its own spin on each tune. They deliver something fresh for blues rock fans, and their live show is on fire. When Jones isn’t leading this dynamic trio, he spends much of his time building and restoring instruments at his company, SLJ Guitars.
“What you hear on that record, it’s what you’re going to get live,” says Jones of his new album, a collection of nine rocking, road-tested blues covers. Recorded at Teegarden Studios in under seven and a half hours, straight to tape with no edits or overdubs, the tracks crackle with energy. They’re some of the band’s personal favorites, finely honed over years of performances at a weekly residency at Tulsa’s legendary venue, The Colony.
“We run a democratic ship in my band, and there’s never any drama,” Jones says of bandmates bassist Bo Hallford (Paul Benjaman) and drummer Matt Teegarden (Chris Duarte.) Teegarden is also the son of Grammy winner David Teegarden (Bob Seger, JJ Cale, Joe Walsh.) “It was a team effort to pick those songs.” While Flathead celebrates musicians as diverse as Muddy Waters and Roger Miller, the band puts its spin on each tune. Jones brings his open tuning to the band’s version of Muddy Waters “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” and his baritone guitar gives a sharp edge to “Moving Me (Way Too Fast),” written by fabled Tulsa bluesman, the late Steve Pryor. Ray Charles’ “Mary Ann” enabled Jones to pay tribute to one of his (and Pryor’s) musical heroes and an opportunity to utilize the prodigious skills of guest guitarist Mike Satawake.
Seth Lee Jones, guitar, vocals
Matt Teegarden, drums
Bo Hallford, bass
Mike Satawake, guitar on “Mary Ann”
Seth Lee Jones
A third-generation guitar player and a skilled luthier, Jones was born into a musical family in Tulsa, moving to Los Angeles at fifteen. He later studied classical and jazz at LA Valley College and graduated from Hollywood’s Musicians Institute at the top of his class. Jones returned to his hometown in 2010 when the lure of affordable housing and an inspiring local music scene proved irresistible. His first release was Live at the Colony (2018).
Jones regularly finds time to pursue his parallel passion as a guitarist, and performs with his band as well as musician Jared Tyler and the band Saugeye. In the past, he’s played with roots country musician Jacob Tovar and the jazz-influenced Gogo Plumbay. He also played on the critically lauded Back To Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute To Okie Music.
started playing music as a kid growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After a decade away from home out West, Seth came back to Oklahoma to ply his trade as a luthier and to compose music. Through what he calls a “happy little accident,” he started playing a unique style of slide guitar that uses bender palm pedals, producing mesmerizing gritty sounds that borrow from the deep in the influence well of the history of American music.
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