If you're a valley resident who hasn't heard of guitarist Carvin Jones, it's likely that you've been doing a little carvin' of your own, holed up in some cavernous hermitage. Since 1989, Carvin has been sauntering his way across the universe with Phoenix as his launchpad, and his six-string the chauffeur.
Though he plays the blues, the Texas native has little to be blue about, having logged 6,000 plus performances, including opening for the likes of B.B. King and Santana. A mainstay on the international festival circuit, Carvin's Hendrix-esque stage charisma coupled with his SRV-flavored chops have garnered him success on the majority of earth's inhabitable continents.
Fortunately for valley cave dwellers, there will be plenty of opportunities to spot the cosmic Mr. Jones this holiday season, including a performance at Compound Grill.
Wed., Dec. 21, 9 p.m., 2011