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October 29, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Ayron Jones’ raw “Dream” shows promise | New Recordings

"Dream" by Ayron Jones and the Way.

“Dream” by Ayron Jones and the Way.

Ayron Jones and his mentor, Sir Mix-a-Lot, don’t like to define Jones’ music with labels like “blues” or “hybrid rock.” They don’t necessarily welcome comparisons to the giants that have influenced Jones, namely Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.

But it’s hard to listen to Jones’ debut album, “Dream,” without hearing the ghosts of the past — and without viewing the album as the next evolution of the blues, a way for it to stay relevant to a new generation. “Dream,” self-released today and produced by Mix-a-Lot, is a fiery, raw blend of blues and rock that makes the familiar seem new. 

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