The Henderson, Ky., based group Alias Jones consists of Robbie Toerne on guitars and vocals; Cody Brunner on bass and guitars; and Walker Brunner on drums.
The group's take on the blues is heavily influenced by rock music and by raw musical energy. Toerne is a dynamic, fluid guitarist with a soulful style of singing. The Brunners form a classic rhythm section, displaying a command of their instruments and a strong locked beat.
the group's great onstage chemistry reflects their common experiences--all were born and raised in Henderson--as well as years of playing together. The three met in high school and spent several years performing as the Robbie Toerne Band at local clubs. There's a lot of instrumental interplay and improvisation.
Although influenced by classic blues and rock artists like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Led Zeppelin, this group of young men is looking forward, not backward, creating a unique sound with a raw and vibrant intensity.
This artist appears in Jubilee #1505: Alias Jones/Bryant-Stevens Band.