Jinx Jones - Man of a Thousand Riffs; D C Larson, Crackerjack (UK) #35 Sept. 2010
"You've heard fretboard prestidigitator Jinx before: he lent studio guitar and bass to En Vogue's hit, "Free Your Mind." Professionally impressive as it is, though, that credit does not represent his own chosen styling. Jinx's headlong endeavors draw freely and unto satiation from classic rocka- billy, vintage jazz, and spartan honky tonk, finishing up as a wondrous and multi-textured mélange of rocketship picking and intriguing jaunts down chordal roads less taken. Listeners all will doubt- less be thunderstruck by his authoritative command of labrythinic note aggregates, lightning-fleet navigations, and esoteric chordal modes. One intuits they are in the twang-upholstered, jazzy Court of a flat-gone Monarch, one for whom fair Aoede is a favored midnight-hour ship. A jaw-slackening talent, fearing no headcutters. Bring 'em on."
From GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE, March, 2001 Jinx Jones License to Twang “Rockabilly is alive and well in this latest release from San Francisco’s Jinx Jones. Replete with reverb-drenched Gretsches, thumping upright bass, and Jones’ Setzer-esque vocals, License to Twang captures the swingin’ vibe of rockabilly’s classic years. Jones’ knack for stellar guitar tones and authentic ‘50’s feel is apparent on “Break the Devil’s Heart,” which features throbbing tremolo, rapid-fire pull-offs, and Bigsby bar bending. Likewise, his countrified “Honky Tonk Playgirl” serves up some Bob Wills flavor with its winsome steel guitar (courtesy of David Phillips). License to Twang is both a feast for tone aficionados and a lovely stroll down memory lane—even if you weren’t around in the 1950’s.”