Best Local Musician: Vince Jones

Best Local Musician: Vince Jones

Upon hearing the name Vince Jones, I immediately thought of a rockstar or someone I had to have known. It turns out, I wasn’t too far off: Jones is a part of the local band Blistur (which has won “Best Original Band” and “Best Cover Band” for three years in a row). And as Blistur’s newest band member, it’s Jones’ turn to shine. 

Born and raised in upstate New York, Jones has been surrounded by music all his life, specifically his mother (a singer and keyboard player) and sister (a singer and bass player). And Jones doesn’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t in band practice or playing instruments. Before Blistur, Jones played with bands High Street, Sanctuary, Oblivion, Silver Tear, Majesty, The Poni Tails, Force Of Nature, Stricken, Backlash, TC and Sass. Extremely experienced and admired by music fans of all ages, Jones finds his inspiration in artists like Steve Perry, Ann Wilson, Vinnie Moore, Geoff Tate and others.

As Blistur’s bassist and keyboard player, Jones enjoys the opportunity to let loose and connect with the audience. Though a quiet and shy person offstage (his words, not mine), Jones deserves all the attention and applause for being voted “Best Local Musician.” -Ambar Ramirez

About Ambar Ramirez

Flipping through magazines for as long as she can remember, Ambar Ramirez has always known she wanted to be a journalist. Fast forward, Ambar is now a multimedia journalist and creative for Folio Weekly. As a recent graduate from the University of North Florida, she has written stories for the university’s newspaper as well as for personal blogs. Though mainly a writer, Ambar also designs and dabbles in photography. If not working on the latest story or design project, she is usually cozied up in bed with a good book or at a thrift store buying more clothes she doesn’t need.