The Jon Spear Band is a collaboration of some of Central Virginia’s finest and most dedicated blues musicians, brought together by their love of blues music and their active participation in the Central Virginia Blues Society. Although their ages span several generations, the band’s members share a common determination to use their exceptional talents to create unique and memorable music. The Jon Spear Band has existed with various personnel changes since 2012. Members include Dara James (guitar, vocals and harmonica), Andy Burdetsky (bass), John Stubblefield (drums), andJon Spear (guitar and vocals).
The Jon Spear Band (JSB) has been impressing blues lovers ever since they first started out as a Central Virginia Blues Society jam band back in 2012. With the release of their new CD “Old Soul,” these four talented musicians have taken their music to a whole new level earning critical acclaim, extensive radio airplay and new fans from all around the U.S. and from as far away as Africa, Asia and Australia. In all, JSB’s music has been heard on over five dozen broadcast stations on every continent except Antarctica. The band’s repertoire includes not just blues favorites but also original songs reflecting a wide range of genres including blues, funk, rock, R&B, swing, and even a little salsa.