Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Jim Gustin and Truth Jones
Jim Gustin is a blues singer and guitarist from Santa Clarita California. He has a distinctive, powerful voice; soulful and deep with a smoky rasp, he is a passionate and energetic performer. He is also a very solid guitarist with great tone and a funky feel. Jim has been playing music for nearly 40 years up and down the west coast. His first gig on guitar was at the age of 18 at the Los Angeles Sports arena in front of 10,000 people.
Jeri Goldenhar, aka Truth Jones, has been singing since she was a little girl, although at over six feet tall, it’s hard to imagine her as a knee high, little red-headed child. She has a big voice to match her impressive stature. She can belt out gospel and soul seldom heard from suburban white girls.
Together, they provide a powerful one-two vocal punch that is rare amongst blues acts. They sound great blended together as well as each bringing a distinctive flavor to create the band’s unique sound. They have well written catchy songs that come from the heart and performed with passion.
Semifinalists at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. They have performed at many festivals, events and clubs including, Staples Center prior to an LA Kings game, SCV Blues Festival, Ventura County Blues Festival, Winter Blues Festival, Ojai Blues Festival, Thunder on the Lot, Glory 2016, GIVE-Apalooza, Gracefest AV, Gracefest SCV, Antelope Valley Fair, Porterville Fair, LA County Fair, The Canyon Club, The Rose, The Saban Theater, The Coach House, Arcadia Blues Club, The Birk, Malarkey’s, Sagebrush Cantina, Maui Sugar Mill, and many more.
They have opened for, or performed with many notable performers including; Three Dog Night, Foghat, Tommy Castro, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Chris Duarte, Teresa James, Coco Montoya, John Nemeth, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Delgado Bros, Deb Ryder, Dallas Hodge, Phantom Blues Band, Chris Cain, The 44s, Shari Puorto, Chase Walker, Darrell Mansfield, Ray Goren and many more.