LEW JONES’ music career spans over three decades. As singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Lew has opened for or shared the stage with Chubby Checker, Clarence Clemons, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Tim Finn (Crowded House), Buddy Guy, David LaFlame, Los Lobos, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), the Meat Puppets, The Rippingtons, Dan Siegal, and Tower of Power, among others. A winner of The Portland Music Association’s Crystal Award for ‘Outstanding Folk Act’, Lew had a local hit on Ripcord Records with “The Terwilliger Bridge/I think I’m Gonna Rain Tonight in 1978/9 and his song ‘Saint John’s Street’ included on the NOPO Compilation in 2007. In between, he has written and recorded multiple CDs, including 2003’s Sublimation, and reaped extensive international airplay from three ‘Rainbow Samplers’ put out by Poetman Records. Lew has performed at a variety of regional and local events including Seattle’s Bumbershoot and the Portland-based NXNW, Rose Festival, The Bite of Oregon, and The Mayor’s Ball, and his US tours include gigs up and down the west coast and across the country. Lew is also an established poet and popular painter/muralist.