Hailing from the Mississippi Delta town of Belzoni, Paul Jones
(pictured below) is a welder by day; before that he worked in a cotton gin. When he wants to, he also makes some of the most distinctive blues music you've ever heard, yet doesn't usually travel far from home. Living somewhere between his electric boogie riffs punctuated with wah-wah splashes and bass chords as hard as nails, his sound reflects his region's heritage, but he takes it to a place undeniably his own. Near 50, Jones is old enough to have absorbed much of the history of bluesmen around him, but young enough to take the music down his own path. Hop along for the ride. 10 p.m. For more info, call 942-5506.