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05/10/2018

Ben Jones: Coffeeshop Conversations #148 / Big Ben the bass man has a lot to say.

By TOM D'ANTONI // One of Portland's busiest bass players talks about playing with the Nevilles, in his own bands and everyone else's!

Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.

This is number one hundred forty-eight. With me is a funky bass man, a Gospel bass man, a Blues bass man and one of those go-to guys that other musicians call when they need talent, versatility and reliability…and quality.

It’s Ben Jones who’s here with me. He’s got his own band, is in bands, and pops up everywhere. That’s cause he’s good.

But did you know that Ben was a member of the Neville Brothers for a while? He’s not even from New Orleans.

We’re all mourning the death of Charles Neville a couple of weeks ago, so I think that’s a good place to start.

Meet Ben Jones.

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