Jonesin' ~ Blue Ribbon Rock & Roll

This web site has information, pictures, and audio from a band that performed around the Midwestern United States between 1974, and 1982. The roots of the band go as far back as 1968See more pictures of Jonesin'

See: Time Line

(Jonesin' in 1981 Pictured Right)

Tom Lenz, Bass
John Christensen, Drums, Vocals
John Engstrom, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Brent Warford, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Dave Christensen, Lead Vocals, Guitar, Sax, percussion
Mark Nelson, Keyboards, Vocals

Almost all of these guys played a multitude of instruments, and 5 of the 6 are credited with original songs that were played on stage. Many times, one or two of us would record something on the 4 track, overdubbing, then the band would learn it.

See more pictures of Jonesin'Based in Des Moines, Iowa, then moving to Omaha, Nebraska, Jonesin traveled 8 Midwestern States and Canada. We had a dedicated following, and appreciate all the support of all the fans over the years.


Jonesin' backed up many top recording artists in it's day. Most notably; Santana, the Marshall Tucker band, U2, Sea Level, Elvin Bishop, Commander Cody, Walter Egan, Marc Jordan, Head East, Savoy Brown, Nantucket, and others.

Pictures and files:

An MP3 CD that has a lot of obscure 4 track recordings of original music, and live recordings at performances is available. A PDF document of the contents is here. If you have old pictures of the band, we would love to see them, and put them here on the site. Please email us, and we can arrange for the file transfers. THANKS!
Music    Real Audio and MP3's and links to Historical Videos
Bio's of the band Members Time Line,
          Evolution of the band

For more information, please email.


Jonesin'-Schlitz Betty was inducted in to the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame September 2013. The band performed live Sunday September 1st, 2013 for the first time in over 30 years. THEY ROCKED THE HOUSE! DVD's available NOW will support the IRRMA Hall of Fame and Museum.
See This Link for more information

Support the IRRMA Hall of Fame. Visit
Jonesin' Induction 2013

IRRMA Hall of Fame Induction - Jonesin' T- Shirts for sale.
$25 including shipping for each T-shirt

YouTube video and article on WHO TV for the Hall of Fame Weekend

More Video HERE


All music and images copyright© 1968-2016. The Jonesin' band name is a Registered Trade Name.