White Stripes founder Jack White is easily one of the most dynamic and talented guitarists in the world right now, but it's impossible not to notice the top-tier drumming of Daru Jones.
Nas + Pete Rock Drummer Daru Jones Almost Steals Jack White's Spotlight - Almost Published on:Jun 12, 2022, 12:03 PM by 0 Broomfield, CO White Stripes founder Jack Whiteis easily one of the most dynamic and talented guitarists in the world right now, but its impossible not to notice the top-tier drumming of Daru Jones whenever he graces the stage. The 2x-Grammy Award winner has been playing with White for over 10 years and was by his side on Saturday night (June 11) at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado as part of the Fear Of The Dawn Tour. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daru Jones (@darujones) As White ripped through songs from his latest album Fear Of The Dawn, Jones in his denim Kangol bucket hat and matching button-up shirt murdered the drums, giving songs such as Taking Me Back, Into The Twilight and Hi-De-Hochest-rattling moments loud enough to rouse the dead. The blue aesthetic of Whites stage setup complimented the Fear Of The Dawn cover art, Whites electric baby blue hair and numerous blue guitars, while the giant screen in the background utilized a duo tone effect to tie it all together. Hi-De-Ho, which features Q-Tip on the album cut, was a reminder of both Jones and Whites respect for Hip Hop culture. Even the DJ who opened the show (albeit not so thoughtfully) paid homage to the culture with songs such as Apache by The Sugarhill Gang and Run-DMCs Sucker M.C.s which actually ended up being Whites entrance song. The DJ played a weird mix of singles ranging from Metallica and Tom Petty to Everybody Everybody by Black Box, the song used in Downeys Unstoppables commercial, leaving many White fans scratching their heads. But the arduous submersion into DJ hell proved to be worth it as White proceeded to blow everyones minds with his otherworldly skills. Although Q-Tip wasnt there in the flesh, it was still satisfying to hear the Tribe Called Quest legends voice blaring through the speakers. Its when White is at its best full volume, high octane and non-stop energy accented by his dramatic final strums on each song. The only gripe was phones werent allowed inside the venue, so there are no personal photos or videos of the eventful night. Instead, Whites tour photographer uploaded several photographs to the Third Man Records founders official Instagram account after the performance for fans to use at-will. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jack White (@officialjackwhite) Meanwhile, Jones has already carved his legacy in stone with additional collaborations with Black Milk, Pharoahe Monch and many others. As musical director for Pete Rockand the Soul Brothers, the Michigan native joined bassist MonoNeon, keyboardist Big Yuki and singer Jermaine Holmes for PeteStrumentals 3. Released in 2020, it served as Rocks first sample-free endeavor and forced Rock to rely on the Soul Brothers for every note. Read more