With his fluid phrasing, resonant tone, and expressive performances, one could believe Spencer Mackenzie was born on Beale Street. They, however, would be wrong. The lauded JUNO-nominated blues-rock artist hails from Southern Ontario and has steadily earned accolades, and the attention of blues aficionados from around the World. Leaving nothing behind when he steps to the stage, Mackenzie offers show-goers a powerhouse performance, commanding his guitar with sophistication and prowess beyond his years.

For nearly a decade, Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer Mackenzie has been writing and recording true blues, showcasing the raw emotion and honesty the genre demands. Upon the release of his third studio album, Preach To My Soul tears from the speakers with grit and gusto. Spencer wears his influences on his sleeve, channelling his reverence for the bluesmen who came before him into the title track. Though many before him have wielded six strings, few can make them sing. Pairing a crisp, clean tone with throaty, rich vocals, Spencer channels the spirit of the Delta, conjuring emotive performances with hair-raising effect.

Stepping into 2024 with numerous Canadian, US and European dates planned, the left-handed guitar slinger shows no signs of slowing down. In his short career, he has proven he can captivate audiences and hold the stage like a seasoned veteran. There’s no denying “this feels like the beginning of something big, maybe even huge” (Gonzo Okanagan). Lending vibrant, youthful energy to the genre, Spencer Mackenzie is putting his stamp on the blues, sure to inspire the next generation of blues rockers with his signature, seemingly effortless style along the way.

Semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge 2024 in Memphis, Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train are a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound that seamlessly blends grace and beauty. Their music takes listeners on a journey through the Mississippi Delta, with stops at Detroit, Motown, and the funky sounds of Philadelphia.

With their unique styles deeply rooted in the blues, the band’s original compositions are a testament to their exceptional musical talents. Every performance is a high-energy experience that leaves the audience feeling like they’re at a sold-out stadium show.

The band comprises Juno-nominated songwriter Glenn Marais on guitar and vocals, bassist Manny De Grandis, keyboardist Jesse Karwat of I Mother Earth, and drummer Jeff Saulnier. Known for their love of playing and jamming, Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train have a knack for taking songs in new and exciting directions.

Established in 2015, VOODOO Pawn Shop is an Uxbridge based 4-piece mature troupe that delivers a true blues/rock experience with their unique selection of material. Toes will be ‘tappin’.

“VOODOO Pawn Shop gets my Mojo Work-in’ every time I hear them” – Chuck Jackson – Downchild Blues Band

“I have had the pleasure of playing shows with VPS on several occasions and they are a great sounding modern blues rock band. Solid grooves, pro sound and rocking tunes. Be sure to check them out when they come to your town.” – Jack de Keyzer

“A Good Rockin’ Band!” – Paul James

“Awesome mix of talented Musicians with a killer sound, VOODOO Pawn Shop always delivers the Blues with style and grace. Our crowd is hooked.” – Brenda Dainard – National Project Manager – Ride for Sight

“VOODOO Pawn Shop is a greasy mix of energy, passion and talent that turns up the heat, gets you on your feet movin’ and groovin’ every time! Highly recommended!” – Larry Kurtz – Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival

Location in Uxbridge disclosed with reservation
Rain or shine. Bring your own picnic (bbq’s available), age friendly, pet friendly. Fully accessible. Free parking on-site.

Reservations for this private picnic can be made by email to lori@musicbythebaylive.com

Event Date

July 27, 2024

Event Time

4:00 PM