Paul James has multiple Maple Blues Award nominations and in January 2012 was presented the lifetime achievement – Blues With A Feeling Award.
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin are an Ottawa based original roots rock/blues band. Their sophomore album, “Shame On Me” (2013) was released to critical acclaim and wide-spread airplay in North America. In 2014 Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin performed major festivals, toured Western Canada, and won the Maple Blues Award for New Artist of theContinue Reading
The Memphis Brothers are the cream of the crop in Roots music. Bucky Berger (Drums/Vocals), Dennis Pinhorn (Bass/Vocals), Papa John King (Guitar), Lance Anderson (B3/Piano), & Ed Zankowski (Sax).
Danny Brooks has been nominated for a Juno and multiple Maple Blues Awards over his 45-year career.
The MacKenzie Blues Band are breaking new ground and ruffling some feathers among Blues traditionalists. Led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Trevor MacKenzie and powerhouse singer Tara MacKenzie, The MacKenzie Blues Band are a group on the move in the Canadian blues scene. Tara MacKenzie- Vocals Trevor MacKenzie- Guitar Joel Dawson- Bass Mike Weir-Continue Reading
Lyric Dubee is a multi-talented Canadian performer who has created his own style of music known as Revolution Rock which is a combination of rock, pop, blues, jazz and classical. With four albums under his belt and at a young age of 17, and another on the way, Lyric’s international touring experience allows him toContinue Reading
The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing banjo at age 12 and became a fan of bluegrass music. In his late teens he encountered the early recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan and was floored by the virtuosity. While in college in 1987 heContinue Reading
A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International BluesContinue Reading
The Marwills are a thick, juicy cut of Rock stuffed with the Blues, stroked and soaked until hard and greasy, then covered in Grade A Canadian dirt. Their sound conjures smoky blues bars, shady drinking establishments, and the golden age of rock and roll. They make music with serious guts and they sweat while they do it.
The Focklers are a blues band based out of the GTA and London. In May of 2015, the three Fockler’s all landed the same summer job together, and decided to get the band back in motion. A few months later, bass player and honorary Fockler, Mat Power was added to the band. Patrick Fockler –Continue Reading