24th Street Wailers

If ever a group of musicians were meant to meet, become colleagues and ultimately collaborate to perform the music they love, it is the four musicians who make up Toronto’s The 24th Street Wailers. You might call it fate, destiny or just plain good luck – either way, fans of the Folk, Roots and BluesContinue Reading

Hogtown Allstars

6 players from two of Canada’s most famous Blues bands DOWNCHILD & FATHEAD Chuck Jackson (vocals & harp), Teddy Leonard (guitar), Michael Fonfara (keyboards), Pat Carey (sax), Gary Kendall (bass) and Mike Fitzpatrick (drums)

Colin Linden

Colin Linden was eleven years old when he met blues legend Howlin’ Wolf from Chicago. The massive fellow took lovingly care of the kid and told him to listen to the music of Charlie Patton and Son House, if he wanted to play the blues himself. Many years later, in 1999, the Linden-produced ‘Tribute ToContinue Reading

David Vest

“A unique encounter between an authentic southern-bred piano pounder and some of the most celebrated blues musicians in Canada” David Vest is the real thing, raised in Birmingham, Alabama and the juke joints all along the Gulf Coast. He`s played with Big Joe Turner in the early 60`s, toured with Jimmie “T99” Nelson, Lavalle WhiteContinue Reading

Steve Strongman

There are reasons why Canadian blues artist Steve Strongman was the 2011 Maple Blues Award winner for Guitar Player of the Year. There are reasons why Steve Strongman consistently packs venues across Canada for his performances. There are reasons why he was chosen as one of Hamilton, Ontario’s “Top 40 Achievers Under 40 Years Old”Continue Reading

Layla Zoe

Layla Zoe has performed all over the world and has been “wowing” crowds with her vocal power since the beginning.  She is a force to be reckoned with, and is changing the face of the blues and roots music scene. Joining Layla on stage will be Gary Kendall on bass, Pat Rush on guitar,  ShakeyContinue Reading

Paul James

“…please give a warm welcome to the man who rocks the blues, the king of the strings …”  Bob Dylan  Paul James is one of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based Canadian musicians … past, present and future.   He is a Canadian cultural icon and veteran entertainer.  His talents as a guitarist, vocalist, band leader,Continue Reading

David Gogo

David Gogo is one of Canada’s hardest working blues-rock guitarists and multiple Blues Music Award Winner who adds heart, soul and grit to the international blues scene. Gogo has garnered three Juno Nominations, the Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, WCMA Musician of the Year,Continue Reading

Garrett Mason & Keith Hallett

What do you get when you combine two of the East Coast’s most talented young bluesmen?  You get the brilliant double bill featuring Juno-winner Garrett Mason and next gen guitar slinger Keith Hallett?  Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteranContinue Reading

JW-JONES

“One of this country’s top blues guitar stars” Globe and Mail JW-JONES has one of the most energetic and exciting live shows on the scene. It is no surprise that he has played throughout the world (CANADA, USA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL) and some of the biggest names in blues today, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, LittleContinue Reading