Maple Blues Awards Features Best Blues Artists from Winnipeg, Orillia, Kitchener, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto- Feb. 3 2020, Toronto

I don’t typically cut ‘n’ paste news releases, but Sarah French does me right so only fair I spread the word. Gala Hosted by Toronto’s Persian HeritageMulti-Instrumentalist Raha Javanfar aka Bad Luck Woman! The Maple Blues Awards will be the blues party of the year as the performers for the gala event are some of… Continue reading Maple Blues Awards Features Best Blues Artists from Winnipeg, Orillia, Kitchener, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto- Feb. 3 2020, Toronto

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Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace review

Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace AngelForrest.ca Quebec’s blues-rock firebrand has been making albums for more than two decades, but has become more prominent nationally this decade. Presenting diverse, rockin’ tunes that have additional substance woven into their lyrics (menopause, mental health, relationships, responsibility, [maybe] alcoholism), Forrest has the vocal chops (some may compare to… Continue reading Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace review

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Tom Savage- Great Beyond review

Tom Savage Great Beyond TomSavage.ca In my reviews, I typically do not pit performer against performer. But allow me this indulgence: Tom Savage is who Colter Wall listeners should be listening to. Wall comes off as a privileged youth aping legitimacy; Savage presents with an aura of unpretentious, wayfaring minstrel, ‘a country boy not sure… Continue reading Tom Savage- Great Beyond review

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Michael Jerome Browne- That’s Where It’s At review

Michael Jerome Browne That’s Where It’s At Borealis Records http://www.MichaelJeromeBrowne.com The first sound you hear on Michael Jerome Browne’s That’s Where It’s At is an expertly executed series of notes utilizing his Waterloo Jumbo King 6-string guitar. Appropriate, because ‘that’s where it’s at!’ MJB has been making records for a long time, and I’ve been… Continue reading Michael Jerome Browne- That’s Where It’s At review

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Canadian Blues- three reviews

Over the last eight weeks, more than a dozen blues albums have made their way through the system to land in the wee metal box down the road. Lots of electric blues, some with a Chicago feel, others more southern, many guitar-based and a couple pianocentric albums, quite a few featuring female frontpersons, even more… Continue reading Canadian Blues- three reviews

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Steve Kozak Band- It’s Time review

Steve Kozak Band- It’s Time My formative FM radio years were 1978-1983, and during those years bracketing high school I spent most of my time tuned to K97 out of Edmonton, as station that—in those days—had a seemingly liberal approach to the music they played. There was plenty that would become defined as classic rock,… Continue reading Steve Kozak Band- It’s Time review

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