Dawn Tyler Watson could have left us for the big gig in the sky a couple of years ago. Thankfully - the Grim Reaper did not get the email ... Not only did Dawn recover from four blocked arteries, she went on to become the first Canadian and the second woman to win the IBC … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Candid Chat with Dawn Tyler Watson; The Queen of The Montreal Blues
The Ben Racine Band are playing at the Tremblant Blues Festival this summer. They earned it. 'A Grand New Brew' is their latest and second offering in CD form. Capturing the sound of Chicago and New Orleans' Blues combined with a little Funkiness - the disc is a planned love affair between guitar and … Continue reading Ben Racine – Playin’ the Blues ‘Cause He Loves It!
The Blues ... the Blues .. the Blues ... The foundation, along with Jazz, of music as we know it today. Popular music that is. There are many who carry the Blues tradition throughout North America and the world. Elmore James , Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters would be proud of the … Continue reading Ten Great Blues Artists – 2012
The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating its 16 th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian Blues artists from across the country on January 21, 2013. The nominees are recognized both for their talent as well as their contribution to the growing Canadian blues music scene. Hamilton’s Steve Strongman leads … Continue reading Toronto Blues Society – The Maple Blues Awards
'Modus Operandi' ... The mission or a song? Both for The Ben Racine Band on their debut album; One of a Kind. 'Modus Operandi' is the third track on an album which has just been released through Iguane Records in Montreal. As with every other track on the disc - the standout is Racine's voice. … Continue reading Ben ‘Racine’ – Roots Music is ‘One of a Kind’