Derek Olive likes to ride his bicycle. Derek also enjoys playing the guitar and writing songs. Perfect! Olive combines the two loves of his life and ( if that weren’t enough) , is also raising awareness and money for Canada’s environmental future. Please listen below as Derek explains everything. Derek? Visit Derek Here! Visit Blue… Read More Biking Across Canada for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Message
Chris Vachon plays guitar for Roomful of Blues … For forty – five years, the band plays in a roomful of Blues fans. Opening up for or backing guys like B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. In a Canadian connection, the band is most known as being Colin James’ ‘Little Big Band’. A… Read More Roomful of Blues – From B.B. King to Colin James; The Little Big Band That Could ...
James Cotton requires no introduction… Introduced to the music of Sonny Boy Williamson at the age of nine – seventy-eight years later; there’s no looking back. Cotton has played with everyone who is anyone in the history of The Blues. B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton … The history… Read More A Talk with a Blues Legend; Mr. James Cotton. Part One and Two.
It is a ‘Natural Fact’. Steve Strongman’s 2013 was a tremendous success! One Juno and three Maple Blues Awards later; Strongman passed ‘hump-day in his musical career . Natural Fact was Steve’s fourth album and an acoustic goldmine of Blues’ tunes. Fast forward to May 13th 2014. ‘Let Me Prove It To You’ now becomes… Read More Juno Award Winner Steve Strongman ‘Proves it To Us’ ….
Joe Satriani is coming to Montreal on the 9th of October to Theatre St. Denis. Has there been a better guitar player to come through these parts in the past ten years? Few and far between … Satriani picked up the guitar when he was fourteen. Inspired by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and… Read More Joe Satriani Interview
Here we are … The final five. The top four leading to the number one Blues guitarist. Agree? Disagree …? That is the problem. No one will ever agree on the contents of a top ten list. Here are the TOP TEN Blues Guitarists … 10. Buddy Guy 9. Eric Clapton 8. Otis Rush 7.… Read More Top Ten Blues Guitarists – Part Two
Lists are difficult … Especially when it comes to something as unique and divers as music. One person’s junk is another man’s treasure. Human nature. Human choice. Human ears … The Blues are an integral part of so many forms of music. Arguably – the single most used genre in every genre known. Rock n… Read More Top Ten Blues Guitarists – Part One