Just Who Are the Finalists for The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge and Do They Live at 2120 South Michigan Avenue?

What is the health of The Blues Scene in Quebec and Montreal?

A fair question by passing music fans …

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Well, in a very small ‘ tip of the iceberg’ sorta way, examples are fast and furious.

Last season, in the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge ( an annual event which chooses the best Blues Band and Solo Act to represent Quebec in Memphis), The Paul Deslauriers Band took first prize and headed down South to network and improve Quebec’s presence globally.

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Past winners have also included Harmonica master Guy Belanger and guitarist Steve Hill to name but two. Hill, a Trois Rivieres native, also has won multiple Maple Blues Awards and a Juno Award.

Up and comers such as Dawn Tyler Watson’s amazing backing band; The Ben Racine Band and guitarist extraordinaire Justin Saladino – both poised to carry the Blues torch in the future.

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Great songwriters and performers in their own right, groovin’ the tunes the way the tunes were meant to be grooved.

The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge finals take place this coming Tuesday at 5 pm at Bistro a Jo Jo  – In the band category, Dawn Tyler Watson, Angel Forrest and Jordan Officer are the final three standing.  Who will represent Quebec in Memphis?

Please listen below and judge for yourself ! Listen also to some great tunes from the home of The Blues –

2120 South Michigan Avenue.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Making America Great Again ! ( Through Music ) 

Ah … America !

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The land of the free and the home of the brave … or is it bravado?

Love ’em or hate ’em, the Unites States are a lot of fun to watch and learn from.

This election brings craziness like it has never been seen before. Some, wish for the days of old, when America was great ! Or – is it selective memory? Was America great before?

Listen below to some great tunes and poignant lyrics from The Uptown Jazz Orchestra.

Make America Great Again ?

 

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John Lennon’s Life Through Words and Music

John Lennon left a legacy to the world. One filled with hope, love and tragedy. 

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Daniel Taylor, straight from Liverpool,  is carrying on the words and songs of Lennon. Not a Tribute show, more of an insight into the life of a man whose songs sometimes carry too much of the weight behind a very complex individual.

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Alongside piano player Stewart D’arrietta, Daniel provides the tales of Lennon from the beginnings of Beatlemania to the end of Lennon’s life.

Please listen below to find out somethings you will discover about John Lennon  if you attend

Club Soda on the 25th of Oct

Talk Soon !

 

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Ricardo Grilli – ‘1954’ and Counting …

 Brazil is not that far away from New York musically.

Just ask Ricardo Grilli …

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Ricardo left his native land to attend Berklee College of Music and has now completed two albums in under four years.

Pretty good for a guy who only started playing guitar at the age of twenty !

Please listen below to Ricardo speak of all things Grilli!

 

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