Too often, Blues guitarists remain true to the Blues and it confines them. Pigeon holes their talent and next thing you know, twenty years have passed and another whisky shot comes there way at four in the morning.
Few (over the years) have come to the realization that Blues may be the necessary classroom but diversity is the only way out of high school and into University.
Please listen below to my chat with Justin Saladino – a guy who will graduate with flying colors.
Trois Rivieres native and guitar player extraordinaire Steve Hill is a busy guy. Following a very successful jaunt to Europe – Hill is home for a little bit before heading off to England and Germany once more.
It was while he was ‘home’ and doing a gig in the province of Quebec that Steve finally recorded a long awaited live album.
“The One-Man Blues Rock Band” is the name of the album and it was a project that Hill wanted to get right. Hence the nine studio album delay. A live album can be a tricky thing when work dictates reality and time is short.
Please listen below to my chat with Steve about the live album, master classes and his upcoming gig opening up for ZZ Top in Quebec City in August.
One album with the current line-up. One album; several awards including New Group of The Year at the Maple Blues Awards held on Monday, January 19th in Toronto ….
Not too shabby ….
Schooled in the Blues and carrying on that tradition with their own ‘spin’ on things; Wicked Grin, out of Ottawa, Ontario are -well on their way.
Please listenbelow as Murray speaks of the awards, his band , the writing process and how important it is for everyone to buy and not steal all types of music. Great chat with the lead singer of one of Canada’s best up-and -coming bands …
Murray? Wicked Grin? Take it away fellas ( and lady) …
Fourteen years ago, Steve Hill, originally of Trois Rivieres, Qc – opened up for B.B King at Montreal’s Bell Center.
For most, a feather in the proverbial Blues’ cap.
Realistically, such a feat requires constant work and it does not necessarily mean a swimming pool in Beverly Hills. Discover why Steve Hill decided to embark on a solo career and how, by chance – he is more popular now then any point in his career.
It’s been a long journey from Bishop Street in downtown Montreal during the 80’s to the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto in 2015 ..
Angel Forrest, originally from Dorval, Qc – has earned every accolade thrown her way. The ‘once-upon-a-time’ Janis Joplin clone, is without a doubt – Montreal’s ( and now Canada’s ) premiere female vocalist.
Please listen as Angel dicusses her voice, her life, the future and – a couple of awards she won on Monday, January 19th in Toronto.