Jack De Keyzer, two time Juno Award winner and seven time Maple Blues Award winner has gained a lot of knowledge.
Playing with the likes of Etta James and Bo Diddley. Hanging out with B.B. King. First hand education combined with musical thirst has made Jack into one of Canada’s most respected guitar players and songwriters.
Please listen below to my chat with Jack about Eddie Van Halen, the new album ‘Tribute’ and the realness of music.
Before Covid reared it’s ugly head, the music industry was wobbling in recent years.
Too many people have grown up thinking music is free. Through no fault of their own – recent music fans and even older ones have been taught to listen and download tunes at little or no cost. Cd or album sales, once upon a time – paid (if not all) a good part of an artist’s costs. Add concert and merch sales – a living could be eked out.
Covid has killed the concert scene and CD or album sales are practically non existent. Musicians are scrambling to make money. Live streaming on social media platforms helps to keep their names and music fresh yet all platforms are set up to allow musicians to take only donations if a fan feels they want to.
That is where Odiance comes in. A platform that will be in essence – a one stop shopping platform to go to when new and live music is wanted. Personalized performances by artists who not only need money to grow and pay bills – they also require peace of mind to concentrate on learning their craft.
Individual shows will be scheduled and for a minimal ticket price – a music fan can learn of the new music that is out there and invest in the future of music. The only difference between pre Covid and now is the stage. A fee to see live music at the local club was not even worth a complaint. Why should a show in the comfort of someone’s living room be any different?
Odiance will be live shortly. I am looking for musicians to set up the scheduling. If you are a musician who writes original music and can plug into a computer – Odiance is the place to promote your site, sell merch, put on a quality music concert and make money.
Please send your info to Rickkeene2@gmail.com. You will be contacted to explain everything.
Watch below to one artist that will be performing on Odiance – Mr. Adam Karch
Alligator Records artists Shemekia Copeland and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will perform with blues icon Buddy Guy as he is inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame. In an all-star concert event to be held on October 24 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas, Guy, along with Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett, will be honored. Copeland and Ingram will perform with Guy as he celebrates his induction. Last year, Alligator’s Marcia Ball was inducted.
Additional guests will include for this year’s event include Jackson Browne, Jimmie Vaughan, Bruce Hornsby, Sarah Jarosz and Willis Alan Ramsey. The program will be hosted by Robert Earl Keen, and will be broadcast nationwide by PBS television on New Year’s Eve.
Award-winning blues, R&B and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland’s recent album, America’s Child, was named the #1 blues album of 2018 by MOJO magazine. The album is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose and a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise. The album, with guests including John Prine and Rhiannon Giddens, bursts with Copeland’s bravado and embraces with her tenderness. Copeland recently received two Blues Music Awards for America’s Child: Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year. Her instantly recognizable voice–capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring–delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. The three-time Grammy nominee’s wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says, “Copeland is the greatest female blues vocalist working today.”
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the head-turning 20-year-old blues guitarist and vocalist from Clarksdale, Mississippi, is currently celebrating the release of his debut album, Kingfish, on Alligator Records. With his eye-popping guitar playing and his reach-out-and-grab-you-by-the-collar vocals, Kingfish delivers each song with unmatched passion and precision. NPR Music calls him a “rising blues prodigy…a torchbearer.” The album showcases Ingram’s blistering, raw and inspired guitar playing, soulful, deep vocals and memorable songwriting. On the highlight track, Fresh Out, Kingfish is joined by his friend and mentor, Buddy Guy, who adds vocals and guitar on the song. According to Guy, “Kingfish is the next explosion of the blues.” Sprung from the same earth as so many of the Delta blues masters, Kingfish comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, just ten miles from the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. A student of the Delta’s musical history, he is acutely aware of the musicians and the music that emerged from his corner of the world. “I do think I have an old soul, that I’ve been here before,” he says. “I’m moving forward with one foot in the past.”