Hard to have the Blues when you are nineteen years of age.
Sometimes – the classroom is all around and unless you are paying attention; the teacher remains invisible.
That is not the case with Spencer MacKenzie as he makes his way up the musical ladder. Already winning the best new artist at The Maple Blues Awards at the age of seventeen – Spencer is someone to watch and listen out for.
Spencer? What’s Up?
No Blues – no popular music. That is the fact.
Men like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Elmore James – the framework for what we now know as ‘auto-tune’. These men would be rolling in their graves if they knew how their hard work has been destroyed by computers.
That is the great thing about Blues music and the players that play it. Real. Authentic. True.
Please listen below to my chat with Brian Slack about some of these musicians that will be in
Trois Rivieres from Aug.23rd – Aug.26th.
Brian? What’s up?