June 27/18: We'll be playing this Sunday,July 1 (Canada Day) at the historic Silverton Gallery in Silverton, BC. A kind of homecoming for us, as we recorded our last album at this venue. Jon will be doing a solo set at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC on Sunday afternoon at 2:15 PM, prior to the full band show in Silverton. The Silverton show is actually a dance, so come prepared to shake all you've got. The next day is a holiday, so you can all cut loose a bit.
Apr 23/18: Getting ready to Shuffle The Blues at Finley's in Nelson on May 11. We'll be doing some dance music for all you dancers. There will be swing, jump blues, shuffles, a little rock/blues and who knows what else we'll throw into the mix. Tex Mex anybody?
Jan 7/18: Had a great New Years Eve at Red MT. Resort, playing for a mostly, younger audience. It was really good to see the young folks up and shakin' it on the dance floor to our brand of blues. It was so much fun, we're gonna repeat the whole thing again on Feb. 3/18 at an Apres Ski show @ 3 PM.
Nov5/17: We'll be doing a show for the New Years Eve celebrations at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC on Jan 31/17. It's sure to be a lot of fun.
Oct 27/17: We had a great summer playing outdoors to enthusiastic audiences at The Summer Kicks Concert Series in Golden, BC; The Concerts in The Park Series in Castlegar, BC; Unity Fest in Slocan, BC and Kaslo Jazz Fest in Kaslo, BC.
July 10/17: Got a nice review from the May/June 2017 issue of BC Musicians magazine. Here's a short quote: "These guys are not fooling around. They are authentically linked to the music they espouse".
July 3/17: Performed a short set of all Canadian Content at the Canada Day celebration in Nelson, BC and now look forward to a couple of summer festivals. The first one is Unity Festival at the Slocan Beach in Slocan, BC on July 14; followed by the Kaslo jazz Fest in Kaslo, BC on August 5th. See you there.
May/17: We're doing some pre-production recording for Holly's solo album, which is shaping up to be a Soul influenced record of all original material. Very dance-able and contemporary sounding. We are also looking forward to playing the Summer Kicks Concert Series in Golden, BC in June. It's been a few years since we've played there and it's always a great time.
Jan/17: The Columbia Basin Tour is over and we're working on booking some festival's and other shows for this summer. In the mean time, we have the Silverton Winter Blues Boogie coming up on Feb 4th. Tickets are no longer available, as it's already sold out. Should be a fun night in beautiful, Silverton, BC.
Dec 13/16: We've had some great shows on this tour and we have two left to go. Dec 16 at The Arts Station in Fernie, BC and Dec 17 at Studio 64 in Kimberley, BC. then we'll be home for the holidays.
Nov 30/16: We're in the middle of our Columbia Basin tour and are playing at The Charles Bailey Theatre tomorrow night (Dec 1), followed by The Stage Door Theatre in Cranbrook, BC and then The Pynelogs Cultural Centre in Invermere. BC. It's gonna be good to get back on the highway tomorrow and then head over to the East Kootenay. Here's a couple of photo's from the Silverton show
The new album, Shufflin' The Blues, was released on Sept. 23/ 2016 and is getting rave reviews and worldwide radio airplay.
Our previous album, 1929: The Summit Sessions was included in the top 10 Best Canadian Blues Albums of 2013. Here's the link:http://www.bluesundergroundnetwork.com/Top10Albums2013.html and our version of Robert Johnson's "Come On In My Kitchen made James Doran's list of top 20 Blues songs of 2013 on Dawg FM (Inside The Blues) http://www.insidetheblues.ca/
We'd like to thank all the radio stations around the world that are playing our music. When you're on playlists along side blues legends such as: Albert King, Etta James, Otis Spann, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Freddie King et al.....You know you must be doing something right!
We really appreciate the airplay and wonderful comments from all the Blues radio program hosts and reviews from Blues groups and magazines.
A special thank you to our own CBC radio for being very supportive of our music and announcing our tour dates and to Richard Metzner who hosts "Make Room For The Blues" on CJLY, for having us on his program for two hours, We talked about the blues, played some live songs in the studio, played some tracks from the new CD and some old blues cuts by the masters and generally had fun.