Posts Tagged ‘blues’

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Moondog Howlers 2016

October 29, 2016

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Band: Moondog Howlers
Release: (CD) Self Titled.
Year: 2016
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada
Buy: Currently available at Aug’s video in Chatham & Blenheim. Look on iTunes, shortly.

Members:
Mike Copley – Vocals
Alex Polowick (Aug) – Guitar
Dwayne Purdy: Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards
Rick Chrysler – Drums

Notes: Formerly known as the local blues cover band ‘Blues on the Rocks’, the name change comes with the release of this original release. The guys have been honing their craft on the live scene locally for many years. This line-up of some of the most talented and well rooted musicians in the local scene for decades, comes together seemingly effortlessly. Without going into the  individually rich members bio’s, it is safe to say that this release is everything you would expect to stand side by side with a major label blues album.

Guests:
Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe – Harmonica (Track 7,9,13).
Kelly Authier – Backing vocals (Track 1&3).

Tracks:
01. My way home
02. I got an angel
03. Feelin’ good
04. Is there anybody out there
05. My momma told me
06. Memories
07. I don’t want you
08. Close to you
09. Whiskey
10. Stuck on you
11. You gotta Know
12. Fly-by-nighter
13. Keep my motor running

* Watch the album preview below.
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The Long Lots Deep Secret 2016

October 3, 2016

Band: The Long Lots
Release: Deep Secret
Year: 2016
Genre: Indie Rock/Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 2007

Members:
Gary Jongbloed – Guitar
Jay Amerlinck – Vocals, guitar
Jason O’Rourke – Bass
Jeff O’Rourke – Drums
Glenn Smith – Keyboards, percussion,

Tracks:
01 Hospital Bed
02 Even Keel
03 Freight Train
04 13 Shots
05 Into the Woods
06 Moon Sits Low
07 Rattlin’ Bones
08 Blue Collar Blues
09 Tail Lights
10 Deep Secret

Previous Releases:
* 2009 – Blood Runs Cold (12 songs)
* 2012 – In the Valleys of Our Hearts (EP) (5 songs)

* Watch the CD preview video below.

Links:
* iTunes download here.
* CDBaby download here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.

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Old Town Soul 2016

March 22, 2016

 

Band: Old Town Soul
Release: When It Rains
Date: 2016 (March 21)
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: blues, soul, rock

Members:
Jordan Ginty – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Broadbent – Bass
Mark Lodweegen – Keys
Jerad Sterling / Jordan Ginty – Drums
Jen Ginty – Vocals

Tracks:
1. Can’t Leave You Alone 04:17
2. Your Gone 03:58
3. Coming Home 03:19
4. The Front 03:41
5. Bitter 03:28
6. What I Got 03:41
7. When It Rains 03:24

Links:
* Download/Preview Digital album here.
* Facebook here.
* Youtube link here.
* Watch the CD Preview here.

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Tom Lockwood 2015 CD

August 12, 2015

Band: Tom Lockwood
Release: Ace in the Hole
Year: 2015, July 22nd.
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

Tracks
01 There Was You
02 Nickel and a Nail
03 Runaway
04 Mary Ann
05 Ace in the Hole
06 Gimmee Some
07 Walk Away
08 When You Got a Good Friend
09 Philly
10 Sun Song
11 Angel Eyes
12 Amazing Grace

Members
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
Dan Taylor – Vocals
Mark Tremblay – keyboards
Mark Wolfe – drums
Brent Hunter – bass

About: Tom Lockwood has been a working musician for over forty years. In that time he has released 5 albums under his own name, had his compositions used in television and radio productions in 33 countries around the world, has had to opportunity to work with some of Canada’s finest musicians and taught literally thousands of people to play the guitar. His 2011 Blues record with the amazing Jaimee Paul on vocals has been picked up by streaming services around the world-with digital sales in 15 of them. His acoustic playing has been recognized by guitarists such as Don Ross and Liona Boyd and publications like Guitar Player magazine. His electric work has been compared by Le Net Blues to the late, great Gary Moore. In 2010 , two of Tom’s performances were included on a sampler of virtuoso guitarists from the Acoustic Guitar Forum. In 2009, Tom toured with harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens in Western Canada. In 2011, the Tom Lockwood Band took part in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and in 2012 Tom performed at the Montreal Guitar Show representing Luthier Dennis Kwasnycia.

Discography as of 2015
1989 – Tom Lockwood – Passion Flower
1991 – Tom Lockwood – Streamline
1996 – Tom Lockwood – Ascension
2003 – Tom Lockwood – Hands On
2007 – Tom Lockwood – Point Of View
2011 – Tom Lockwood – Common Ground
2012 – Fowler/Lockwood Band – ST
2015 – Tom Lockwood – Ace in the Hole

Links:
* Website.
* iTunes Download/Preview.
* Video – Gimmee Some (Live).
* Watch CD Preview video here.

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Robin Banks releases Modern Classic

June 23, 2014

Artist: Robin Banks
Release: Modern Classic
Year: 2014
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Blues, R&B and Pop.

From: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto Area.

Tracks:
1. A Man Is Just a Man, 2. Superhero, 3. I Really Dig You, 4. Crazy, 5. My Baby Loves Me, 6. A Little Bit of Heaven, 7. I’ll Meet You There, 8. Tonight, 9. Bite Your Tongue, 10. You Boogie Too Fast for Me, 11. A Place in the City, 12. Some Day.

Notes:
A master of tone and phrasing, Robin Banks has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. But match that with the charisma and boldness of a Tina Turner and you’ll understand why Robin Banks has the world on a string!

Robin Banks has her roots deeply dug. Born in Canada a mere 50 miles from Detroit, then transplanted to Dallas, and then Jamaica, Banks is a diverse, international artist who is clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul, even Reggae. She’s often lauded for her captivating live performance, her confident ability to connect and affect each member of her audience, her sincerity and certainly her authenticity. Robin Banks has established herself as a fearless, female force in International Blues circles recording and performing with the likes of Duke Robillard, Doug James and a long list of legendary Texas, West Coast and Chicago musicians. A powerful songwriter as well, Tom Hyslop of Blues Revue Magazine was quoted as saying Banks writes compositions “that lyrically echo the song craft of Cole Porter and the Gershwins”.

Discography
1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Links:
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – CD BABY.
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – ITUNES.
Robin Banks –  Youtube.
Robin Banks – Facebook.

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South River Slim 2014

June 7, 2014

 

Band: South River Slim & The Fleshmerchants
Genre: Roots,Rock&Roll,Blues
Home: Windsor
Chatham Connection: Singer/ Guitarist Sean Hughey is originally from South River, but raised during his teen years in Chatham, as well as returning to Chatham & Windsor later. He performed in Route 66 (https://demokidblog.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/route-66-1992/)

Members:
Sean Hughey
Rick Rycheghem (Sean’s former Route 66 bandmate)
Jeff Mifflin (Merlin)

Links:
Reverbnation: here.
FacebookZ: here.

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Ray Whaling 2014 CD Release

March 18, 2014

Artist: Ray Whaling
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Release: Honeybee Sessions
Year: 2014
Genre: Blues/Rock

Performers:
Ray Whaling – Vocals, guitars, harmonicas, percussion, keys
Andy Martin – Bass
Joel Laprise – Drums
Mark Tremblay – Keys
Jennifer Brace – Backing vocals
Kassya Kevany – Backing vocals

Notes: With over 25 years experience, there aren’t many songs Ray Whaling can’t play. No gimmicks, no cheat sheets, no music stands. If you’re looking for a one man jukebox for your next party or special event then Ray Whaling is your man. With an extensive repertoire of originals and an endless list of cover songs Ray will take your party up a notch.

Tracks:
01. Candy Rocker, 02. Strawberry Alice, 03. Little Angel, 04. Rock n Roll Station, 05. Rust, 06. Stardust, 07. Garden of Sun, 08. Summer Girl, 09. The Game, 10. Give Ya Something

Ray Whaling Discography
1994 – The Whaling Band – 3 Pieces
1999 – Ray Whaling – Party Train
2005 – That Whaling Band – Grateful
2008 – That Whaling Band – Live – Jacks Gallery
2014 – Ray Whaling – Honeybee Sessions


 

Links:
Download or preview this release on ITUNES here.
Ray Whaling online here.

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