October 30, 2018

Sue Foley and Colin James each earn six nominations

For Immediate Release: October 30th, 2018

(Toronto) – 2017/2018 has proven to be a banner year for female Canadian blues artists from coast-to-coast, as the nominees for the 22nd annual Maple Blues Awards have been anno...

October 16, 2018

Set for release on October 17, the day pot is legalized in Canada

Vancouver-based blues artist Harpdog Brown has long been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is”, he says. "I do feel like I'm a se...

September 28, 2018


 

The name Jim Dan Dee comes from the expression “Everything is just Jim Dandy”, an old cliché often used with expletives inserted. Toronto-based Jim Dan Dee (affectionately known as ‘J.D.D.’ by their fans) is not only a blues band, but also a character; an idea that e...

September 4, 2018

Reviewers have described Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin as stripped-down hellaciously rockin’ new blues with the distinctive voice and guitar work of Murray Kinsley, awesome harmonica, and a rhythm section that swings with reckless, casual precision.  On the road roughly...

September 1, 2018

Kat Danser’s music is a steel belted radial easily flexing between a dusty gravel road and a fresh coat of asphalt. True to her Polish-Gypsy heritage, Danser is in perpetual motion and her swampy roots and blues style is a fine-tuned reflection of life lessons from the...

August 30, 2018

The Toronto Blues Society and JUNO award-winning blues artist Paul Reddick announce details and deadlines for submissions for the fifth annual Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award. Open to Canadian composers, the intention behind the Cobalt Prize is to pro...

August 29, 2018

Over the last several years the music industry has changed so much, it can be difficult to keep up with the changing landscape, and even more difficult for an independent artist to generate a steady income stream.

Online streaming sites that pay fractions of a penny per...

August 23, 2018

The improv magic you hear on JW-Jones’ 10th album, Live, is the spark that has awakened new sonic frontiers for the veteran Maple Blues Award-winning Ottawa bluesman. 

“I cranked up my overdrive in concert one night for fun, and it opened up this new world of ideas for...

August 18, 2018

“an outstanding merger of personal expression and lyricism with expert craftsmanship”

That’s how DOWNBEAT Magazine described Terry Blersh’s songwriting on his self-titled debut album. He hasn’t lost a step here with his latest release, Play It All Day.  Once again, Bler...

July 4, 2018

“Drawing from all across the roots music spectrum, Lee Palmer crafts lyrically potent, emotionally moving songs, each one as distinctive as the last.  Aided by well-suited arrangements and top-notch studio play.” - Roots Music Report

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