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Tim Williams, a 40 year veteran of the roots music scene in North America, is a blues-based singer/ songwriter/ multi- instrumentalist, and is in constant demand. Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass â€œlike a spongeâ€ before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seing many first generation blues musicians ...
Scott Arnold, RMT (ARMT), Off-Campus Instructor (MRU), Guitarist, Banjoist, Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Guitar Guru (CBC), Counter-Culture Nomad (CBC), Author, Photographer, Dog Sledder, self committed member of The Asylum for Art, all ’round nice guy and graw as … (Tracy A Smith) believes that art is a reflection of society and making art is a balance of expressing your own beliefs within the framework of our culture, but at the same time advancing the language and technique and dedicating good ...
Highly respected in jazz circles, Bob has played piano professionally for over 50 years! Best known for educating Lenny Breau in jazz theory, his original composition “Lullaby” was published in “Guitar Player Magazine” 1983. He was featured for the documentary “The Genius of Lenny Breau” (1999) and was a consultant on the book “One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau” published in 2006 by University of North Texas Press and written by Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Bob studied jazz arranging with Gordon Delamont in Toronto ...
- moon river
- lets get lost
- the days of wine and roses
- night and day
- but beautiful
- I Love You
- all of you
- Blue Skies
This is my Rifle. This is my my gun … There are many like it, but this one is mine … Without my gun, I am useless. My rifle without me is useless … Do you get it? This is me … My guitar and my brain and heart are my rifle ...
Bryson Waind is a folk and country singer who was born and bred in Canada’s Niagara Region. He spent 15 vintages working in the wine industry, running tractors up and down the vineyard rows. Years on the farm gave him the opportunity to develop the genuine Canadian folk and country style that he plays today. On the guitar or mandolin you can hear the deep roots and love of home that are his trademarks. Now living in Calgary, his style ...
Sid began playing folk music and original songs in Calgary long before there was a Calgary Folk Music Club or an Edmonton Folk Festival. People in those days were indifferent to local songwriters, to put it mildly. Sid is a fourth generation Albertan and a former park warden who worked in the mountain national parks for many years. He is also the award-winning author of five books of nonfiction and five books of poetry. The songs on his second album, ...
Jory Kinjo brings a unique history to his music and draws from his experiences playing and performing Soul, Ska, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues all over the world.
Kinjo grew up in Calgary, AB. playing old-school soul music with long-standing soul band, Mocking Shadows. In 1999, he joined the band and warmed the stage for Canadian 3 tours with the B.B. King and other artists such as ZZ Top and Buddy Guy.
In 2007, Kinjo toured Europe playing bass for ...
Take the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, play it through amps and recording technologies of the 1950s, and filter it through the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, and you have Mike Watson’s band, The 6L6’s.
After years honing in on the most primal guitar sounds he could find, he began seeking out new sounds during the last few years of the King Eddy’s life while at the same time digging up old recordings of blues men, hill ...