53 results for tag: Blues

B3 Fest: Don Griffith & Styles Montreux

Groove to the Hammond B3 and the Leslie as we present a night celebrating the warm and gritty sounds of the tonewheel organ and the rotating loudspeaker. Don Griffith and Chunk of Funk play the soulful, bluesy hits of Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff. Mild-mannered Ross Nykiforuk steps out of the phone booth as the groovy and ... Read More

Suzie Vinnick

Winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award, Saskatoon-born Suzie Vinnick is one of the most important artists on the Canadian roots and blues scene. Able to belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness, she is blessed with a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagin... Read More

Ray Bonneville

With a style that draws comparisons to J.J. Cale and Daniel Lanois, Ray Bonneville is a blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired song and groove man. Born in Quebec, Ray moved to Boston and served a year in Vietnam as a Marine, struggled and overcame drug addiction, earned a pilot’s licence in Colorado and moved to Alaska, ... Read More

Pile of Bones Brass Band

Influenced by the street bands of New Orleans, the Pile of Bones Brass Band plays jazz, blues, world music, soul, funk, and R&B. With rock-steady sousaphone bass lines, groovy, street-beat drumming, greasy guitar tones, and raw, brass harmonies, the PBBB will have you partying like it’s Mardi Gras! Read More

Cary Morin & Manitoba Hal

With deft, finger style guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Cary Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. Known for his deep baritone voice and mastery of his instrument ... Read More

Steve Strongman & Charlie Jacobson

JUNO Award-winning Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bluesman Steve Strongman is a versatile talent. While the structures and progressions of blues can choke the air out of it, Strongman is a subtle shape-shifter who manages to slip that trap without betraying the music he loves. Charlie Jacobson is an old soul with ... Read More

Randy McAllister

Roustabout, maverick, spiritual, gritty, amazing, genius, wild, bad-ass, and soulful. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Texas blues and roots musician Randy McAllister. A much-revered, singer, songwriter, harmonica player, and drummer, Randy returns to The Bassment to play his unique brand of ... Read More

While Rome Burns

Happy to just fiddle away while chaos reigns, While Rome Burns is an eclectic duo with a range of musical styles including Appalachian, Celtic, New England, Quebecois, Metis, Galacian, and swing. Paul Gitlitz's fiddle compositions and Wyndham Thiessen’s sometimes tender, sometimes humorous songs are played on any number of ... Read More

Martin Janovsky Orchestra

With a first rate set list, an orchestra made up of the finest players in the province, and a bag full of priceless jokes, Martin Janovsky’s Orchestra has become a Bassment favourite. Featuring vocalists Jana Janovsky and Kathryn Schulz and instrumentalists Sheldon Corbett (sax) and Rich McFarlane (guitar), the orchestra ... Read More

BC Read Big Band

The high priest of Saskatoon blues musicians, B.C. Read has been preaching the gospel of the blues to audiences in Western Canada for over 30 years. Returning to play his traditional January gig at The Bassment, B.C. has lined up his favourite musicians to perform a night of blues classics and originals. Sponsored by Braid ... Read More