GA-20 is clearly on to something big. It’s a movement, a new revival of traditional blues. The dynamic, throwback trio strives to find the place where traditional blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll intersect. Pat Fahery (vocals/guitar), Matt Stubbs (guitar), and Tim Carman (drums) are at the forefront of a traditional blues revival skyrocketing to the top of the Billboard Blues Chart. In 2022, GA-20 was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist.
Blind Boy Paxton returns to the Saskatoon Blues Festival to play the opening set. A gifted multi-instrumentalist specializing in traditional, pre-World War II music, Paxton plays the fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, and piano. His set list includes ballads, blues tunes, banjo tunes, fiddle tunes, rags, and more.
Presented by the Saskatoon Blues Society