• George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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Joe Curtis

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Promoter/Artist Joe ‘Special Agent’ Brett presents a fundraiser to benefit Daisy's Eye Cancer Fund, this coming Saturday night, March 15th at Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse in Toronto.

The cover charge for this show will be $15 at the door.

It should be noted that this show is NOT the Jeff Healey Memorial Tribute Concert that Healey’s manager/talent buyer Randy Charlton says will be happening sometime t

The 9th Annual Southside Shuffle this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 & 9 in Port Credit, Ontario, has some of the most amazing talent playing on various stages outdoors and indoors, and in blues and jazz clubs along Lakeshore Rd. It's brought to us courtesy of Shuffle founder Chuck Jackson (lead vocalist/blues harp player in the Downchild Blues Band).

Here’s the link to all the Ma

This year marks the 9th Annual Southside Shuffle Blues Festival in Port Credit, Ontario. This is also the first time blues guitar great Buddy Guy and his band appear at The Shuffle.

The Buddy Guy Blues Band will be appearing on the Main Stage outdoors at 10 p.m. this coming Saturday night, September 8th. This promises to be an outstanding show, since Buddy and his fine band, have consistently delivered up ‘<

There's a great new jazz radio station on the internet, appropriately called ‘Martini In The Morning', and originates from the Standard Radio Corporation in Sherman Oaks, CA. MITM is the musical creation of Brad 'Martini' Chambers, whose background in the music biz is decades long and extremely impressive -- as a short read of his bio on the website will quickly reveal.

MITM features lots of old t

Keyboard player/vocalist Martin Alex Aucoin, is releasing his debut CD, called So Far, on Tuesday, June 19th at 8 p.m. at jazz/blues nightclub The Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen St. East in Toronto, ON. This CD will also be Aucoin’s debut as lead vocalist.

According to Aucoin, "This is a jazz/blues kind of thing, with all original material."

Aucoin plays keys on all tracks, and sings lead vocals on all but two, which are instrumentals.



Buddy Guy

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The legendary Buddy Guy Band plays four Canadian dates this month, from April 20th to 23rd. The Buddy Guy Band includes: Buddy Guy: lead guitar and vocals; RicJazGuitarHall: rhythm and some lead guitar; Orlando Wright: electric bass; Marty Sammon: keyboards and Tim Austin: drums.


2nd Annual Mariposa Folk Festival, , Orillia, Ontario, July 1962 - A Nostalgic Look Back (from the 45th Annual Mariposa)

Reprinted from ‘Sing and String -- Canada’s Folk Song Magazine’ July 1962 edition, with permission of its author and editor, John Stricek, to friend and fellow music journalist Joe Curtis.

Mariposa Revisited

By John Stricek

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