For the second in my series, I am doing something I did not expect to do, and that is write about something that is relatively new, not just to me, but to most folks. Since I consider myself a latecomer to the Blues scene, what I call my ‘discoveries’, and what would normally occupy this space, will be well known to a lot of folks.
La scène se passe il y a six ans au Festival International de blues de Tremblant. Le guitariste du Nouveau-Brunswick est sur le point de débuter sa prestation en solo dans le cadre intimiste de la Promenade Deslauriers en plein après-midi. Le soleil plombe, il doit faire 30 degrés facilement, le front ruisselant, le bougre d'homme à l'enveloppe corporelle proéminente va souffrir pendant une heure, on le voit. Les rayons UV seront sans merci même si la bise fraîche de son folk-blues combiné à cette infatigable voix de baryton sont là pour garder captif la poignée de spectateurs agglutiné au pied de l'autel.
Angel Forrest will be performing this Friday, March 11th, at the Corona Theater in Montreal as part of her CD launch for Angel’s 11 which will be released that same day. Multiple guests that appear on the CD will be present so come one, come all, as this promises to be a great show, on a day that also just happens to be Angel's birthday. For those of you not able to attend the show, it will be streamed live online at the following link:
May 2011. Steve Hill's guitar "pusher" offered to sell him a guitar: a Gibson ES225. He wanted it but he didn't have the money for it, so they worked out a trade. A solo show in Drummondville in exchange for the guitar. It was three weeks before the release of his sixth album, Whiplash Love, but he felt he had bottomed out professionally, because though he knew it was a good album, the record label wasn't getting behind it. The album wasn't going to go anywhere. There were no gigs booked.