Gatineau, February 18, 2015
A Blues and Motown Living Legend, at the 21st edition of Viree Blues Boreale
An absolute hit with every patron of Viree Blues Boreale who had the chance to discover him on his previous performances, the accomplishments of this old-stager on North America’s music scene surely make him one of the most illustrious artists to have performed on the stage of Viree Blues Boreale.
Fresh off the heels from a whirlwind US tour, JW Jones kicked off the 21st edition of the Virée Blues concert series this past Wednesday at the Petit Chicago in Gatineau.
I had supper with Angel Forrest, hugged Greg Morency, Nanette Workman poured me champagne, Guy Bélanger drank my scotch, and I had a quick chat with Steve Hill. I am the common denominator in the success of all these musicians at the Maple Blues Awards held last January 19th at the magnificent Koerner Hall in Toronto.
Guy Bélanger nous parle de ses débuts, ses influences, de Bob Walsh, et de son dernier disque, Blues Turn, enrégistré en partie à Chicago. À peine cinq heures après notre entretien avec Guy, ce dernier fût couronné Harmoniciste de l'Année au gala Maple Blues Awards à Toronto.