Join us Saturday March 18th at 9pm for an up close and intimate concert! Doors open at 8pm
Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick on of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs, right alongside him and illustrating what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance.”
A six-time Maple Blues Award winner, Steve Marriner is nominated again this year in the Best Harmonica Player category, while his band MonkeyJunk is up for Entertainer of the Year and Electric Act of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards.
The Ottawa native Marriner first made his mark on the scene in 2007 with his debut solo album Going Up, followed two years later by MonkeyJunk’s first album, Tiger In Your Tank. The Maple Blues Award recognition has gone a long way to raise Marriner’s status within Canada, which led to MonkeyJunk earning a Juno Award in 2012 and becoming one of the country’s most popular live blues acts.