Canadian Maple Blues Award nominee Shakura S’Aida (Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year) was given a blessing. The story is that she chose her name at birth and she’s been making choices ever since. ..choices that reflect her growth as a woman who has come to understand who she is, what [...]
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Imagine being a pianist. Imagine being a pianist who has accidentally fallen and broken a shoulder. Imagine not being able to play for months. Imagine finding -in the midst of all this – gratitude. Julian Fauth has done far more than imagine it – he has lived it. American Blues News spoke with Julian, who [...]
When one talks to Matt Andersen, you come to understand that he is a man who has derived his roots in Classic Rock, Celtic music, to his family, and to his community. Being from a coal mining town, his latest release, “Coal Mining Music”, pays tribute to the hard workers that heat our homes and [...]
Mike Reid is the winner of the 2011 Maple Blues Award in the category of “New Artist or Group of the Year”. Mike is known as Shrimp Daddy, a name that was suggested by a young woman at a jam. We talk to Mike on writing music, dropping the walls as a person, and leaving his audience [...]
With an impressive four nods for the Maple Blues Awards, Canada’s Fathead has already garnered 11 wins during their 20 year career. Nominations are: John Mays “Male Vocalist of the Year,” Al Lerman “Horn Player of the Year,” Omar Tunnoch “Bassist” and Bucky Beyer “Drummer of the Year.” Delivering music described as an “energetic blend of [...]