Brickhouse is an original band with a vision. A vision that one day ‘live’music will rule the day... again! For 17 years, fans have hummed, sung and even lived the songs that bring them back time and time again. Singer Rob Bracken invites you into the ‘kitchen’, where sights, smells and sounds are tossed on [...]

Steve Kozak

Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian Blues scene since the mid-eighties performing his up-tempo brand of working man’s blues to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians, Steve has built a reputation as one of western Canada’s premier Blues acts. This year Kozak gained national [...]

Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis

Joe’s philosophy: Play wherever they’ll listen. Whether it’s in a hot air balloon over the Swiss alps or at the Kerrville Folk festival in the hill country of Texas, or at the world fingerpicking championships in Winfield Kansas, Joe, on his faithful Martin D28, has played and people have come to listen. Simon’s philosophy: Play [...]

Jim Byrnes

Jim Byrnes was born in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. He grew up on the city’s north side. One of the neighbourhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band. As a teenager going to music clubs, he and his buddy were often the only white people in the place. “We [...]

Matt Watson

Matt is a veteran singer/songwriter from Toronto. Born and raised a true piece of Canadian bacon and proud of it. His music can satisfy a wide range of pallets, from straight Rock to sweet soul, right down to the salty blues. A high- energy live show that is sure to leave you satiated. Matt is [...]

Tim Hearsey

Arriving on the west coast from New York City, Tim made Vancouver his adopted home and quickly gained a reputation as one of the city’s rising young guitar talents. Hard work and dedication to his music have rewarded him with the friendship and respect of his peers. By day, Tim works with Vancouver’s finest studio [...]

David Vest

Although he now lives in Canada, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, near Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s [...]

John Lee Sanders

John Lee Sanders can sit in front of a piano and transport you from the everyday to a smoky New Orleans Cajun Bar, then on to a Blues Club in Chicago, and still further on to an uptown Jazz Club, all in one set. He presents a musical gumbo of boogie piano, tenor sax and a [...]

Willie MacCalder

Considered by many to be one of Canada’s finest “blues” pianists, Willie MacCalder plays and sings a wide range of Blues and R&B styles, featuring a huge repertoire of traditional blues, originals, boogie-woogie, and jazz standards. Willie’s unique, trademark style is so smooth and precise that easily challenges Johnnie Johnson for the top spot. His [...]