A selection of our articles about blues music in Canada.

Interview: Emily Burgess, “Are We in Love”

With her new album, “Are We in Love?,” Toronto-based blues guitarist Emily Burgess has stormed onto the scene with a vengeance. This absolutely phenomenal album is a tour de force, and if folks weren’t paying attention before, this project should… Continue Reading →

Interview: Steve Sainas, “Simple as This”

After nearly twenty years with the Vancouver band Mud Dog, blues guitarist and educator Steve Sainas has stepped out into a solo career with his latest release, “Simple as This.”  This reflective project is a wonderful collection of songs about… Continue Reading →

Take A Chance On Me: The Mississippi Kings

It was during one of the last excursions to Ontario in late 2017 that we stumbled across a ‘local music’ section within a used CD store.  Sifting through a rack of bands completely unknown to us, we saw a perfect… Continue Reading →

2017 Year-End Roundup: Favorite Jazz and Blues Albums

As our regular readers know, we most frequently focus on Canadian roots and folk music.  But we are eclectic listeners here, and we’ve started expanding our spotlight to include other genres.  Canada, after all, has a vibrant and diverse music… Continue Reading →

Interview: Petunia and the Vipers, “Lonesome Heavy and Lonesome”

I first discovered the awesome uniqueness that is Petunia and the Vipers’ music when exploring last year’s album releases from British Columbia.  Their last album, “Dead Bird on the Highway,” was a wickedly cool mix of horns, pedal steel, and… Continue Reading →