Lex Justice

Lex Justice

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Lex Justice is musician, writer and performer. With the 2017 release of "Crazy World", he will present his 8th professional studio album to the world. As a long time fixture in the North American music scene, Justice has made a career in networking and collaborating. This album features keyboardist Roger Smith (Oakland's legendary TOWER OF POWER/JEFF BECK), guitarist Cam MacLeod (WHITE WOLF) and Greg Williamson on drums (ECONOLINE CRUSH/TUPELO HONEY/KINGDOOM). With elements of Classic Reggae, R&B, Jazz and even Rock, this album offers a style everybody can truly listen to. 

    Lex has spent years working hard and hustling in Canada and Los Angeles. He founded the rock group SUGAKANE (3 albums), fronted and wrote for Blues group JIMMY & The SLEEPERS (2 albums) and created the Industrial Metal Group KINGDOOM (2 albums), a band that included Chris Vrenna of NINE INCH NAILS and MARYLIN MANSON fame. After 5 years and many shows with KINGDOOM, he decided to return to a cultural and spiritual platform, feeling that the time to create a positive message through music is now; a return to Reggae and World Music.

    Although fusing some world music into KINGDOOM or guesting on stage with Canada's kings of reggae: BIG SUGAR, Justice has made the time to release a long overdue and anticipated Reggae album of his own that has people in the industry buzzing. A whole new show, album and band, has given this versatile artist an opportunity to share a unique, cultural, and spiritual experience with his audience. The years of living in Los Angeles inspired the title of the album and title track, alluding to experiences one can only understand by treading water within a fast industry where talent and hard work are not the factors that always breed success and 'overnight success' is reality.

  Justice has been involved in a number of groups and has worked alongside GRAMMY winners, JUNO winners and is a multiple award recipient/nominee: 5 time EMA award nominee, 3 time WCMA nominee and current member/bassist of 2 time JUNO nominated Canadian rock act ECONOLINE CRUSH. 

Bob Cook & the Barefoot Kings

Bob Cook & the Barefoot Kings

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The Barefoot Kings are an up-vibe fun band creating soul-shake-able tunes drawing upon infectious grooves from the roots-rock-and-roll of your backyard to the reggae-ska-soca-soukous-and-roll from around the world.  

Celebrating life with their own form of “music therapy” every chance they get, the band’s songs and the high-powered energy of their live show are meticulously designed to pick you up out of the gutters of life’s great bowling lane and ceremoniously transport you to the paradisiacal climes of your true inner fiesta child, baby.  

    "It's impossible not to be swept up in the carefree nature of this fresh-sounding slate of tunes. A signature style? Diversity is the key - the guys deftly weave together threads of rock, folk, and roots.  Inject a touch of reggae, and you come close to pinpointing their unmistakable sound."       

- Red Deer Express.

Wild T & the Spirit

Wild T & the Spirit

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‘A power trio from Toronto, Canada that just know how to rock! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 25 years!

The band has released 7 albums and their renditions of some Hendrix classics have left their fans aw-struck! Their brand new “Live” album (recorded in Toronto, Canada) is to be released in Dec 2015! Over the years the band has performed thousands of club and festival shows throughout Europe & North America and have shared the stage with such great acts as Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, and with world renown guitarists Joe Bonmassa, Walter Trout, Rick Derringer, Kim Mitchell, Eric Sardinas, Uli Jon Roth, and Pat Travers…to name just a few! 

Guitarist/lead vocalist Wild T is joined on stage by bassist/vocalist Guenther Kapelle and drummer Dave Langguth (Nelly Furtado, Gilby Clark, Kim Mitchell). 

‘Wild T & the Spirit’ continues to rock everywhere they go!

Bill Durst

Bill Durst

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Durstwerks Recordings announces the official arrival of Good Good Lovin, the fifth full length album from Stratford, Ontario based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and member of the Jack Richardson Hall of Fame Bill Durst. Whether as a 19 year old on his first hit record with pioneering classic Canadian rock band Thundermug or on the new Good Good Lovin tracks, Bill Durst's style is based in blues and rock played with maximum feeling and soul. Good Good Lovin is big, big fun, no-holds barred, tender-loving, kickass Canadian blues rock.

Pete Turland

Pete Turland

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Pete Turland is best known as the bassist for many rockabilly and blues bands on either side of the Atlantic ocean such as The Nervous Fellas, The Rockin' Highliners, Harpdog Brown and the Bloodhounds, and Ray Condo and his Ricochets.

The Jason Buie Band

The Jason Buie Band

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Guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Buie has performed throughout Canada, Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan. He's been touring consistently for the last 15 years at Festivals, Clubs and Events.  Along the way he has played and performed with Blues legend Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, Jeff Healey, John Mayall, Robert Cray, The Powder Blues Band as well as Canadian Rock Legends Trooper, Jerry Doucette and others. He is currently working on his 3rd C.D. This will be released spring 2017. 

The New Groovement

The New Groovement

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If The Roots had the soul of Aretha Franklin and the energy of Jamiroquai then you’d have The New Groovement. The band seamlessly blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears that is as unique as it is versatile. Punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion combine to create energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!

Little Mike & the Tornadoes

Little Mike & the Tornadoes

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This powerhouse blues and rock n’ roll band from New York City is led by singer, songwriter, producer, and harp master, Mike Markowitz. The band is well-known for its flawless, high energy blues sound, modeled after the great Chicago bands of the 50’s.

They have played nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States and Canada, some of the toughest hangouts, as well as the most sophisticated stages in the world, never straying from their course of delivering hard back alley blues and rough rock and roll. Little Mike, is a mean harmonica player who cut his teeth in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, backing up legendary Bluesmen Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. He then moved to Florida, and continued to perform and record

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch

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Based out of Dallas, TX, "Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch" is an original high-energy trio that blends jump blues, hard-hitting rock, vintage soul/r&b, and traces of 60’s country into a unique-but-familiar sound that always maintains the essence of the blues while simultaneously offering a fresh take on the genre. Jason Elmore is uncommonly seamless in his ability to tailor his performance to suit the venue and demographic, without compromising the integrity of the band’s mission, which is to give 110% with every single performance, regardless of whether it’s 2 people or 2,000.   

Having grown up with an obsession for all genres of American roots music,  Elmore is remarkable in his ability to appeal to fans of all genres of music with his virtuoso-level guitar playing, soulful and powerful old-school vocals, and keen sense of songwriting. It is common to see an artist excel at one of those three things, but Jason is uncanny in his ability to express himself with an original and unique voice as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter.   All one needs to do is watch him play live one time in order to have a good understanding of how all of these different genres of music have a common thread when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from the listener and taking them to that special place where only the music exists and the troubles of the world are temporarily put on hold.

The band recently released their 3rd full album, titled ‘Champagne Velvet’ in September 2016 on the Underworld Records label.  The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard Blues Charts, #3 on the Roots Music Report blues charts, and held the #1 chart position on the Texas music chart for 6 consecutive weeks! It is currently receiving international acclaim and airplay.  This recordis a slight change of direction from the band’s 2010 album “Upside Your Head” and 2013’s “Tell You What”, both of which featured a heavy emphasis on Texas rock and blues. ‘Champagne Velvet’ sees the band exploring their soul, blues, and country roots more in-depth than before with a sense of excitement and fire that is uncommon in the contemporary blues scene.  It is a throwback to 1950’s jump blues, rockabilly, and Memphis soul. The guitar tones are cleaner, the bass and drums interplay with more dynamics and the grooves jump like a kangaroo on a hot sidewalk. All 13 original songs flow with an abundance of melody, harmony, and clever lyrics. At the same time, there is just enough variety to quench the thirst of fans of the more rock-oriented material of past albums. ‘Champagne Velvet’ is like a road trip from Dallas to Memphis, TN with a quick stop by the West Coast on the way. It perfectly captures the essence of the band doing what they do best, which is bringing unrestrained boogie to the party. So get ready to groove with Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, baby!!  These boys can flat GET it!

the Y Brothers

the Y Brothers

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A new name, a new brand, a new beginning for Y Brothers.

Y you say? More like Y not?!

Y” is not only the first letter of the brothers Chris and Jay Yaholkoski, but ditto for drummer Celene Yohemas. Unlike the previous, but well-loved incarnation of the band (bluessmyth), Y Brothers shines a brighter spotlight on the beauty and bodaciousness of this talented trio.

Y Brothers competes where few bands can by embracing its competence with the complicated: audacious arpeggios, bombastic beats, un-rudimentary rhythms – always good for a sonic showcase. But while the crowd continues connecting with the band, Y Brothers wants to re-connect with its crowd by advancing the audience’s aural experience.

Visceral videos complement the band’s comprehensive catalog. It’s now a “standard” feature of every live show, allowing fans to embrace the essence of sound and sight. Furthermore, the band practices participation: the blues rockers share intimate anecdotes behind the intellectual innuendos in its songs.

Y Brothers celebrates meticulous musicianship, lofty lyricism and a prodigious performance. That is why fans simply love this group. And Y Brothers, now more than ever, is always ready to show them Y!

Jordan Welbourne

Jordan Welbourne

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Although learning traditional Ukrainian folk music (and instruments) at a very young age would set the stage for his talents, it would ultimately be the guitar that would become his passion. This would soon lead to the creation of Ukrainian band, Zhyto followed by a stint in Saskatoon ska band, Misterfire, becoming recognized as a reliable session musician, opera lessons at the University of Saskatchewan and eventually a position as a music educator to a studio of over 50 students. Understandably, all of these significant moments in the career of Jordan Welbourne would culminate and blend to produce his signature, self defining sound.

Taking the stage for the very first time to a crowd of 10,000 opening for Tyt I Tam at Dauphin, Manitoba’s National Ukrainian Festival; Jordan Welbourne would continue to maintain that momentum opening for notable acts such as Pop Evil, showcasing at several notable Saskatchewan festivals and events all while preparing to embark on his fourth Western Canadian tour in less than a year. 

Releasing his debut EP, Reach Out o n April 29th, 2016 and its commercially successful single, Rattlesnake Jake soon thereafter - Jordan Welbourne is now armed and ready to soldier on with his solo work. Strong material that continues to receive recognition and praise from audiences and media alike. 

While it’s no shock that the solo career of Jordan Welbourne has been a lifelong destination; it’s the music he creates that continues to forge new paths with its stark ingenuity and unforgettable craftsmanship! ~ Taron Cochrane Entertainment