Vancouver based guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Buie has been performing live since the age of sixteen. He has honed his skills over the last fourteen years playing throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and Japan. Along the way he has played and performed with such artists as blues legend Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, The Jeff Healey Band, John Mayall, The Powder Blues Band, Big Dave Mclean, Jimmy D. Lane, Wild T, Johnny Ferriera and Jerry Doucette. With the Release of his critically acclaimed CD “Urban Blues” his profile continues to grow. Jason's second C.D" "Live at The Blue Gator" was released in 2009. Jason did Spring and Fall European tour's in 2009 with great success.
Jason was born and raised in Victoria, BC. As an adolescent he explored the roots of American Blues along with other forms of music that spawned from it. Growing up in an artistic home, Jason had the freedom to explore his passion and talent. He would empty his pockets regularly to purchase blues recordings. He idolized such pioneers as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, The Three Kings: Freddie, Albert, and B.B., Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix and others. His love for the blues really blossomed when he witnessed Albert Collins in concert at fifteen years old. “I worked at the local grocery store and I borrowed one the older guy’s id. to get into the show. Albert was amazing; there will never be anyone like him.” From that point on Buie was hooked. Jason has taken his influences and sculpted them into a style of his own. His music remains a well-seasoned gumbo of blues, funk, rock and soul with influences that originate in the Southern States and inner cities of America. Jason’s from the heart vocals and fiery guitar work combined with a charismatic stage presence have caused listeners and critics to take notice. His passion and honesty always comes thru in his live shows.
Jason’s debut CD is “Urban Blues”. The recording reflects Jason’s love of various blues styles from uptown horn arrangements, funk, Texas shuffles. And traditional blues. The CD features some of Vancouver's finest musicians including Al Webster (Long John Baldry, Colin James, Amanda Marshall) on drums, Norm Fisher (Colin James) on Fender upright bass, and Dave Webb on piano. Three tracks feature Steve Hilliam and Derry Byrne (Little Big Band Horns) on tenor sax and trumpet. Stormin' Norman from Vancouver’s Rock 101 Sunday Blues show also lays harmonica down on one track. “Urban Blues” is on regular rotation on the affiliated satellite network. Two of Jason’s songs have also been featured on Vancouver’s crime drama TV show “Cold Squad”. “Urban Blues” has received excellent reviews and the disc offers a diverse blend guaranteed to satisfy!!