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Dawn Tyler Watson with Ben Racine Band

Dawn Tyler Watson

Multiple award-winning, Montreal-based Singer/Songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson has earned her place among the International Blues elite. Her fiery stage presence and soul-stirring performances have garnered her national and worldwide recognition.

With two recent Maple Blues Awards; Songwriter of the Year, and Best Album/Producer, she was also nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis for a 2020 Blues Music Award for Vocalist of the Year alongside greats like Curtis Salgado & Mavis Staples. Her latest record “Mad Love,” was awarded the 2020 JUNO award for Blues Album of the Year!

Add this to the six MBA’s she already has, the nine Quebec Lys Blues Awards, a Screaming Jay Hawkins Award for Live Performance, a Blues Blast Music Award for Female Vocalist of the year, and you’ve got a decorated and consummate performer.

Since hooking up with a 7-piece killer band fronted by award-winning

guitarist Ben Racine, Watson’s star has been on the rise. Taking home the coveted first-place prize at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2017, she’s been spinning magical moments on stage and sharing her expressive voice across four continents with shows that truly move the spirit.

With a sound that’s infused with Jazz, Soul, Rock, and Gospel, Watson pushes the boundaries of traditional Blues into a whole new dimension.

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Ben Racine Band

Over the last few years, the Ben Racine Band has been one of Montreal’s most critically acclaimed blues act. Ben, known for his exceptional vocal talent brings his soulful performances everywhere he goes.


His first record “One Of A Kind” was nominated at the Maple Blues Awards in 2013 and the recognition never stopped since…


The sound of the band originates from an incredibly tight rhythm section, screaming horns and a razor sharp telecaster guitar. A signature groove that lead them to backing-up several major blues artists like Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Andria Simone, Shakura S’Aida, Curtis Salgado, Thornetta Davis and Dawn Tyler Watson.


With Dawn, they are featured on her 2 latest album “Jawbreaker” and “Mad Love” and have been her official band for the last four years. It lead them to win the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis where Ben was crowned guitar player of the year winning the Albert King Award.


“Mad Love” has won Juno Award and Maple Blues Award for Best Blues Album in 2020