Brian Blain & Larry Kurtz

When:
June 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
2018-06-01T12:00:00-04:00
2018-06-01T12:15:00-04:00
Where:
TD Bank - Orangeville Mall

brian blain & larry kurtz

Brian Blain

Now celebrating 50 years as a recording artist, BRIAN BLAIN is a major figure on the Toronto blues scene, both on stage and behind the scenes. Originally from the hills of Quebec’s Eastern Townships, he has produced 4 CDs and played with such blues luminaries as Hubert Sumlin and Long John Baldry and toured Europe three times, the last time backing Baldry’s long time collaborator, Kathi MacDonald. He is well-known in Toronto for his “Campfire” jams, which have attracted a who’s-who of blues players over the years, and his unique brand of slow-cooked, solid-groove folk blues – soulful, thoughtful and always entertaining.

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Larry Kurtz

Larry Kurtz grew up singing in the church. He started playing harmonica at the age of 15 after hearing Little Walter on the radio. He is a solo artist with his band the Lawbreakers and co-front man in the award winning band Trouble & Strife. They were voted Favourite Blues Band in the Canadian Independant Music Awards and nominated New Artist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards. Larry is the founder & Artistic Director of The Orangeville Blues Festival. In 2016 he was named Blues Booster of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto.

Larry has play hundreds of shows , events and Festivals including The Southside Shuffle, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival, Canal Bank Shuffle, Lighthouse Blues Festival, Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, Collingwood Jazz Festival, Blues at Blue Mountain, and Orangeville Rib Fest.

Over the years Larry has opened for or performed with numerous artists including James Cotton, Lee Oskar, Muddy Waters drummer, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Texas Blues Legend WC Clark, Jeff Healy’s Blues Band, Downchild, Jack DeKeyzer, Fathead, David Gogo and may others.

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