Chris Antonik

June 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Royal LePage Main Stage

chris antonik

Toronto-based Chris Antonik was nominated for Best New Artist in 2011 at the Maple Blues Awards after the release of his debut album, and has since become one of Canada’s most acclaimed blues artists. Blending innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar work, some critics have drawn comparisons to Eric Clapton. Canada’s Blues Underground Network named the Chris “the future of the blues,” while in 2013, Chris’ sophomore album “Better for You” was hailed by critics as “a masterpiece,” “the best Canadian blues-rock album of 2013,” and “the sound of someone taking the blues to a new place.”

Chris has performed at blues festivals across Canada, and has toured the US extensively, including playing at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. In 2016, Chris did his first UK tour, headlining the Upton Blues Festival, and On April 7, 2017, Chris releases his third record “Monarch.”