2018 Artist Schedule

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Alan Gerber @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Where energy, intellect and an unbridled passion for life intersect, there you’ll find the music of Alan Gerber. Possessing a rock ‘n roll swagger born from years in the musical trenches tempered by a soulful poet’s heart, Gerber has won a devoted legion of fans drawn to his cleverly crafted lyrics and engaging live performances.

Gerber has an extensive musical resume that includes working with Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and the Doors’ legendary producer Paul Rothchild, but these days he’s entered his most satisfying musical chapter yet as he recruited his son and daughter to join him. Family and music are at the core of Gerber’s life and blending the two on his new album performing with 18-year-old Hannah and 21-year-old Eli. “I’m so happy that they are on stage with me. When you look over and there’s your son and daughter, it adds something really special to it.”

Andrew B Parkhouse @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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With layers of rich tones foot tapping and bare bones Andrew brings his love for all genres of music and delivers it to you in his own unique way. From when he started on his journey 6 years ago until today he’s been constantly evolving with his original music. Andrew’s love for the blues old country and southern folk enables him to create sounds you’ve heard before but his vocals and emotion are raw and unrivaled. Touring internationally and recording in major studios he stays humble and true. Quarterfinalist in the international blues Competition in Memphis Tennessee this year Get yourself familiar with Andrew Parkhouse for he has much more to say and many years left to play. Check out his new Judgement Day Album everywhere online!

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Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes are a Toronto based Blues/R&B band, reviving some obscure and forgotten tunes by sassy ladies of the 50’s and 60’s, such as Big Maybelle, Little Sylvia, Dolly Cooper, Carmen Taylor, and Ella Johnson, as well keeping alive classics by icons like Ray Charles, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Rogers. Their dynamic stage presence and ruthless energy keeps the audiences dancing all night.

Bentroots @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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BENTROOTS is a collection of veteran musicians playing contemporary funk and blues with a New Orleans slant.

Brian Blain @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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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Can-Am Blues Band @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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James Anthony – Toronto Born, Guitar vocal USA Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Played with over 200 Music Legends.

Jack Civiletto – Guitar Vocal. USA Blues Hall of Fame Jack has opened for many national blues acts, including Matt Guitar Murphy and shared a show with B.B. King.

Bucky Berger – Drums -Montreal Juno Award 2 times.Played with hundreds of Main stage Acts includin Rough Trade, Chilliwack, David Wilcox, and Fathead.

James Rasmussen -From Ann Arbour Michigan. Played with Kim Wison and many other Music Legends from USA.

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Gary Cain Band @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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“ridiculously talented, genre-bending…a jaw-dropper”
– Blues Matters Magazine (UK)

With one foot planted firmly in the Blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else, The Gary Cain Band brings a fresh and unique musical style defined by their debut release, “Twangadelic Bluesophunk”. The album has garnered rave reviews from around the world.

In January 2018, The Gary Cain Band were semi-finalists in The Blues Foundation’s “International Blues Challenge” held in Memphis, TN (largest blues competition in the world)

In 2016 Gary placed 4th in the world in Grammy-winner Lee Ritenour’s “Six String Theory” blues guitar contest, the largest one in the world, and judged by blues-guitar greats including Joe Bonamassa & Ry Cooder.

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Glen Marais and The Mojo Train Band @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Glenn Marais band put on an amazing show with precision instrumentation, tight vocal harmonies and amazing rock, blues and funk improvisation. When the band gets cooking, they call it catching a ride on the mojo train and audiences love the improvisation and spontaneity of their shows. The band features Glenn Marais on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals, Manny DeGrandis on Bass and vocals, Jeff Saulnier on Drums and vocals, Nick Bogoeff on Saxophone and vocals, and Jesse Karwat on keyboards and vocals.

Glenn Marais is a veteran of the Canadian Music scene, whose fierce, but melodic guitar style, has been compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix. His passionate vocals and dynamic stage presence lead his tight group through a vast repertoire of originals and covers. He is a gifted songwriter with an impressive track record; co–writer of the top ten single, “Everybody wants to be like you”, by Snow, a song that he received a Juno nomination and a Socan Number One award for and that is currently the fifth most played song in the history of Canadian Radio.

• Glenn came second in the 2006 Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star Contest, with his entry, “Don’t Let Your Love Go”
• In November 2005, Glenn flew to Africa to film a video for his song, “Like a Child” that debuted on Much More Music on Jan.30th/2006 and went to number one on Much More Music’s “Clip Trip” show.
• His song, “On the Shoulders of Giants” was selected by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Foundation to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s upcoming 90th birthday.
• The band’s video for their anti-bullying song, “Say my Name” is climbing fast on You Tube with over 2 000 000 views and generating a huge buzz with it’s powerful message and incredible story.

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Jake Chisholm @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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With his creative, modern and powerful interpretations of the blues, No More Sorrow evokes vivid and shameless tales of love, lust, and lessons learned and is a testament to Jake Chisholm’s skills as an exceptional songwriter, guitar player, singer and charismatic front man.

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Pete Temple & The Conerstones @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pete recorded recorded 2 CD’s with the Douglas Watson R&B Revue. In 2007 the band received the TBS New Talent Award for, ‘Voodoo Healing’, It was a big success, and launched the band. The CD, ‘Broken Hearted Man’ came out in 2014 and was nominated for a Maple Blues Award & received extensive airplay worldwide. He has guest credits on over 6 other CD’s, among them, Pat Temple & High Lonesome Players, On stage appearances with Jeff Healy, Pat Rush, Jack DeKeyzer, Mel Brown, Chuck Jackson, Cheryl Lescom to name a few.

After Pete left The Douglas Watson Band, he joined up with Orangeville favorite, Roots Blues Artist, Mo’ Kauffey. They started a duo in Sept. 2014, called ‘Kauffey/Temple’. They were instantly sought after for Roots & Blues festivals. Pete was a perfect fit, complementing Mo’s Roots, Blues, and Country style. Unfortunately Mo’ passed away just as they finished their first recording, ‘Honey Be’. The CD has received critical acclaim with great reviews, and leaves a lasting legacy for Mo’.

Pete Temple & the Cornerstones launched their debut last year, as the final act at The Kitchener Blues Fest 2016. The band, consists of veteran guitarist Mike Macdonald, (Bayou Boys), (Macdonald/Rush), guitarist Chris Latta, (Soulstack, Douglas Watson), bassist Dr. Al Richardson, (Mel Brown & the Home Wreckers, Joel Johnson) and drummer Maciej Lukasiewicz, (Douglas Watson). A new recording is being planned, with much of the original material written by Pete. Stay tuned.

Ronnie Douglas @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Contempory Indigenous Rhythm & Blues featuring some of the finest musicians in Simcoe County, over two decades of various club and festival performances including Mariposa Folk Festival, Great Canadian Blues Festival, Southside Shuffle Festival, Orangeville Jazz and Blues Festival and Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival. Performances also featured Nationally on CBC Radios “Saturday Night Blues” program and on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network “RezBlues”.

Tamica & The Boyz @ Blues Cruise
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tamica Herod, band leader and front person for “Tamica & the Boyz”, has been a professional musician for 25+ years getting her official start with the Ruanne’s House Band and is now part of the South Georgian Bay music community. She interprets classic blues/rnb/funk/soul tunes to make them her own and aspires to translate a rootsy sound and to keepin’ the Blues alive. Tamica led the “Harbour Street Band” (2017) featuring Gerry Markman, Carl Rabinowitz, and and Dave Breckels and shared the stage with guest artists such as Chuck Jackson Jerome Godboo and Cheryl Lescom. Tamica & the Boyz” bring their energy to venues including various blues festivals in Ontario -Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival (2015/16/17) and the Collingwood Jazz and Blues at the Station (2015 & the season opener in 2016). Watch for their debut performance at the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival 2018!