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Steve Marriner & Jimmy Bowskill

Steve Marriner Bio

One of Canada’s busiest artists, Steve Marriner has proven himself to be a versatile and highly skilled musician, song writer and producer. In addition to winning 9 Maple Blues Awards as a harmonica player and vocalist on his own, he has won another 10 Maple Blues, two Canadian Indie Music, 2 Junos, and 1 American Blues Music awards as one third of swamp rockers Monkey Junk.

Jimmy Bowskill Bio

Bowskill began performing at a young age, and first played on stage at the age of eleven at Jeff Healey‘s club in TorontoOntario.[2][3] “They wouldn’t let an 11-year-old inside his club, so I started busking on the side- walk outside,” Jimmy recalls in Guitar Player Magazine “Jeff heard about me, invited me in to play, and I did pretty well. I got a lot of gigs and exposure just from that one night.”[4] Healey’s bassist, Alec Fraser, provided studio time for Bowskill, and eventually he signed a deal with Ruf Records. The next year he recorded his first album, Old Soul, and performed on the main stage at the Peterborough Folk Festival.

Bowskill’s second album, Soap Bars and Dog Ears, was nominated for a Juno Award when he was fourteen years of age.[5]

In 2005 he was presented with a Maple Blues Award as “Best New Artist of the Year”.[2]

In 2010, he toured in Europe with Joe Bonamassa and Jeff Beck.[6] He also performed more locally at the Belleville Blues Festival.[7]

In 2011, he released his first live album, Jimmy Bowskill Band Live, produced by Ruf Records.[8]

In 2012, Bowskill introduced his album Back Number at the Kincardine Lighthouse Blues Festival.[9] The album was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario. He also performed at the Windsor International BluesFest[10] and at the All-Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope with the Ganaraska Sheiks.[11]

While on tour in 2009, the Jimmy Bowskill Band included Wayne Deadder on bass and Dan Neill on drums.[12] In 2012, the band members were Ian McKeown on bass and Dan Reiff on drums.[13]

In November 2015, Bowskill joined the Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs playing lead, rhythm and pedal steel guitar.[14][15]

In 2016, Blue Rodeo released their album 1000 Arms, which includes Bowskill playing on two tracks.[16][17]

By the time Blue Rodeo released their next album Many a Mile, Bowskill had become a full member of the band.[18]

On September 1, 2022, The Sheepdogs announced that Jimmy had taken a hiatus from the band.[19]

On January 12, 2023, Bowskill released Too Many Roads with Brittany Brooks.[20]