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The Legacy Rhythm and Blues Revue
Six top musicians come together for a night of great rhythm and blues!
John Sheard / Piano –
Probably best known as music director for Stuart Mclean’s Vinyl Cafe from 1997-2016, Toronto’s John Sheard has released 8 solo piano recordings and continues to work with artists of all styles and mentor many young musicians. Since 1975, he has appeared on hundreds of recordings with artists such as Rita Macneil, Olivia Newton-John, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Dan Hill, Rita Coolidge, Mary-Margaret O’Hara, Celine Dion, Matt Andersen, Danny Michel, and many, many more. He has performed live with too many artists to count, including Rough Trade, Jackie Richardson, John McDermott, Owen Pallett, Suzie Vinnick, Dala, Jill Barber and Art Garfunkel. . more
Jack deKeyzer/ Guitar –
For 46 years or roughly a couple million miles , bluesman, guitarist, singer, song writer, Jack de Keyzer has been hitting the road, rail and air to bring his brand of guitar driven blues across Canada and around the globe. With 11 records, 1 DVD , 2 Junos and 7 Maple Blues Awards under his belt, de Keyzer delivers the goods wherever, whenever he performs. Playing over 100 shows a year, de Keyzer’s music is steeped in the Chicago blues, with a broad range of influences ranging from Detroit’s Motown, Muscle Shoals deep soul, Memphis’ rock and roll, Philadelphia’s funky soul jazz and London, England’s (where de Keyzer hails from) blues rock. more
Ken Whiteley / Guitar –
Ken Whiteley is one of Canada’s most respected “roots” musicians. Drawing on his incredibly rich background in blues, gospel and folk styles, this 7 time Juno award nominee is always a wonderful addition to any festival or concert series. He has played at virtually every major folk festival in Canada and performed and recorded with such legends as Pete Seeger, John Hammond Jr., Tom Paxton, Blind John Davis, Stan Rogers, The Campbell Brothers, Guy Davis, Raffi, Linda Tillerey & the Cultural Heritage Choir and countless others. more
Roly Platt / Harmonica – Roly Platt has enjoyed a long and musically rewarding career as both a live and studio harmonica player in the Canadian scene for the past 40 years. He has had the pleasure of touring and recording with many greats in the business, including: Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason, David Clayton-Thomas, Rita Chiarelli, Suzie Vinnick and Ronnie Hawkins.
Alan Black / Drums – Club-goers in Peterborough know that they’re in for some great music if Alan Black is in the house. For years he’s been the backbeat of the best blues, R&B and rock bands in this hip university town, notably Jackson Delta, Buzz Thompson, and Max Mouse and the Gorillas. Alan wows audiences with his ability to play drums and harmonica simultaneously and soulfully. Fans appreciate his heartfelt singing and songwriting and know that he has appeared at every major Canadian festival, been nominated for two Junos, and toured Scandinavia and the UK with the likes of Tracy Nelson and Mose Scarlett. more
Andy Pryde / Bass –
Has Performed Onstage With: Mose Scarlett, Tam White, Tom Wilson, Domonic Triano, Jeff Healey, Ronnie Hawkins, Eileen (Shania) Twain, Jackson Delta, Rick Fines, Buzz Thompson, Chris Partland, Jerome Godboo, Jack deKeyzer, George Oliver, Robbie Lane, Kirk Broadbridge, Denis Delorme, Gene Hardy, Kelly Jay, Pat Rush more