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Tyler Burgess, Al, Steve Marriner, James Rsamussen. Toronto 2018.
Al Lerman & Northern Bayou, Southside Shuffle Blues Fest, 2019.
Playing the Old Church Theatre with England's paul Hobday & Steve Payne. I love these guys!
I love this portrait done by my wife Dania, 2019.
Playing my way across the country on the VIA Rail Train, July 2018!
A workshop stage with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Western Centuries, Terry Bean, Rob Lutes @ Vancouver Island Music Fest 2018. What a treat!
Slow Burn Launch Party, Hugh's Room, 2016.
Harp players L to R, Joe Filisko, Jerome Godboo, Aaron Kazmer, Al, Roly Platt.
Maple Blues Band w John Campbelljon and Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar.
What a treat to meet & play with Jimmy D Lane. He was full of stories of the heyday of Chicago blues.
l to r: David Vest, Ross Robinson, Danny Marks, me.
Backstage at Calabogie Blues Fest with Keb Mo.
Chicken & waffles w Lance Anderson, Tim Williams, Doug Cox, David Vest & Cam Hayden.
A harp workshop with Carlos Del Junco. Fun!
With Bill Avis, long time road manager with The Band.
"Harp Attack", a showcase that featured myself along with l to r Roly Platt, Larry Kurtz and Harpdog Brown. Orangeville Blues Fest, 2015.
Playing a band gig with my former Fathead mates.
Chuck Jackson and Ken Whiteley during our encore at Hugh's Room.
Blowing the blues with Juno winner Steve Strongman.
The best... Jackie Richardson!!!!!
Maple Blues Awards 2015, Koerner Hall, Toronto. L to r: Gary Kendall, me, Pat Carey, Chris Murphy, Chris Whiteley.
Smoking big cigars with Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne, Jack DeKeyzer and Tim Williams, Hornby Island, BC, May 2014.
Staff & students, Hornby Island Blues Workshop, May 2014.
FATHEAD performing at the Maximum Blues Fest, located on the tip of the Gaspe Pennisula.
Backing Dawn Tyler watson at the 2014 Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, Toronto.
I really enjoy sitting in with the local musicians here in Havelock playing old time country music. It's a lot of fun and they are good folks.
I've travelled to gigs a lot of different ways... cars, vans,buses, planes and trains but this was a first. To traverse our flooded road, I had to load all my equipment into a canoe! I guess this is how the Voyageurs used to get to their gigs.
B.B. King and me. FATHEAD opened for him at Massey Hall, Toronto.
Me'n the missus at my CD Release party.
Orangeville Jazz & Blues Fest 2012.
FATHEAD at the Mariposa Folk Fest, 2012.
Having some fun with Shakura S'Aida at the Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, Toronto, Jan 2012. Photo courtesy of Dougal Bichan.
My first electric. It was a Winston but I stuck a Gibson sticker on it. I wasn't fooling anybody.
Hanging out with JORDAN JOHN and LANCE ANDERSON at the Hillebrand Blues Fest.
Playing in the Maple Blues Band with my good friend Gary Kendall.
Photo by Eric Thom taken at the 2012 Maple Blues Awards in Toronto. L to R: Al, Shakura S'Aida, Pat Carey, Chris Murphy, Chris Whiteley.
FATHEAD wins their second Juno for "Building Full Of Blues".
Playing solo at the Orangeville Blues Fest.
Fun times with Papa John King and Omar Tunnoch.
Backstage in BC with James Armstrong and Bucky Berger.
Squeezing in for a photo op with the great Johnny Winter, Calgary, Alberta.
My brother from another mother... FATHEAD frontman, John Mays.
Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest with Little Mack Simmons. I produced his first two albums and FATHEAD was the backing band.
Playing with Long John Baldry and Papa John King.
An EARLY promo shot, circa 1974.
Sitting in with Luther Allison. I was still in my twenties here.
FATHEAD opening for BB King at Massey Hall, Toronto.
Playing with Mel Brown and Al Cross. I love these guys!!!
Playing the chicken wing circuit circa 1985 with Mondo Combo.
FATHEAD promo shot. The best band I've ever been in!
FATHEAD backed Charlie Musselwhite @ Limestone City Blues Fest.
On tour in Greece l to r: Al Lerman, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Alec Fraser.
An eighties gig with the legendary Rufus & Carla Thomas.
Sandwiched between two drum greats: Sam Lay and Bucky Berger.
Morgan Davis and I have worked a lot together over the years. This is a magical combo!!
With Bucky Berger in the SUN studio, Memphis.
It was a thrill to have the great Tom Scott sit in with Mondo Combo back in the mid-eighties.
Suzie Vinnick is a real treasure. Her voice will make you melt.
Sitting in with my pals Willie Smith and Bob Stroger.
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues with the Hamiltones and radio host Mark Stenzler, 2019.
l to r: Al, Bob Stroger, Willie Smith, Jack DeKeyzer, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne.
Hosting the TBS harp workshop with Roly Platt, David Rotundo, and Paul Reddick.
Me 'n Mr. Mays.
Blowin' the blues...
Playing behind Colin James with the Maple Blues Band.
A duo with the great Ken Whiteley in Toronto around 1990.
L to r: Colin Linden, Alec Fraser, Al Lerman.
A festival workshop stage with the Sue Foley Band, 2019.
I love baseball. I caught a game at Camden Yards when playing nearby in Washington DC.
Duke Robillard with the Maple Blues Revue.
Sharing a laugh with the late Dutch Mason.
Playing the legendary El Mocambo with Mondo Combo back in the seventies.
Sitting in with one of my faves, Eugene Smith.
The late Fathead Newman, who we named our band after. He was gracious enough to model one of our First Class Riff-Raff beanies here.
One of my earliest bands, Ginhouse, circa 1975 at Grossman's, Toronto. We're still good friends.
Playing sax behind the great Amos Garret.
Sweet potato pancakes for breakfast in Memphis for breakfast at Elvis' fave restaurant.
An early version of MONDO COMBO posing with the Allan Cup in 1979. The Squire Hotel in Petrolia, where we were playing, sponsored the hockey team.
With GINHOUSE playing at University Of Toronto around 1973.
Late seventies in Winnipeg with Big Dave Mclean, Gord Kidder. Grant Maclean, and Mondo Combo.
Working the crowd at the Beaches Streetfest in Toronto, 2010.
Some silliness on the road with GRIZZLY BEAR, 1976 with Frank Garcia and Gary Latimer.
The road can be fun, but it's always great to come home!