Terry Gillespie – Bio
Terry Gillespie has sometimes been called a musical shaman, Canada’s king of roots music and even Mr. Groove — and all for good reason.
There is no showboating, no over-the-top guitar pyrotechnics. His live performances are both laid back and powerful and passionate; entertaining and captivating in a way that allows his audience to become involved as listeners — or dancers, all responding to the groove.
“Going back to the days of Ottawa’s criminally unheralded ‘Heaven’s Radio’ Terry Gillespie has been a soulful groove master. On ‘Blue Soul’ his eclectic musical taste has honed in on a distinctive highbred of intelligent material resulting in his first long awaited ‘all blues’ release.
Terry says ‘getting inside the groove is where it’s at’. Like Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale or JB Lenoir, he is a player whose comfortable voice perfectly suits his economical deep guitar grooves. Nothings wasted and nothings missing.” – Holger Petersen, CBC’s Saturday Night Blues, CKUA’s Natch’l Blues
” Terry Gillespie possesses a magic that seems to occur right in the middle of each song. It’s what causes the hairs to rise on the back of your neck.” – Richard Ludmerer, New York Blues and Jazz Society
This short Doc – pretty much tells you who he is and how he got that way: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MX2732NqQ18&t=14s
Brant Parker –Bio
Multiple award winning artist Brant Parker started his music career studying saxophone under well known Florida jazzman Jack Marek .
As a saxophonist Brant has played with such notable artists as Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy , Eddie Shaw , Phish , and Paul Anka .
In 2010 Brant was a passenger in a vehicle crash that left him unable to play saxophone.
Since 2010 Brant began The Brant Parker Blues Band running a premier blues series in Southern Ontario, and has won multiple awards including 3x “Blues Artist of the year” Niagara Music Awards , “Guitar player of the year” Hammer Blues Award and was nominated as “best new artist ” Maple Blues Awards.
As a guitarist/singer and band leader Brant has played with most of the who’s who of Canadian and American blues scene, including Jack DeKeyzer, Chuck Jackson, Cheryl Lescom, David Gogo, Steve Strongman , Terry Gillespie, Harpdog Brown , Carlos del Junco , Paul James , James Anthony , Eddie Shaw, Buddy Guy , Johnny Winter and many many more.
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