2013 - "Already Through The Roof "
Looking back it was an awesome 2012, receiving the London Music Award for Blues/R&B Artist of the Year and The Blues Underground’s Best Canadian Live Blues Album 2012 for the new Bill Durst Live cd ( please see
Press page ) as well as touring in Ontario, Western Canada and Quebec. I enjoyed the day with my friends from DAWGFM at the Calabogie Blues Festival near Ottawa. We toured in Western Canada in November and many thanks to Justin Burgess (drums) and Joe DeAngelis (bass) for a great tour.
2013, (Happy New Year To You), has already shot through the roof with the promise of exciting things ahead. It was an honour to play on January 20, 2013 at the Maple Blues Award's Blues Summit in Toronto. I met many Canadian Blues luminaries including Matt Minglewood, David Gogo and Holger Peterson, Derrick Andrews, I also met many extraordinary musicians in addition to the many folks who were there representing Blues Fests all across Canada. Thanks again to all who supported me and enjoyed my music at the Summit. Congrats to Steve Strongman on his much deserved Maple Blues Awards and all the other Maple Blues winners.
I just got back from the awesome Mid-Winter Blues Festival in Regina Saskatchewan on February 28. The three day tour included March 1 in Moosejaw and March 2 in Saskatoon for the mighty Saskatoon Blues Festival. Honestly, the people involved in these three Saskatchewan dates were truly first class music lovers who are seriously community minded and very nice on top of that. WOW!!! On June 22 we will play the Stratford Bluesfest in Ontario and on July 12 the Bruce County Bluesfest in Kincardine, Ontario.
I am so happy to tell you we will be playing the Dutch Mason Bluesfest on August 10 in Nova Scotia opening for Guitar Shorty!!!!! And we will be touring in Western Canada in November.
Joe DeAngelis and I are currently busy writing the next cd and plans are to record it soon. If you live in the London Ontario area come out and support the Beat The Blues Fund Raiser for Street Kids where I'll be playing on March 24 (please see
Shows page). ~ B.D.