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2018 Artists

In no particular order
         
 

MIP Power Trio
www.mipsmusic.com

Whether you’re craving something quirky and upbeat, the twangs of a modern minstrel, or soul-wrenching rock…whelp, the Mip Power Trio has a tune for that. Mip, through writing, arranging, and performing music her way has created something that is “unconventionally exciting to the ears.”

 

         
 

Bluenatics
bluenatics.com

Bluenatics are a TO blues band, playing an eclectic mix of classic Blues and Rock n Roll. Featuring powerful vocals, solid rhythms and electrifying solos. Danceable, toe-tapping, fun, exciting and captivating Blues and Rock n Roll from the 30's to present interpreted with smiles, heart and passion.

 

         
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Triple Funk

Triple Funk - An original act founded in the summer of 2018 by Jon Giles and Nick Mizurka. We are a new edge rock n roll band from Peel region with influences from blues, jazz and rock n roll to metal with Nick's heavy double bass and percussion to Jon's slinging leads and rhythm playing. It's toe tapping rock n roll at it's simplest.

 

         
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Erik Bleich
erikbleich.com

With experimental spirit, this Toronto-based group propels singer/songwriter Erik Bleich’s street lit lullabies & manic romps into a dynamic fusion of Eastern European folk, alt-county & chamber pop. Their kaleidoscopic whims weave chiming glockenspiel and trumpet fanfare into lush swells of accordion, violin, and percussive guitar.

 

         
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Noah Zacharin
http://www.noahsong.com/noahsite/

Noah has been called "a wonderful songwriter and performer, and stunning guitarist" (Paul Mills, Borealis Records, Producer (Stan Rogers, Oscar Peterson), a "wonderful, adventurous guitarist" (Blues Bytes), "a poet, a songwriter, a singer we have been waiting for" (Penny Lang), ), "one of the best songwriters this country has produced" (the late great Rick Fielding, recording artist, radio host) and "deserving to be mentioned in the same breath with names such as James Taylor and David Wilcox" (Minor 7th).

         
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Jay Kipps Band
http://www.jaykippsband.com

Somewhere between bluegrass and the blues, there's some nice blue surf with some spaghetti western between the waves.  That's where you will find the Jay Kipps Band's brand of honest, new-roots Americana music with killer harmonica, a funky rhythm section and tasty guitar tones. 

         
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Original Suspects
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Original Suspects is a local blues cover band.

         
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Pam White

Aussie expat Pam White plays guitar and sings mostly about herself. Her latest album, Move/Still, is a collection of folk-pop and acoustic-driven rock about the adventures of navigating the Canadian immigration system.

 

         
 

Carl Lorusso Jr.
http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Carl-Lorusso-Jr

Originally hailing from Tottenham, Ontario, Carl Lorusso has been performing regularly in Toronto for the past 9 years. He has released three studio albums, including “100 Broken Words”, recently released in March 2017. He has recently released singles "Garden of Doubt" and "Fishing with Pirates" off his yet to be released new album.

 

         
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Doug McLean
douglasmcleanmusic.com

Canadian Singer -Songwriter Douglas Eldon McLean was born in Sudbury Ontario and grew up in the small mining town of Lively. Deeply influenced by the poetry of Leonard Cohen, McLean is a songwriter in the same tradition despite his blues -rock enthusiasms. He has a long history of touring and collaboration. After a prolonged abscence from the music scene to raise his family, he returned to music in 2011 and began to to write and play shows in the Burkes Falls area.

 

         
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Rexy Spice
rexyspice.com

"I’m a lyrically driven, violently acoustic, unintentionally comic singer-songwriter. My songs are funny, angry, political, and horny–often, all at once. If Chrissie Hynde and Billy Bragg had a kid raised by Madonna and Ani DiFranco, he’d sound exactly like me. "

 

         
 

Joe Watts
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Joe Watts writes unconventional guitar tunes and sings dark vocal melodies over them. Joe's sound has been influenced by Nick Drake, Cat Power and Elliot Smith. 

   
   
 
 
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