JACK DE KEYZER AND BAND
Saturday December 13, 2014 at 8pm
From the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC, virtuoso guitarist, Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide. One of Canada's most awarded and in demand blues guitarists, he has released 9 CD's and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 180 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). Much celebrated , de Keyzer has won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010 (Blues Album of the year) and been nominated 5 times. He has won 7 Maple Blues Awards, 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition and CBC's Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band, Jack will have you rocking in your seat to his hot blues, soulful r&b and cool soul jazz. World class. Jack de Keyzer
"If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he'd be famous" Bob Dylan
"The finest blues guitarist in Canada" Jeff Healey
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10pm
Diesel Dog has been performing at festivals, fairs, events, and clubs for the past 15 years with over 1000 shows under their belt. They have a great big danceable energy; a funky intensity that always gets the crowd on their feet and into the music. Their show is full of improvisational twists and turns, anchored by one of Ontario's tightest rhythm sections.
We've been headlining or doing the late night sets at the Come Together Music Festival for the last 15 years as well as headlining the Big Rock music Festival for 4 years. Highlights for the band include opening spots for Little Feat , Col. Bruce Hampton Ret. and Johnny Winter and last summer they were invited to do 2 separate sets at Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Festival. Hard work has helped Diesel Dog develop a strong regional following and have just finished a 4th all original CD. An east coast Canadian/American tour has been booked for this summer and they are looking forward to another busy spring, summer and fall in 2014.