Dec 15, 2016
At 70, Brian Blain is a well-respected elder of the Canadian roots music community, mostly working behind the scenes writing, publishing and hosting his legendary blues campfire jams but still writing and recording songs with smart lyrics, unaffected vocals and a relentless groove.
|Brian Blain has guitar style that is as authentic and soulful as you will find in any blues – south, east, west or north – but his lyrics reveal a unique, contemporary point of view. His vocals do not sound like some old blues guy, yet he is an old blues guy, with 70 years of life experiences and 50 years writing and singing about them (on the same guitar!). Brian has 4 acclaimed CDs of original blues-based songs including his latest, New Folk Blues 2.0. “His easy blend of folk and blues is a running commentary on life as he sees it. He combines his sardonic wit with his soulful guitar skills and crafts it into a unique musical perspective… unpretentious and understated, yet intelligent and gently intricate” (Jazzreview.com).|
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