MonkeyJunk Coming to White Rock Friday May 22nd
How good is this band? In early February MonkeyJunk, representing the Ottawa Blues Society, went down to the Blues Foundationâ€™s 25th annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis and ended up placing 3rd from over 100 entrants from 36 states and 9 countries. Wow! They don't even have a CD released yet (it will be out in April). Formed only 6 months ago this trio includes Steve Marriner (another great young Canadian blues artist - he just won the 2009 Maple Blues Award Winner for Harmonica Player of the Year) on harp, guitar and vocals, Tony D (a mainstay guitarist â€“ singer - songwriter on the Ottawa scene for decades) on guitar and vocals and Matt Sobb on drums (Jeff Healey, Kim Wilson, Daivd Gogo). Together they have over 56 years of combined experience playing LIVE and in studio - and it shows. If you like your blues "Hound Dog Taylor style" you will love this band - a mix of "swamp R&B, soul boogie and bedroom funk". They are on a month long tour through western Canada and the White Rock Blues Society is excited at the prospect of presenting them for our blues enthusiasts. Come and see them in the funky, intimate confines of The Rhumba Room and see for yourself what three talented Canadian musicians can add to the canon of blues music.