Think you know what to expect from a blues band? Think again, because the Groove Pirates are all about the unexpected. Their unique upbeat take on the blues is something you won’t hear anywhere else. Come and find out why these guys are considered the next big blues band to come out of Winnipeg. Everyone hits the dance floor when the Groove Pirates’ Bill Cooke, Gregory III Polo, Kerry Hannah, Adam McColl and Sean Rickner hit the stage!
From Toronto, 2 time Juno award winner, 7 time Maple Blues winner, 2019 Juno Nominee, and International Blues Challenge semi finalist Jack de Keyzer will be closing the blues fest.
“CT Taylor & Triple Threat is a blues band based out of Winnipeg MB and features Christopher Taylor on vocals and guitar, Vaughan Poyser on bass guitar and vocals, Doug Yuel on drums and Ken Campbell on the steel guitar. The inclusion of the steel guitar in this lineup not only gives the band a unique voice in the blues genre but also allows us the ability to moonlight in the country music genre.
Over the past year they have been working hard at building their repertoire as well as their fan base and have been picking up steam heading into this year’s festival season.”
Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Dustin Harder (Prairie Soul) is a proud, intrepid Métis singer/songwriter that fearlessly chases his dreams with songs to reflect his adventures. With strong blues roots and smooth vocals, this dusty blues outfit delivers their singer/songwriter Dustin Harder’s hard-hitting guitar rifts of blues rock in a tightly packaged live show and debut album release..
“What keeps Dustin Harder suspended above the more commonplace 12-bar dudes is his ability to create a stylish guitar tone that evokes the masterful attitude of cats like former Fleetwood Mac-er (John Mayall’s Blues Breakers)Peter Green, and that alone is a rarity." - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press
Porch Whiskey is a Familial Blues Trio consisting of a Father, Son, and Nephew formed in 2014 consisting of Rob Geworsky of Altona, MB on Rhythm Guitar and Vocals, Silas Geworsky of Altona, MB on Bass Guitar and Vocals, and Chris Geworsky of Halifax, NS on Lead Guitar and Vocals.
Porch Whiskey looks forward to bringing Altona’s Blues in the Park 2019 some of their Smooth Flowing, Soul Soothing Memphis, and Chicago Styled Blues!