Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Final Performer of the Week: Harrison Kennedy

To finish up our series of Performers of the Week, we have decided to end it off with a legend, Harrison Kennedy.

This local bluesman started his musical career with the million-selling pop/soul group, the Chairmen of the Board in the late 60s. Harrison was with the band when they recorded their huge hit, Give Me Just a Little More Time.

When he went solo, Harrison changed his style from soul to blues. There's still a major element of soul in his music but now it's mixed in with Harrison's amazing country blues sound.

He released his first solo CD, Sweet Taste in 2003 and now has 3 other discs as well, including the recent smash, One Dog Barking.

His wonderful work has been nominated for Junos, Maple Blues Awards, and Hamilton Music Awards (he has won an HMA).

Links: His Site - Stream One of His Concerts From the CBC Site - More Harrison Kennedy Stories

A message from the blogger:

Originally, the Performer of the Week series was started as a way to showcase artists that hadn't had much exposure on the blog.

Since then, the amount of live performance videos have increased and the number of artists getting noticed has gotten bigger as well.

I have decided to concentrate more on the live performances from now on.

Click here to check out all our past Performers of the Week

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