Saturday, January 17, 2015

CONGRATS! Area Artists Shine in Blind Lemon Radio's Top 20 List

For the Canadian Blues community, Blind Lemon Blues Radio's Annual Top 20 Album List is a highlight of the year.  In January 2015, the results of public online voting were tallied and the favourites from 2014 were unveiled.

As always, many talented Blues musicians from our area were honoured.  Hamiltonians Andre Bisson (5), Jack de Keyzer (9) and Steve Strongman (15) all make appearances on the list.  Oshweken's Joel Johnson and Downchild (with members from the Niagara and Brant regions) earned the 17th and 18th spots respectively.


Here is the full list as well as the honourable mentions
  1. The MacKenzie Blues Band: Slam! Bam!
  2. Bill Durst: Hard And Heavy
  3. Wicked Grin: Shame On Me
  4. Paul DesLauriers Band: Self Titled
  5. Andre Bisson: Bad Scene

    Links: More Andre Bisson storiesVideo above courtesy of Andre Bisson

  6. Brian Cober: Austin Wired
  7. Steve Hill: Solo Recordings Vol 2
  8. Carolyn Fe Blues Collective: Bad Taboo
  9. Jack de KeyzerVooDoo Boogie
  10. Angel Forrest: My Pleasure - Live Love
  11. 24th Street Wailers: Wicked
  12. MonkeyJunk: Tiger In Your Tank (Re-Issue)
  13. Sunday Wilde: He Digs Me
  14. Tim Bastmeyer and Jerome Tucker: Self Titled
  15. Steve Strongman: Let Me Prove It To You

    Links: More Steve Strongman storiesVideo above courtesy of Tasha Heart
  16. Johnny Cox: Thin Blue Line
  17. Joel Johnson: Blues Joose Vol. 2
  18. Downchild: Can You Hear The Music

    Links: Downchild Blues BandMore Downchild Stories, Video above courtesy of Folk Roots and Blues Music

  19. Jerome Godboo: Sanctuary City
  20. JW Jones: Belmont Boulevard
Honourable Mentions
Blast from the Past: 2013 Winners

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