MP3 Steve Strongman - Blues in Colour
Melodic, swampy, hard-driving guitar blues.
13 MP3 Songs in this album (45:25) !
Related styles: BLUES: Electric Blues, BLUES: Blues-Rock
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STEVE STRONGMAN BIO
Steve Strongman''s searing, blues soaked guitar and warm soulful vocal harmonies evokes the emotion, maturity and authenticity of classic blues themes like lost love, truth and hard times. Listening to him is guitar paradise, and it is this mastery of the instrument, along with dynamic songwriting, vocal and potent performance styles, that sets this artist apart. Having established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with, Strongman has quickly moved into the top ranks of Canadian Blues music, and is undeniably one of the most compelling young bluesmen in the scene today.
Beginning his professional career at the age of 16, playing clubs all around Southern Ontario, Strongman soon branched out touring extensively with rock, country and blues bands in venues like Opryland, Renfro Valley in Kentucky and opening for Roy Clark at his theatre in Branson Missouri. After a taste of L.A., playing with Columbia recording artist Tal Bachman, Steve chose to concentrate on his own rock band, Plasticine. With irresistible stage presence and gritty hard-driving rock & roll, Plasticine developed a devoted legion of fans and quickly garnered a record deal with the Allen Gregg venture Song Corporation. After the demise of the ill-fated Song Corp., Steve reconsidered his own musical future. Plasticine went their separate ways and Steve was opted as lead guitar player for Epic/Sony recording artist Kazzer leading to more touring of the United States, Canada as well as extensive tours in Europe. In between, he jammed out his blues solo act in venues all around Southern Ontario. But the Blues were calling louder and Strongman, drawn back to the style that first spoke to him, made a natural and resolute decision to answer.
So, twenty years later, and in a return to his roots, 2007 saw Strongman proudly presenting “Honey”, his debut blues release. This is an album that offers a seamless blend of old school and new originals that heralds the arrival of Canada’s newest Blues sensation. With nine originals on the 11 song play list, Strongman guides the feel and flow with ease and this ultra-cool musical gem is a high caliber work paving new ground with its pace changes, dynamics, atmosphere, melody, tricky riffs and mind blowing gritty greasy blues.
Through the years has shared the stage and bills with a range of musical who’s who from young rockers like Tal Bachman and Kazzer to Kim Wilson, James Harmon, Luther Tucker, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Roy Clark, Otis Clay, Jeff Healey and Watermelon Slim just to name a few. 2008 saw his mojo continue to rise, and after opening for Blues Legend Buddy Guy on his Canadian tour dates, and supporting Louisiana slide guitar legend Sonny Landreth on his only Canadian stop, this multiple Maple Blues Awards is busier than ever.
The summer saw Steve performing as special guest guitarist and singer in tribute performances with Jeff Healey''s Blues Band, and he continued delivering his own sprawling Blues/Rock hybrid across the land including performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival and Quebec’s Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival to name just a few.