The Cameron House , 408 Queen st. west Toronto
in the Front room.
The gig starts at 10:00 p.m.
Gigs are piling up for Sept 2014 Euro Tour with Paul Reddick featuring Guitar Ray and the Gamblers !
info and bookings at : http://www.bluebridge-network.com/
Just back from a great, beautiful and successful tour of Canada, and now off to Bella Italia to visit and play with Guitar Ray + The Gamblers ( www.rayscona.com/?lang=en ) to celebrate the coming release of their CD “Photograph” which I helped produce back in April. They are a fantastic band and molto buoni amici miei. I will be back in mid October for two great fest gigs and will be preparing for a bunch of great Ontario gigs including a frenzidency at the Cameron House in Toronto on Wednesdays starting Nov 13 at 10 p.m. I will be doing some gigs with Lee Harvey Osmond across Ontario as well . Looking forward to the new CD by my good friends – Ottawa’s Monkeyjunk, http://monkeyjunkband.com … I wrote the lyrics for a couple of their new tunes on there , Rockin ! I am going to be gigging very much over the winter and updating my site tour dates….and writing these notes and the journal “The Travels of Wishbone” as I go…See you out there,
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CANADA’S PAUL REDDICK EARNS #3 SLOT ON
MOJO MAGAZINE’S LIST OF BEST BLUES ALBUMS,
EARNS WINTER AIRPLAY ON NPR, AND GETS A
NOD FROM SCOTLAND’S TOP MYSTERY WRITER
Paul Reddick calls Toronto home, but his reputation seems be spreading internationally. The harmonica player, bandleader and songwriter described his most recent CD, Wishbone, as “a soundtrack for dancing and sex.”
Now, the January issue of Mojo, Britain’s leading music magazine, listed the CD in the #3 spot on its annual list of the Top 10 blues records of 2012. Others on the list included a new release from B.B. King (#8) and a reissue by Howlin’ Wolf (#7).
Meanwhile, “Pinegum,” a track is from Reddick’s 2001 album, Rattlebag, was chosen one of five “blues songs that feel the mid-winter chill” — and recommended by the National Public Radio network in the U.S.
Reddick’s song was aired alongside Blind Willie McTell’s “Cold Winter Day,” Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Nine Below Zero,” Muddy Waters’ “Cold Weather Blues” and “St. Paul Wintertime Blues” by the Cash Box Kings
Writer NicK Morrison warned: “In this song, Canadian bluesman Paul Reddick gives us a slightly lighter take on winter weather. Slightly. His words are somewhat enigmatic, but it sounds as if his nighttime walk in the winter woods starts to get a bit strange after a while.”
And those accolades weren’t enough, Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin, a longtime Reddick fan, tweeted thousands of his fans: “Wishbone is terrific!”
OK, Paul Reddick, so what is the blues?
Reddick, nominated for no less than five Maple Blues Awards, was asked “What is the blues?” on a recent CBC Radio interview. He commented later:
“The question was a little general — sort of like being asked ‘What is God?’ It’s easier to answer more specific questions on radio; I prefer things like ‘What time is it?’
“Anyway, I didn’t answer very well, so perhaps this: The Blues will always provide a soundtrack, a language, an endless landscape. It offers an unlimited means to express, explore and experience every thing and every question that matters most.
“It can be the heart singing its deepest song.
- CBC Radio One, Fresh Air
January 20, 2013: CBC’s Fresh Air – A Blues Duo
Fresh Air’s Mary Ito talked with Maples Blues Awards-nominated musicians Shakura S’Aida and Paul Reddick.