Arts and Culture
Music Fans Look Forward to the Ninth Annual Heartwood Blues
Kitchener Heartwood Place, a well respected provider of affordable housing in the Region, has a great track record for presenting exceptional musical events. They will be hosting the Ninth Annual Heartwood Blues on March 26 at the Newfoundland Club in Cambridge.
The line up includes Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals who released their debut album, “Tattoo Black” to rave reviews and can be heard from coast to coast on commercial radio and The Galaxie Radio Network. They are garnering nominations and accolades including the 2009 Maple Blues Award and are a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian Blues music scene.
Bill Durst is an audience favourite and has been compared to the very best guitar players/singers/entertainers anywhere in the world. He has written and recorded over 100 songs on ten albums including 7 charted Canadian radio hits. Bill’s live performance is pure showmanship and the audience is always left wanting more.
The headliner, Paul James, is well known to all Blues fans. Having just celebrated his 60th birthday, James is a multi-Juno and Toronto Music Award Winner who has played with the likes of Bob Dylan, Bo Diddley, and Spencer Davis to name just a few. His talents as a guitarist, vocalist, band leader, stage acrobatic, and songwriter have allowed James to produce the music he loves for over three decades. This is a show not to be missed.
2009 Maple Blues Award winning group - Daddy Long Legs, a local band whose direction is definite and true, rounds out the evening. Originally formed as a session band, they have evolved to bring their own brand of original blues, blues covers and classic rock tunes to the forefront. When Daddy Long Legs performs, make sure you are holding on to something!