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B.C.'s latest project is a new studio album of original material called "Bowl of Sugar" which
received a nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award for "OUTSTANDING BLUES RECORDING" It features long-time band mates, George Tennent on Bass, Sheldon Corbett on Sax & Accordion, Tom Cunningham on Drums, Rod Saloum on Keyboards and features B.C.'s old friend "Big Dave McLean" on harp for two songs. Also contributing were Brent Longstaff (principle Tuba player from The Saskatoon Symphony), Ross Ulmer on Trombone, David Anderson on Trumpet, Sharon Matheson & Kelly Read on Vocals.
1 Believe Me
2 New Thing
3 The Job
4 Love To Keep Me Warm
5 Starts All Over Again
6 Workin On You
7 Big Car
8 Tough As She Can Be
10 Blues In Paradise
11 Long Distance
12 Two Faced Man
13 Make It Up
14 That's My Tunes
"Bowl Of Sugar"
1 Once and Awhile
2 A Blues man Has Got To Wear A Hat
3 Loves Rule Prelude
4 Love Rule
5 I've Got News For You
6 Can't Be Found
7 Prove That You Love Me
8 Louisiana Dream
9 (Get Yourself A) Garbage Man
10 Highway Shoes
11 So Glad
12 Raining & Pouring
13 Why Do Girls Do That
14 Hiding Place
15 Bowl of Sugar
About B.C. Read
B.C. Read has been performing his unique and original style of roots and blues music throughout Western Canada since the 1970’s.
He has been charted by blues DJ’s all over the world. People from Australia to Germany, Greece to Mexico have heard B.C. Read on their radios.
His music is a mix of Chicago, Delta and Texas styles of Blues over a generous helping of Folk, Rock and Country.
Comparisons have been made to The Band, Joe Cocker, John Hiatt, Slide Guitar Man Roy Rodgers as well as classic blues men like Son House and Big Bill
In the past B.C. Read and his band have backed up some of the greatest blues men of our time, including Hubert Sumlin, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Anders Osborn, Joan Baez and opened for Keb Mo, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Branch, and many, many others.
His original style of slide guitar has been praised by many of the countries great guitar players and B.C. has been asked to do many guitar work shops over the years.
B.C. is the founding President (Past) of the Saskatoon Blues Society and keeps involved with "The Blues In Schools" program, a Blues education and performance workshop available to schools throughout Saskatchewan.
"My Tunes" (1998) (Top Ten Canadian Blues Album-Real Blues)
"Live" (2002) (Featured on C.B.C. Radio's Saturday Night Blues)
"Bowl of Sugar" (2007) Nominated for WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD for "OUTSTANDING BLUES RECORDING"
Major festival appearances include:
The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
The Regina Folk Festival
The Swift Current Longest Night Festival
The Gravelbourgh Summer Solstice Festival
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
The Kelowna Jazz Festival
The Vernon Summer Festival
The Prince Albert Winter Festival
The Saskatoon, Regina & Swift Current Blues Festivals
For more information on B.C. Read visit his webpage at: www.bcread.com
Or contact him at: (306) 290-1272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org