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Loose Blues News – October 2019

Published October 1, 2019 in Loose Blues News, News

Last Hurrah of the Blues Festivals:  The Canal Bank Shuffle has a great lineup for their 18th edition and it’s the perfect way to wrap up what has been a fabulous summer of blues festivals across Ontario with fine weather, record crowds and a lot of happy blues fans. The lineup includes Matt Schofield, Toronzo Cannon, Johnny Rawls with Lance Anderson, Alexis P. Suter, Jack de Keyzer, Maurice John Vaughn with Shirley Johnson and Freddie Dixon, Jerome Godboo, Anika Chambers, Chris Antonik, Brant Parker, Al Lerman, Krista Blondin, Pappy Johns Band with Jeremy Keyes, Spencer MacKenzie, catl, Harrison Kennedy and more.  The festival takes place in Thorold October 17-20 with a kick off party, one week before Shuffle, Thurs. October10 featuring Nick Moss with Dennis Gruenling.

Walk of Fame: Bassman extraordinaire Prakash John, who has covered every musical genre in rock, blues and R&B was recognized by his home town Mississauga when he was inducted into Mississauga’s Music Walk of Fame in Port Credit Memorial Park during the Southside Shuffle. He burst onto the scene with one of Toronto’s seminal R&B bands, Mandala with Domenic Troiano and Whitey Glan and went on to play and record with Bush, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Parliament Funkadelic and a few blues bands along the way. He formed the Lincolns in 1979 and they became a fixture on the Toronto R&B scene for decades. Also inducted at the same time was Bon Jovi’s guitarist Phil X, another Mississauga native (who knew?). Inductees have their names forever engraved on granite plaques that are installed in the walking path of Port Credit Memorial Park.

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