A Simcoe County Jazz Society Special Event: The Ronnie Douglas Blues Band
Saturday November 24, 2-5pm at Sticky Fingers Bar and Grill!
ALL ARE WELCOME! Admission is $10 at the door for non-members, $5 for students, and children under 12 are free.
Their music has been featured nationally on CBC Radio Saturday Night Blues and APTN Rez Bluez. The group’s 2001 debut CD “Big Brother” received a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for “Best Blues Album”, and a Real Blues Magazine Award for “Best Debut Blues Album” and “Best New Blues Talent”.
Ronnie is an Ojibway from the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, has been performing in clubs and on festival stages throughout Southern Ontario since the early 1990’s.
A roots vocalist/guitarist in the blues tradition, he cites Howlin’ Wolf as a primary influence. Below is a live Howlin’ Wolf performance of “Smokestack Lightning.”
Since forming the group in the mid nineties, festival performances include the Great Canadian Blues Festival, the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Southside Shuffle, and the Orillia Spring Blues Festival, in addition to appearances on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).