Comin' Home - James Boraski
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Sensitive Kind - James Boraski (JJ Cale)
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Without Reason - James Boraski
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THE BAND

James Boraski - Lead Vocals & Guitars
Cale Wilson - Lead Guitar

Brad Rusnak - Keyboards & Vocals

Bob Stewart - Saxophone

Mike Carson - Bass & Vocals

Tyler Manning - Drums

Alternates:  

Connie Boraski - Vocals & Percussion 

Calum Robertson / Bobby Baggs - Lead Guitar

Peter Gleeson - Keyboards

Jerry DePiero - Harmonica & Vocals

Vic Dupuis - Sax

Tom Boshcoff  /  Greg Nutt - Bass

Joe Riccio  /  Dana Cross - Drums

 

THE MUSIC

"Songs with a fresh & progressive style... original music influenced by a stylish, strong, but unpredictable collision of blues infused roots & rock."

 

GENRES
Roots Blues / Rock Blues

Traditional Blues / Rock & Roll

 

RECORD LABEL

Blue Star Records / Independent

 

STUDIOS

Canterbury Music - Toronto, ON 

HayWired Audio - Hay River, NT

 

DISCOGRAPHY
Comin' Home - 2013 

NVR2L8 (Never Too Late) - 2009

 

CONTACT & BOOKING INFO
james_boraski@live.ca 

Telephone (807) 355-3996

 

CD's & DIGITAL MUSIC AVAILABLE AT
IndiePool / iTunes 

james_boraski@live.ca 

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 UPCOMING & RECENT PERFORMANCES

  • For a list of ALL 2019 shows, check out the Shows 2018-19 Button (above)

  • November 2 - James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution - Retirement Party @ Cheer's the Village Pub - Thunder Bay, ON - 8:00 to 11:30 pm

  • November 7 - James Boraski Duo - Ladies Night Gala Fundraiser @ Vanderwees Garden Centre - Thunder Bay, ON - 5:00 to 9:00 pm

  • November 9 - James Boraski Trio ft. Brad Rusnak & Calum Robertson @ Polish Veterans Legion Br. 149 - Thunder Bay, ON - 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

  • November 14 - James Boraski & Brad Rusnak - Arts & Heritage Awards Party - Red Lion Smokehouse - Thunder Bay, ON - 10:00 to 11:15 pm

  • November 16 - James Boraski Duo with Brad Rusnak @ Crystal Beach Lakeshore Bistro - Shuniah, ON - 5:00 to 8:00 pm

  • November 30 - James Boraski Trio - Private Corporate Chritstmas Party @ Vanderwees Gardens - Thunder Bay, ON - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

  • December 7 - James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution - 'Blues Night - Live at the Five' @ Branch 5 Legion - Thunder Bay, ON - 7:30 to 11:00 pm

  • December 11 - James Boraski Duo with Brad Rusnak - Private Corporate Event - Thunder Bay, ON - 7:15 to 8:30 pm

  • December 14 - James Boraski Duo with Brad Rusnak @ Crystal Beach Lakeshore Bistro - Shuniah, ON - 5:00 to 8:00 pm

  • December 21 - James Boraski Trio ft. Brad Rusnak @ Polish Veterans Legion Br. 149 - Thunder Bay, ON - 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

  • December 31 - James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution - New Years Eve Party @ Polish Veterans Legion Br. 149 - Thunder Bay, ON - 9 pm to 1 am

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 BACKGROUND & HISTORY

  • Since moving to Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, highlights include performances at the: International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennesse; The Thunder Bay Blues Festival; The Lighthouse Blues Festival; Live from the Rock Music Festival; Sault Ste. Marie's "Blues Nights" at the Water Tower Inn; Live on the Waterfront Music Festival; The Canadian Federation of Music Showcase; Summer in the Parks Music Festival; Thunder Bay Community Auditorium; The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition; The Thunder Bay Rib Fest; Fort William Historical Park; Sunday in the Parks Concert Series; The Wawa Music Festival; Canada Day @ Fort William Historical Park; and as part of a stellar 2014-15 concert lineup in southern Ontario at The Mary Webb Centre.

  • Prior to the Thunder Bay relocation, James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution were a fixture in the Northwest Territories music scene performing at clubs, concerts and music festivals across the North including the:  Inuvik Petroleum Show; Great Northern Arts Festival; End of the Road Music Festival; South Slave Friendship Fest; Gateway Jamboree; Yellowknife Sings @ NACC; Festival of Trees; Folk on the Rocks Endless Summer; etc.  The band was also selected to perform at the EKATI Diamond Mine in 2010; and in 2011 & 2012, the band opened for 2x Juno & 7x Maple Blues Award winner Jack de Keyzer. 

 

 2013 - 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Featured Performance at Thunder Bay Blues Festival @ Marina Park / Prince Arthurs Landing - Thunder Bay, ON - July 7, 2019

  • Featured Performance at Thunder Bay Blues Society's 'Blues House Party' @ Branch 5 Legion - Thunder Bay, ON - March 30, 2019

  • Headline Performance @ Beaux Daddy's French Quarter Steak & Seafood Restaurant - New Year's Eve - Thunder Bay, ON - December 31, 2018

  • Featured Performance at the BrewHa Craft Beer Festival in Thunder Bay, ON - August 11, 2018

  • Featured Performance at the Lighthouse Blues Festival in Kincardine, ON - July 14, 2018

  • Featured Performance at the "Monarchs & Music / Butterflies &Blues" Concert in Haliburton, ON - July 15, 2018 

  • Featured Performances at the Wawa Music Festival in Wawa, ON - June 30, 2018

  • "Clockin' the Miles Blues Tour" 1 - 4 Days / 4 Cities / 4 Shows:  Rossport, SS Marie, Wawa & Neebing, ON - June 28 to July 1, 2018 

  • "Clockin' the Miles Blues Tour" 2 - 6 Days / 6 Cities / 6 Shows:  Shuniah, SS Marie, Lavigne, Kincardine, Haliburton & Terrace Bay, ON -  July 11 to 17, 2018

  • Headline Performance @ Beaux Daddy's French Quarter Steak & Seafood Restaurant - New Year's Eve - Thunder Bay, ON - December 31, 2017

  • Headline Performance @ 2017 Live on the Waterfront Concert - Marina Park - Thunder Bay, ON - August 23, 2017

  • Headline Performance @ Live from the Rock Blues & Folk Music Festival - Red Rock, ON - August 11 - 13, 2017

  • Headline Performance @ Beaux Daddy's French Quarter Steak & Seafood Restaurant - New Year's Eve - Thunder Bay, ON - December 31, 2016

  • Headline Performance @ 2016 Live on the Waterfront "Blues Night" Concert - Marina Park - Thunder Bay, ON - August 10, 2016

  • James Boraski Trio selected as the Opening Act for Canada Day Celebrations at Fort William Historical Park - Thunder Bay, ON - July 1, 2016

  • Nominated for 2015 Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Award for Performing Arts - March 2016

  • Opening Act @ 2016 Thunder Bay Blues Fest - featuring: Colin James; Jack de Keyzer; Downchild; Steve Hill; Serena Ryder and Burton Cummings 

  • Headline Performance @ Beaux Daddy's French Quarter Steak & Seafood Restaurant - New Year's Eve - Thunder Bay, ON - December 31, 2015

  • Headline Performance @ The Canadian Mental Health Association's "Camo Formal" Event in Thunder Bay, ON - September 12, 2015

  • Headline Performances @ Summer in the Parks Music Festival at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, ON - July 8 and August 26, 2015

  • Featured Performance @ The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition's 125th Anniversary in Thunder Bay, ON - June 20, 2015

  • Northern Ontario Regional Finalist - Top 220 Bands in Canada - 2015 CBC Searchlight Contest - May 2015

  • James Boraski / James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution inducted into the American Heritage Blues Hall of Fame - USA - February 2015

  • Quarter Finalist @ 31st Annual International Blues Challenge (Solo/Duo) - Memphis, TN - January 20 -24, 2015

  • Headline Performance @ Fort William Historical Park - New Year's Eve - Thunder Bay, ON - December 31, 2014

  • Headline Performance @ The Mary Webb Centre in Highgate, ON - November 22, 2014

  • Headline Performance @ The Waterfront District Rib Fest in Thunder Bay, ON - August 23, 2014

  • Headline Performance @ The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition in Thunder Bay, ON - August 6, 2014

  • Featured Performance @ Summer in the Parks Music Festival at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, ON - July 30, 2014

  • Opening Act @ 2014 Thunder Bay Blues Fest - featuring: Steve Hill; Shakura S'Aida; Serena Ryder; Jimmie Vaughan; and Melissa Etheridge

  • "Comin' Home" represents Thunder Bay Blues Society at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in the Top 75 "Best Self-Produced CD"- Memphis, TN

  • "Comin' Home" finishes #6 in the Top 10 Canadian Blues Rock Albums of 2013 issued by the Blues Underground Network (Canada)

  • "Comin' Home" nominated for a "Jimi Award" for 2013 International Release of the Year by Blues411 (USA)

  • "Comin' Home" finishes #13 in the Top 20 Blues Rock Albums of 2013 issued by Wasser-Prawda Music & Culture Magazine (Germany)

  • "Comin' Home" finishes #15 in the Top 20 Blues Albums of 2013 issued by Blind Lemon Blues (Canada)

  • "Comin' Home" wins Thunder Bay Blues Society's "Best Self-Produced CD" category - competed at 2014 International Blues Challenge - Memphis, TN

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