2013 Shows and Highlights

  • January 1 - Guest with Jack de Keyzer & Jerome Godboo @ New Years Day at the Polish Hall, Brantford, ON

  • January 7 -11 -  Toronto Studio Recording for new CD - "Comin' Home" - with Jack de Keyzer; Gary Craig & others 

  • February 11 & 12 - James & Connie - Duo Show for the CWC of Thunder Bay @ Da Vinci Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

  • February 12 & 18 - Edmonton Studio Recording Sessions with Marshall Lawrence & Jessica Heine

  • February 14 - Entered "Without Reason" in CBC's Searchlight Contest - Let the Online Voting Begin!!

  • February 15 - Entered "Powerful Love" and "Unsung Heroes" - in the OCFF 'Songs from the Heart' Competition!!

  • March 13 - Cameo Appearance at 'Thunder Bay's Got Talent' Showcase @ The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON

  • April 19 - Thunder Bay Blues Society - International Blues Challenge @ The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON

  • April 19 - "Comin' Home" CD Launch @ The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON

  • May / June / July / August / September - "Comin' Home" CD launch shows in ON, AB & NWT!!

  • May 25 - Thunder Bay Musicians' Association / Federation of Musicians Showcase @Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay, ON

  • June 7 - Thunder Bay Blues Society - International Blues Challenge @ The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON

  • June 14 & 15 - Trio Performance @ Cheers the Village Pub, Thunder Bay, ON

  • June 21 - Thunder Bay Blues Society - International Blues Challenge @ The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON

  • July 3 - Summer in the Parks Concert Series @ Marina Park Mainstage, Thunder Bay, ON

  • July 20 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Private House Concert, St. Albert, AB

  • July 21 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Fandango's Saloon - Edmonton, AB

  • July 23 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - LB's Pub - St. Albert, AB

  • July 24 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Brittany's Lounge - Edmonton, AB

  • July 26 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - The Brixx Bar & Grill - Edmonton, AB

  • July 27 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Rig Pub & Grill - Edmonton, AB

  • July 28 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Fandango's Saloon - Edmonton, AB

  • July 30 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Private House Concert - Calgary, AB

  • July 31 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Swans Pub of Inglewood - Calgary, AB

  • August 2 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Early Stage Saloon - Stony Plain, AB

  • August 3 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Wildcat Cafe - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 4 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Ramble & Ride Festival / Dancing Moose Cafe - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 6 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Grand Opening Show - The Cellar Bar & Grill - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 7 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Dancing Moose Cafe - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 8 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Monkey Tree Pub - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 9 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - After 8 Pub - Yelllowknife, NT

  • August 10 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Gateway Jamboree - Enterprise, NT

  • August 12 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Hay River Learning Centre - Hay River, NT

  • August 13 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Winnie's Dene Art Gallery - Enterprise, NT

  • August 14 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Doghouse Sports Bar - Hay River, NT

  • August 15 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Hay River Legion - Hay River, NT

  • August 16 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Twist Burger Bar - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 17 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Wildcat Cafe - Yellowknife, NT

  • August 18 - "Bringing Home the Blues" CD Tour - Dancing Moose Cafe - Yellowknife, NT

  • September 6 - JB & ME Debut Performance & CD Release Party @ The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON

  • September 14 - Trio Performance @ Beaux Daddy's Canajun Grillhouse, Thunder Bay, ON

  • September 21 - Thunder Bay Blues Society's International Blues Challenge Finals @ The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON

  • September 26 - Corporate Event for Pinewood Ford @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, ON

  • October 18 - Trio Performance @ Beaux Daddy's Canajun Grillhouse, Thunder Bay, ON

  • November 9 - Quartet Performance @ Beaux Daddy's Canajun Grillhouse, Thunder Bay, ON

  • November 22 - Trio & Band Show for Canadian Mental Health Association @ Airlane Hotel, Thunder Bay, ON

  • November 29 - Trio Performance @ Cheers the Village Pub, Thunder Bay, ON

  • December 14 - Corporate Event for Grant Thornton Christmas Party @ Fort William Country Club, Thunder Bay, ON

  • December 20 - Trio Performance @ Cheers the Village Pub, Thunder Bay, ON

2013 Year End Highlights

  • April - Worldwide Release of "Comin' Home" on Blue Star Records Label via iTunes & via Indie Pool 

  • July - Warm up to Blues Fest / Summer in the Parks Concert at Marina Park Mainstage, Thunder Bay, ON

  • July & August - "Bringin' Home the Blues" CD Tour - 30 Shows in 5 Weeks - Alberta & the Northwest Territories

  • August - "Comin' Home" hits #5 in  Top 10 Canadian Blues Rock Chart by Blues Underground Network - Canada

  • October - JB & ME finish as 1st Runner Up in the Thunder Bay Blues Society's International Blues Challenge 

  • October - "Comin' Home" wins 'Best Self-Produced CD' Competition; nominated to the 2014 IBC in Memphis, TN

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

  • December - "Comin' Home" #6 in the Top 10 Canadian Blues Rock Albums of 2013 - Blues Underground Network

  • December - "Comin' Home" #13 in the Top 20 Blues Rock Albums of 2013 - Wasser-Prawda Magazine (Germany)

  • December - "Comin' Home" #15 in the Top 20 Canadian Blues Albums of 2013 - Blind Lemon Blues (Canada)

 

2012 Shows and Highlights

  • April 5 - Open for Jack de Keyzer - 2x JUNO / 7x Maple Blues Winner @ Ignight Cocktail Lounge, Brantford, ON

  • April 7 @  Hutchinson House Concert - Port Ryerse, ON

  • June 8 - 'Folk on Fridays' @ Mackenzie Lounge, Yellowknife, NT

  • June 8 - 'Live Music Fridays' @ CKLB 101.9 FM, Yellowknife, NT

  • June 8 - Relay for Life @ Yellowknife, NT 

  • June 9 - 'Live on Saturday Night' @ Mackenzie Lounge, Yellowknife, NT

  • August 2012 - 'East meets West' Northern Roots & Blues Tour with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues"

  • August 10 - 'Trails End' @ CBC North, Yellowknife, NT

  • August 11 - Gateway Jamboree Music Festival @ Enterprise Fairgrounds, Enterprise, NT

  • August 15 - Duo Blues Show with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ Mackenzie Lounge, Yellowknife, NT

  • August 16 - 19 @ South Slave Friendship Festival + Featured Performance at the 'Super Shaker' @ Fort Smith, NT

  • August 21 - Duo Blues Show with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ Winnie's Kitchen, Enterprise, NT

  • August  22 - 'Live at The Legion' with special guest - Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ Hay River, NT 

  • August 23  - Duo Blues Show with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ Le Frolic Bistro, Yellowknife, NT

  • August 24  - Duo Blues Show with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ The Top Knight, Yellowknife, NT

  • August 25 - Council for Persons with Disabilities @ Ability Cup Sailing Race, Yellowknife, NT

  • August  25 - Headliner at CIBC's 'Rock the Ribbon' Concert @ Yellowknife, NT 

  • August 28 - 'Bars n Bands' Feature Night with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ LB's Pub, St. Albert, AB

  • September 1 - 'Live at the Crown' with Marshall Lawrence - "Dr. of the Blues" @ Crown Pub, Edmonton, AB

  • December 8 - Featured Act at Grant Thornton Christmas Party @ Fort William Country Club, Thunder Bay, ON

 

2012 Year End Highlights

  • "East Meets West" Northern Roots & Blues Tour - Alberta & Northwest Territories

  • Headline Performance at CIBC's "Rock the Ribbon" Concert - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

  • Headline Performance at Grant Thornton Christmas Party - Thunder Bay, Ontario

If I Had Your Love - James Boraski (Jack de Keyzer)
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