Curtis Matheson

Now here’s a fellow with that Glace Bay, Cape Breton grit and attitude. He’s the lead guitar playing on John B. Main‘s latest disc (Blues on Mainstreet) and has two of his own released as well. I’ve always been impressed with his stage energy and his gutter-snipe confidence. While I often wonder if it’s him or me, who..  Continue reading Curtis Matheson

Valley Vibrations – Release Show Samples

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The Dearlies

DealiesPagePicOh dear, where do I start? Oh my dear! I felt it singing in the distance. Then I went to the “Ides of Night Kitchen”. Awesome show. And then “they” topped it off with three singers and a guitar. Oh my Dear! The Dearlies! Continue reading The Dearlies

Cailun Campbell

CailunWarChildEverybody needs a George. I learned this from Darren Arsenault, who co-wrote the first song on my new CD. If you ain’t got no George, you ain’t got no nuttin. Once when I owned a canoe, it was a George who fixed it, and it was a George who showed me how to pluck it. But heh, I’m “Easily Distracted”… Continue reading Cailun Campbell

Brett Hepburn

AlleyCatYes, he’s the one! Imagine a fellow like this, approaching you late at night, in an alley: “Hey there…. I can make your dreams come true…. Trust me….”. Turns out he’s the father of evil the Sweet Gumbo Horn Collective. And the substances he offered were live horn harmonies, wailing brass and woodwind solos… Continue reading Brett Hepburn

Caleb Miles

If you want to know what he’s got to say for himself, check out I met him more than 10 years ago. Been hooked ever since. Guitar player, singer, drummer, producer, you name it. And a skankin’ () force behind the Valley Vibrations…. Continue reading Caleb Miles

Michael Arbou

DrumzBoss! He just called me…. “Boss”… How dare he do that! I asked him, nicely, begged, in fact, for him to work with me. He said: “We have to work on it…”. The double-you word. And we did, I’m happy to claim, work together. He does have a way with words. Last I heard from him, he called me “Boss”. I’m outraged! 🙂 Continue reading Michael Arbou

Corey McBride

CoreyAtHupStudioBoy, you need some professional help! (She said). It takes some courage to go find a therapist, you know. I did it anyways. I got me a music therapist. Saxophone player. Not a tiger-cat. A Jazz cat. From Steel Town, Ontario. He’s just now completing his music therapy studies at Acadia University. Lemmetellya: He’s yet another great source of learning: Corey McBride! Continue reading Corey McBride

Lemuel Johnson

LemuelJohnsonWhen somebody approaches you late at night, outside a bar, and “offers” you a horn section…

…and you say: “yes”….

You dunno whatcha gonna get. Continue reading Lemuel Johnson