Sunday, October 03, 2010

A First Show on the Quebec Side for “The Greene Machine” at the 12th edition of Virées Blues Boréale.
Discovered by Virées Blues Boréale during the finals of the “On The Road to Memphis” competition, sponsored by the Ottawa Blues Society, in 2009 where we were judging, this young group from the Ottawa region came out a solid first in this competition; that sent them as the region’s selection at the 26th edition of the famous “Memphis International Blues Competition” in the “Group” category. They defeated 111 other groups and were selected at the Hard Rock Cafe. They were the only Canadian group to reach the finals at the legendary Orpheum Theatre.
Always on the look-out for Blues sensations, Virée Blues Boréale presents, for the first time in Quebec, the Jesse Greene Band. Probably one of the youngest veterans of the Blues scene in this region, Jessamyn, alias Jesse Greene, at only 26, has a killer-technique on the guitar and an impressive experience list with her former much acclaimed group, an afro-world beat-jokko style, as well as with the legendary canadian Bluesman, Tony D. She travelled the region to spot the best Blues, Jazz and Rock musicians and made them into the Jesse Greene Band, starring Luke Donovan on guitar, Marc Seguin on harmonica, Dan Grewal on bass, Jason Coté on drums and, for sure, the guitarist-composer with a Soul voice that Lynn Saxberg from the Ottawa Citizen proclaimed the new Blues sensation, Jessamyn Greene.
Right back from their highly succesful trip to Memphis, the Jesse Greene Band began producing their first album. The result is a new sound, but familiar at the same time, enriched with a powerful mix of contemporary, R&B, Rock and Jazz shots in out-of-time original compositions, in the purest Blues tradition. This album, launched last January, has already earned some very positive reviews from famous art critics, like the Ottawa Citizen’s Lynn Saxberg, D.D. Rocker of CKCU and the CBC’s Amanda Putz. Now YOU can come and discover this new group already at the top of the Blues charts.
The Jesse Greene Band invites you to Virée Blues Boréale, Wed., October 6/10, 8 pm, at Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, in the Old Hull sector.
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