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Flato Academy Theatre

Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues Band in LINDSAY ONTARIO

with special guest Miss Emily

Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues Band  in LINDSAY ONTARIO
Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues Band  in LINDSAY ONTARIO

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Flato Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St S, Lindsay, ON K9V 2L6, Canada

About the event

For over four decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. The mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b has an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Over the years the band has toured non-stop through Canada, the US and overseas, sharing their feel-good music. Their debut album, ‘Uncut’, was ignored by major labels who said there was ‘no market for the blues’. Undiscouraged, the band sent it to radio stations whose switchboards lit up with calls asking, ‘who’s that?’ After selling 30,000 copies in a few weeks, the same record labels competed to sign the band. To date Powder Blues have sold over a million records worldwide. Highlights include winning Canada’s Juno, headlining the Montreux Switzerland Jazz Festival, winning the Blues Foundation Award in Memphis, Tennessee and touring the US and Europe with legends like Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Leader, Tom Lavin wrote many of the band’s best-known songs including ‘Doin’ It Right’ (‘On the Wrong Side of Town’) and ‘Boppin With the Blues’. Born in Chicago, where he played with local bands and blues legends, Tom moved to Vancouver where he worked as studio musician, song writer, band leader, record producer and film composer.

Miss Emily has been a highlight on our stage more than once. Dynamic performer who has made many non-blues lovers come begging for more of 'those blues'. “LIVE at the Isabel” was released on October 30, 2020 to rave reviews but due to the never-ending pandemic she couldn’t promote it with a tour. So instead, Team Emily submitted it for JUNO consideration. When we shared our submission with music industry insiders, the responses were not what we expected. “You submitted a live album – that’s crazy.”

“Live albums don’t get nominated. It’s a waste of time.” Crazy? Not really.Waste of time? Definitely not.

On March 1st, 2022 Miss Emily, “LIVE at the Isabel” was nominated for the JUNO Blues Album of the Year. That sequence of events - from the Maple Blues Awards of 2020 to the 2022 JUNO Nominations - encapsulates all you need to know about Miss Emily. She specializes in overcoming insurmountable challenges and scaling metaphorical mountains. Her work ethic was forged in the foundries of Southern Ontario’s bars and nightclubs. Her resilience is a product of 20 years in an industry that can be, at best, “unfriendly” towards women. She has an innovative spirit and creative force born out of necessity, and her incomparable vocals are surpassed only by her electrifying, roof-rattling performances.”An angelic voice with just a hint of sultry devilishness. This gal is a rocket ready to take-off!”

– Rob Baker (The Tragically Hip)

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