THE BLACKJACK BLUES BAND
With the current line up formed in late 2010, The Blackjack Blues Band hail from the confines of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. The line up consists of Jonny Lawrie on vocals and harmonica (plus acoustic and electric guitar), Rick Lawrie on bass, Jonny and Rick have performed at many blues venues throughout the UK over the last 10 years or so. Keeping it in the family, brothers Paul & Simon Harmer complete the line up on lead guitar and drums respectively. The Harmer Boys have played in various acts over the years, Paul in Edinburgh outfit Garner while Simon raised hell in the Juke Joint Boogie Blues Band. Drawing on many influences from as diverse a path as contemporary artists such as The Hoax to the established Blues kings such as Muddy Waters, Freddie King and Sonny Boy Williamson. It sees the band at times paying homage to the much loved Surrey blues Delta of the 60's and a nod to the chaps from the Oil City Island as well.
Canaan Cox is truly a manifestation of the phrase “hard work pays off.” With a “rules are meant to be broken” attitude, this NC bred country star has taken Nashville by storm. Having only lived in music city for little over a year, he’s made more waves in the town than even he thought were possible. “People kept saying this was a 10 year town - that lit a fire for me. It made me want to prove them wrong.” Cox is surely off to the races. His debut single “Lie” charted in the first 2 weeks on Music Row and became one of the Top 20 most added songs there.
“It’s amazing to see preparation meet opportunity,” Canaan says. “I’ve only ever had one dream and I’ve stayed focused. The key to success is progress and I simply continued to move forward.” He couldn’t be more right, seeing as he quickly released his EP and within the first day, it charted Top 50 Most Downloaded Albums on iTunes in Country Music. “Seeing your name surpass the greats is surreal, especially as an independent artist. It made me realize that it’s working and I can make, and am making, my dream a reality.”
Cox has been featured on more than 15 country publications including Whiskey Riff, The Boot, and OneCountry, and doesn’t plan on stopping. “It’s great to relish in your victories, but it’s wise not to stay there. I’m constantly thinking, ‘What’s next?’”
With the drive to keep giving his fans, #CanaanitesForLife, what they’ve help him build, he’s already working on new music, tours, and music videos. Accomplishing so much in such a little time, it’s going to be exciting to see what he does next. “I wasn’t given this dream for no reason. So y’all just sit back and watch. It’s gonna be legendary”
GED HANLEY TRIO
The Ged Hanley Trio play party covers and versions.
Event: BLACKJACK BLUES BAND, CANAAN COX, THE BREEZE, GED HANLEY TRIO
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 13:00 - 03:00
Cost: FREE B4 MIDNIGHT, £4 AFTER
Tuesday 18th June
THREE CARD TRICK, MANHATTAN
Wednesday 19th June
SM@SH, CHRIS SESAR & GILL HALLIDAY
Thursday 20th June
FI & THE FUNK ROCKERS, BABA YAGA