Roots en Route Festival of World Music, Dance, Spoken Word, presented by Matapa in multiple venues. http://www.matapa.org/ and http://rootsenroutefest.com/new-events/
Events at Artword Artbar:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 7:30 pm. Renowned blues artist Harrison Kennedy in the intimate cafe setting of Artword Artbar. Tickets $20.00 online at http://rootsenrouteharrisonkennedy.bpt.me/
Harrison Kennedy’s album This Is From Here was awarded the 2016 Blues Album of the Year at the 45th annual JUNO Awards. This was the 6th nomination for the Hamilton based artist.
Harrison grew up in a house filled with music and famous visitors such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Lonnie Johnson. In 1969 he took a hiatus from college to become a founding member of the million selling Detroit Soul super group The Chairmen of the Board with whom he toured the world, as well as appearing on Soul Train, American Bandstand and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Since signing with Electro-Fi Records in 2007, Harrison Kennedy has released 5 internationally acclaimed albums and developed into one of the 21st century’s most insightful and original Blues singer/songwriters. The JUNO winning album This Is From Here was co-produced by keyboard ace Jesse OBrien, with Roots Guitar Master Colin Linden guesting on several tracks. It has also won the prestiwgious Academie Charles Cros in France for 2016 Blues Album of the Year. Harrison will be touring Southern Ontario in April with the dynamic Ruthie Foster, in addition to performing both solo and with his band throughout North America during the Summer Festival season. Both Harrison and Andrew Galloway of Electro-Fi Records would like to thank the Ontario Media Development Corporation for their support and assistance during the production of this album.