Summer 2018 is awesome!
Tremblant International Blues Festival 2018 https://blues.tremblant.ca/
Music Mountain Blues 2018 http://musicmountain.ca/shows/
Smokin' Blues fest 2018 http://www.smokinbluesfest.ca/
Road To Stanfest Songwriter's Music Camp 2018
JOHN & NEIL'S ROCK 'N' ROLL POWER-DUO A HIT WITH AUDIENCES!
John and drummer/singer Neil Robertson
are packing a two man punch following
another successful tour of Europe, plus
a series of shows in nightclubs and
festivals in Atlantic Canada. (Scroll down
for some European power-duo concert
reviews.) "We can play it all in this format:
rock 'n' roll, blues, reggae, celtic and most
all styles in between."
The idea of the stripped down format was
to offer more ease of travel and financial
flexibility to festival and concert promoters.
"But this has turned out to be a barrel of
fun!", reports John. Fans are exclaiming,
"It's hard to believe it's just two guys!"
"Where does all that sound come from?"
"But it's just the two of ya!"
Says drummer Neil, "John and I have
always built tunes around a strong groove, now with the duo we have so much room to play
off each other. I really enjoy hearing every note, every frequency. It's an eye (and ear) opening
experience and a ton of fun!"
A simple non-technical explanation of John's guitar and bass combination :
"This is NOT a new fang-dangled electronic looping kinda thing. All the music is performed
in real time. I've been playing finger-style for years. I play the bass notes on guitar with my
thumb and send a separate signal to an octave box. Octave boxes have been around since
the days of Jimi Hendrix."
"The octave box creates a separate bass signal from the bass strings
on my electric guitar. I send that signal separately to a bass amp, just like a bass player
would plug in to his/her amp. It's just that simple." This concept is nothing new. Look no
further than awesome Juno award winning artists Monkey Junk and Steve Hill!