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Steve Marriner

If Steve Marriner isn't the busiest musician on the Canadian roots music scene, the multi-instrumentalist and singer best known for his recorded work and powerhouse performances with MonkeyJunk, certainly ranks near the top of the list.

Now, amongst a lot of projects and tours that have taken him through the first part of 2019, this respected, award-winning artist and performer has announced a ten-day solo swing thru Alberta and B.C..
This tour ramps up at the Westwood in Black Diamond Alberta on Thursday May 30 and winds up with multiple performances at the Pendor Harbour Blues Fest the weekend of June 8 and 9 on the heavenly Sunshine Coast.

Marriner's year began when he won Harmonica Player of the Year at the 2019 Maple Blues Awards in Toronto, for the sixth time.

A few weeks later Marriner headed west as his membership in the current Colin James Band line-up put him on a national tour that started in Victoria. Marriner's ferocious harp sound has been a perfect fit for James's current hard core blues attack and fans from coast to coast have shown their appreciation for his red-hot solos, as James gives the Toronto-resident ample room to roar.

In the midst of the James tour, Stony Plain/True North Records released the Manx Marriner Mainline album Hellbound for Heaven album that puts Marriner in the company of his long-time friend and mentor Harry Manx. Steve played guitars, drums, some keyboards and of course harmonica on the sessions and shared lead vocals and had a hand in some of the songwriting. In short order America's prestigious Downbeat Magazine handed the album a four- star review and the duo also released a playful video for the album's lead-off track Nothing.

"I'll be performing some traditional blues and cool covers on this tour. A few MonkeyJunk tunes will also find their place in the mix and I'm really looking forward to playing a lot of guitar, " says Marriner.

Given that Marriner, as a member of MonkeyJunk, has consistently sold-out multiple nights at Calgary's Ironwood, holds the merch sales record at the Edmonton Blues Festival, and last summer led one of the most memorable blues workshop jams at Salmon Arm's Roots & Blues Festival with James, Big Dave McLean and Fleetwood Mac's Rick Vito, tickets for these solo dates should be a hot commodity.

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