Traditional Blues Double Bill


Joël Fafard and Michael Jerome Browne

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GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present a fabulous double bill of traditional blues music featuring
Joël Fafard and Michael Jerome Browne.

Joël performs Southern roots and blues classics with the soul of a purist and the skill of a seasoned entertainer.

Michael performs everything from old Appalachian music to Chicago blues with captivating authenticity.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door
Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

Click here to see poster.

Joël Fafard grew up in Pense, Saskatchewan in an artistic, but not musical, family. He started playing guitar at fifteen and took lessons from celebrated Prairie musician, Jack Semple. Joël continued his studies at the well-respected Capilano College music program in North Vancouver. He then returned to the Prairies and was a mainstay of the Regina live music scene until he relocated to British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.

Joël is a phenomenal slide and finger-style guitarist. His instrumentation is accompanied by his sandpapered-sounding vocals and hilarious between-song stories. Joël launched his professional career in the mid-90's as a member of Scruj MacDuhk, the precursor of the Juno-winning, Grammy-nominated The Duhks. He later established himself as an instrumental guitarist and then as solo singer-songwriter. He has released six albums featuring original and traditional folk/blues instrumentals and songs. His most recent album, Fowl Mood, was released in January and features a collection of new songs in the Southern blues and Appalachian traditions. Over the course of his career, Joël has received numerous regional, national, and international music-award nominations.

Videos here.

Web site here.


Michael Jerome Browne was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1960 but was raised in Montreal where his music-loving parents took him to the jazz, blues and folk clubs. By the age of fourteen he was performing professionally on the vibrant folk and coffeehouse scene adding banjo, fiddle, and mandolin to his masterful command of all variety of guitars and harmonica.

Michael is an extremely talented, internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American roots music. Whether he's gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing on his gourd banjo, Michael's passion and virtuosity always shine through. Over the last thirty years Michael has released numerous critically acclaimed albums which have garnered him three Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Maple Blues Award and four Juno Award nominations. He released his latest album, Can't Keep A Good Man Down, last November. It features a compilation of traditional acoustic blues tunes.

Videos here.

Tunes here.

Web site here.