Harmonica Shah - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 63

• October 12th, 2013

Harmonica Shah records "Blind Man Crying In The Middle Of Detroit" from his latest CD entitled "Havin' Nothin' Don't Bother Me".  This album also features Jack de Keyzer, Julian Fauth and Bucky Berger.

For more information, go to:  www.electrofi.com

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James Hunter - Talkin’ Blues Video Episode 62

• April 18th, 2013

James Hunter performs "One Way Love" during sound check at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.  James was battling a cold and feeling under the weather but he still agreed to do this shoot and allowed us to document this song for this podcast.  A real class act.

The James Hunter Six are James Hunter (guitar/vocals), Damian Hand (tenor sax), Lee Badau (baritone sax), Jonathan Lee (drums), Jason Wilson (bass) and Andrew Kingslow (keyboards).

The video was shot by me and Bruce Greenaway.  The Horseshoe audio was mixed by Brian McCullough and the post audio was done by Tom Funasaka.

For more information on James Hunter, go to:  www.jameshuntermusic.com

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Steve Strongman - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast - Episode 61

• January 22nd, 2013

Steve Strongman performs "The Birthday Song" at The Barn just outside of Hamilton, Ontario.

Steve Strongman received three awards at the 16th annual Maple Blues Awards held in Toronto on January 21, 2013 including Songwriter of the Year, Recording of the Year for his recent release "A Natural Fact" and Guitar Player of the Year.

For more information on Steve, go to:  http://www.stevestrongman.com

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Shakura S’Aida - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 60

• December 19th, 2012

Shakura S'Aida performs "Be My Santa" from the "Santa's Got Mojo2" CD by Electro-Fi Records.

This recording features Donna Grantis (gtr), Lance Anderson (keys), Roger Williams (bass) and Tony Rabalao (drums).

This track was recorded at Toronto West Sound.

For more information on Shakura S'Aida, go to:  www.shakurasaida.com

For more information on this song, go to:  www.electrofi.com

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Talkin' Blues!!!

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Shakura S’Aida - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 59

• November 13th, 2012

Shakura S'Aida talks about her song, "Geechee Woman".

This video was shot during the recording of Shakura S'Aida's "Time" album.  This song, "Geechee Woman"  features Shakura S'Aida (vocals), Donna Grantis (guitar), Lance Anderson (keyboards), Roger Williams (bass), Tony Robalao (drums) as well as Conor Gaines (slide guitar), Harrison Kennedy (harmonica) and the Studio 301 All-Star "Time"less choir.

Special Thanks to Corey Blackburn and Howard Ayee of Toronto West Sound (formerly Studio 301).

For more information on Shakura S'Aida, go to: www.shakurasaida.com

For more information on Electro-Fi Records, go to: www.electrofi.com

This video was created by Talkin' Blues Media Inc.

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Mel Brown - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 58

• October 7th, 2012

Mel Brown and the Homewreckers perform "Turn around and walk out that door" at Liquid in Toronto.

The Homewreckers are Mel Brown (guitar & vocals), Al Richardson (bass), Jim Bourdreau (drums)  and John Lee (keyboards).

For more information on Mel Brown, go to:  www.melbrownblues.com

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Blackburn - Talkin’ Blues Podcast Episode 57

• August 30th, 2012

Blackburn performs "Talk to Me" at the 2012 Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto.  This performance features Brooke Blackburn (gtr), Dwayne Blackburn (keys), Cory Blackburn (drums), Howard Ayee (bass) and Neil Brathwaite (sax).

For more information on Blackburn, go to:  www.myspace.com/blackburnbrothers

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John Primer - Talkin’ Blues Podcast Episode 56

• July 3rd, 2012

John Primer performs "Going Back to Mississippi" at the Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival and talks about one of the highlights in his career.

This performance features John Primer (guitar/vocals), Melvin Smith (bass), Russ Green (harmonica) and Jason Ferguson (drums).

For more information on John Primer, go to:  http://www.johnprimerblues.com.

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Enrico Crivellaro - Talkin’ Blues Podcast Episode 55

• June 5th, 2012

Enrico Crivellaro performs "Forever Free" from his latest Electro-Fi CD, "Freewheelin'" and talks about his new album, blues in Europe and his approach to playing the blues.  This performance was shot during a sound check at Hugh's Room in Toronto when Enrico performed with members of the David Rotundo Band.

This video features Enrico Crivellaro (guitar), Mike Facen (bass), James Rasmussen (keyboards), Desmond Brown (guitar) and Chuck Keeping (drums).

For more information on Enrico Crivellaro, go to:  www.enricocrivellaro.com

Special thanks to Andrew Galloway of Electro-Fi Records and Richard Carson of Hugh's Room.

Camera:  Bruce Greenaway and Mako Funasaka for Talkin' Blues Media Inc.

Post sound:  NewLostWorld

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Steve Strongman - Talkin’ Blues Podcast Episode 54

• May 8th, 2012

Steve Strongman performs "Soul Searching" from his first album.  This video was shot at The Barn just outside of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

For more information on Steve, go to:  www.stevestrongman.com

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Shakura S’Aida - Talkin’ Blues podcast episode 53

• April 2nd, 2012

Shakura S'Aida talks about her new Electro-Fi release, "Time" and performs the title track during the recording of this album.

This track features Shakura S'Aida (vocals), Donna Grantis (guitar), Lance Anderson (keyboards), Roger Williams (bass & bg vocals), Tony Rabalo (drums & bg vocals), Gavin Hope (bg vocals), Saidah Baba Talibah (bg vocals) and Troy Adams (bg vocals).

This CD was engineered, mixed and mastered by Howard Ayee and Cory Blackburn at Studio 301, Toronto.

For more information on Shakura S'aida, go to: www.shakurasaida.com or www.electrofi.com.

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Bill Johnson, Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 52

• March 13th, 2012

Bill Johnson performs "Half The Man" with the Maple Blues Band at the 2012 Maple Blues Awards in Toronto.  Maple Blues Band includes Gary Kendall (bass), Michael Fonfara (organ/piano), Teddy Leonard (guitar), Tom Bona (drums), Al Lerman (harmonica/tenor sax), Chris Whiteley (trumpet), Pat Carey (tenor sax), Chris Murphy (baritone sax).

Special thanks to Bill Johnson, Maples Blues Band, the Toronto Blues Society and Koerner Hall for allowing us to shoot this material.

Cameras:  Bruce Greenaway, Milos Trunic and Mako Funasaka

Post audio:  Tom Funasaka

For more information about Bill, go to:  www.billjohnsonblues.com

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Tommy Castro - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 51

• February 7th, 2012

Tommy Castro Band performs "Wake Up Call" at the Music Hall in London, Ontario.  This video was shot in November, 2011.

The band includes Tommy Castro (guitar/vocals), Keith Crossan (sax), Tom Poole (trumpet) Scot Southerland (bass), Tony Stead (keyboards) and Byron Cage (drums).

Special thanks to the Tommy Castro Band, Jeff Silbar, Dennis Burns at the Great Lakes Blues Society and everyone at the Music Hall in London, Ontario.

For more information on Tommy Castro, go to:  www.tommycastro.com.

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Curtis Salgado - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 50

• January 4th, 2012

Curtis Salgado talks about the Blues Foundation and performs "Clean Getaway" at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Toronto, Ontario - July 2011.

The band includes Curtis Salgado (vocals/harmonica), Franck "Paris Slim" Goldwaser (guitar), Tracy Arrington (bass), Dave Fleschner (keyboards) and Ji Tanzer (drums).

For more information, go to: http://www.curtissalgado.com

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Bill Bourne - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 49

• December 13th, 2011

Bill Bourne talks about his van being stolen and performs "Voodoo King" from the sound check at Hugh's Room in Toronto.  The performance features:

Bill Bourne - guitar/vocal
Pa Joe - lead guitar
Moses Gregg - bass
Matt Blackie - drums

For more information on Bill, go to:  www.billbourne.com

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Darrell Nulisch - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 48

• November 2nd, 2011

From the Talkin' Blues video archives - Darrell Nulisch and his band performing "Worried" which appeared on episode 20 of the Talkin' Blues series.  This performance features Darrell Nulisch (vocals), Johnny Moeller (guitar), Steve Gomes (bass), Robb Stupka (drums) and Joe Kapp (keyboards).  The original video was shot at the Silver Dollar Room in Toronto - this video contains footage from a couple of Silver Dollar shows as well as footage from the Tap Room in Buffalo and the Boston Blues Festival.

The interview with Darrell was conducted right before the Severn Records 10th anniversary show.

For more information on Darrell Nulisch, go to:  www.darrellnulisch.com

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Snooky Pryor - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 47

• September 13th, 2011

From the Talkin' Blues Video Archives - Snooky Pryor performs "Headed South" at the Blues on the East Side concert at L'il Big Horn Saloon in Cambridge, Ontario.  Performing with Snooky Pryor are Mel Brown (guitar), John Lee (keyboards), Leo Valvassori (bass) and Jimmy Boudreau (drums).  This concert took play on November 4, 2001.

This is performance is available on the Snooky Pryor "Mojo Ramble" - Live in Concert with Mel Brown and the Homewreckers CD on Electro-Fi Records.  For more information on Snooky Pryor, go to:  www.electrofi.com.

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Teeny Tucker - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 46

• August 5th, 2011

Teeny Tucker talks about her father and performs "Daughter of the Blues" at the Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival.  Featured in this performance are: Teeny Tucker - Vocals Robert Hughes - Guitar David Gastel - Harp/Keyboards Darrell Jumper _Drums Richard Kolb - Bass Mary Ashley - Background Vocals Paula Brown - Background Vocals

For more information on Teeny Tucker, go to:  www.teenytucker.com

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Treasa Levasseur at the Julian Fauth Benefit - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 45

• July 4th, 2011

Treasa Levasseur performs "Give Me Just One" at the Julian Fauth Benefit held at Hugh's Room in Toronto on June 28th, 2011.  The benefit was held to raise money for Julian Fauth who broke his shoulder in an accident a couple of months back.  The evening featured music from Donné Roberts, Paul Reddick, Treasa Levasseur, Harrison Kennedy, Blackburn, Bobby Dean Blackburn and an appearance by Julian Fauth, himself.

Featured on this performance with Treasa Levasseur are Jay Danley (guitar), James Thomson (bass), Paul Reddick (harmonica) and Andrew Austin (drums).

For more information on Treasa Levasseur, go to:  www.treasalevasseur.com

For more information on Julian Fauth, go to:  www.julianfauth.com

To make a donation to Julian, go to:  www.electrofi.com.

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Jack de Keyzer - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 44

• June 3rd, 2011

Jack de Keyzer performs "Good Things" with the Maple Blues Band at the 2011 Maple Blues Awards in Toronto.  Maple Blues Band includes Gary Kendall (bass), Michael Fonfara (organ/piano), Teddy Leonard (guitar), Tom Bona (drums), Al Lerman (harmonica/tenor sax), Chris Whiteley (trumpet), Pat Carey (tenor sax), Chris Murphy (baritone sax).

Special thanks to Jack de Keyzer, Maples Blues Band, the Toronto Blues Society and Koerner Hall for allowing us to shoot this material.

Cameras:  Bruce Greenaway, Adam Dudzinski and Mako Funasaka

Post audio:  Tom Funasaka

For more information about Jack, go to:  www.jackdekeyzer.com

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Harrison Kennedy - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 43

• April 5th, 2011

Harrison Kennedy is featured on this podcast talking about his experiences at the Blues Foundation's 2011 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee.

Special thanks to Harrison Kennedy, Jay Sieleman (Blues Foundation), Mark McClune (M6), Candice Ludlow (WKNO), Andrew Galloway (Electro-Fi Records) and everyone at the International Blues Challenge.

For more information on Harrison Kennedy, go to:  www.harrisonkennedy.ca

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Tom Lavin - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast episode 42

• March 10th, 2011

Tom Lavin (of the Powder Blues Band) performs "Hear That Guitar Ring" with the Maple Blues Band at the Maple Blues Awards on January 17th, 2011. The Maple Blues Band includes Tom Bona (drums), Teddy Leonard (guitar), Gary Kendal (bass), Michael Fonfara (organ), Al Lerman (sax), Pat Carey (sax), Chris Murphy (sax) and Chris Whiteley (trumpet).

For more information about Tom Lavin, go to:  www.powderblues.net

For more information about the Maple Blues Band, go to:  http://maplebluesrevue.com

For more information about the Maple Blues Awards, go to:  www.torontobluessociety.com

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Julian Fauth - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 41

• February 13th, 2011

Julian Fauth performs "Sorry Don't Cut No Ice" from the Electro-Fi presents Blues Piano-Rama CD.  The band features Chris Whiteley (guitar/harmonica), Bucky Berger (drums) and Victor Bateman (bass).

For more information on Julian, go to:  www.julianfauth.com

For more information on Blues Piano-Rama, go to:  www.electrofi.com.

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Johnny Max Band - Talkin’ Blues Podcast episode 40

• January 10th, 2011

Johnny Max talks about his song, "I'm in Trouble" from his latest CD, "it's a long road".  This album features Johnny Max (vocals), Vince Maccarone (drums), Wayne Deadder (bass), John Findlay (guitar) and Jesse O'Brien (keyboards).  This album also features Johnny Johnson (saxophones), Steve Crowe (trumpet), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) and Gord Myers (trombone).

To find out more about the Johnny Max Band, go to:  http://www.johnnymaxband.com.

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Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King - Talkin’ Blues episode 39

• December 9th, 2010

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King (with Coco Henderson on bass and Larry Nanny on drums) perform the title track from their latest CD, "Have Blues, Will Travel" at the Legendary El Mocambo in Toronto, Ontario.  For more information on Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, go to:  www.smokinjoekubek.com.

Special Thanks to Bruce Iglauer, Bill Giardini, Barry Edson, Gary Kendall, Bruce Greenaway, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Bnois King and everyone at the El Mocambo.

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Harmonica Shah - Talkin’Blues episode 38

• November 11th, 2010

This segment features Harmonica Shah recording his song "Every Goodbye ain't Gone" from his Electro-Fi Records album, "If all you have is a hammer, Everything looks like a nail".  Also featured in this performance are Jack de Keyzer (guitar), Julian Fauth (piano), Alec Fraser (bass) and Al Cross (drums).

For more information on Harmonica Shah, go to:  www.electrofi.com.

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Alejandra Ribera - Talkin’ Blues episode 37

• October 15th, 2010

Alejandra Ribera talks about what it's like for her to be on stage and perform in front of people and performs a brand new song, "Satellite'  which will be included in her upcoming CD.  This video was shot at the Audio Lab studio in Toronto.

For more information on Alejandra, go to:  http://www.alejandraribera.com

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Mel Brown - Talkin’ Blues Episode 36

• September 19th, 2010

Joe Louis Walker, Taj Mahal, Andrew Galloway, Steve Strongman and Buddy Guy share their memories of Mel Brown.  This episode features the title song from Mel Brown's new album, "Love, Lost and Found".  For more information on Mel Brown, go to:  http://www.melbrownblues.com or http://www.electrofi.com.

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Shakura S’aida - Talkin’Blues episode 35

• August 24th, 2010

Shakura S'aida talks about her decision to become a singer and performs "Mr. Right" at the Revival Club in Toronto, Canada.  This performance features Shakura S'aida (vocals), Donna Grantis (guitar), Lance Anderson (keyboards), Shamakah Ali (drums) and Steve Szirai (bass).

For more information on Shakura S'aida, go to:  http://www.shakurasaida.com.

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James Hunter - Talkin’Blues episode 34

• July 23rd, 2010

James Hunter performs "Don't Do Me No Favours" at a sound check during the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival.

This song features James Hunter (Guitar & Vocals), Damian Hand (Tenor Sax), Lee Badau (Baritone Sax), Jason Wilson (Double Bass), David Mason (Drums) and Kyle Koehler (Keyboards).

For more information on James Hunter, go to:  http://www.jameshuntermusic.com.

Special Thanks to James Hunter, Kimberly Guise, Pat Taylor, Anna Tom and Bruce Greenaway.

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Morgan Davis - Talkin’ Blues Episode 33

• June 30th, 2010

Morgan Davis talks about the state of Blues today and performs "Tomorrow" from his "Blues Medicine" CD.

For more information about Morgan, go to:  http://www.morgandavis.com.

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David Rotundo - Talkin’ Blues Episode 32

• June 3rd, 2010

David Rotundo talks about how he gets better as a musician and performs his song, "I'm into It" in this episode.  This video was one of the first music videos I produced for the original six episodes of the "Talkin' Blues" series.  Even though, it was shot back in 2001, I believe it properly captures the type of energy David brings to his live performances.

For more information on David Rotundo, please go to:  www.davidrotundo.com.

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Leon Redbone - Talkin’ Blues episode 31

• May 11th, 2010

Leon Redbone talks about what he most attributes to the level of success he has attained and performs "Polly Wolly Doodle" at Hugh's Room in Toronto.

For more information on Leon Redbone, go to: www.leonredbone.com

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Alejandra Ribera - Talkin’Blues episode 30

• April 12th, 2010

Alejandra Ribera performs "My Apartment" at Hugh's Room in Toronto.  Along with Alejandra Ribera (guitar, vocals), this performance also features Joel Visentin (piano), Ben McConchie (trumpet), Charles James (bass) and Robin Pirson (drums).

For more information about Alejandra Ribera, go to:  www.alejandraribera.com

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Mel Brown - Talkin’ Blues Episode 29

• March 20th, 2010

This video is presented to celebrate the life of MEL BROWN on the first anniversary of his passing (March 20,2009), an artist, Andrew Galloway and I were both fortunate enough to work with, and who through his music, friendship and generosity transformed both our lives for the better.

Andrew Galloway
Electro-Fi Records

Mako Funasaka
Talkin' Blues Media

For more information on Mel Brown, go to:  www.melbrownblues.com

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Jeff Healey Blues Band - Talkin’ Blues episode 28

• March 2nd, 2010

The Jeff Healey Blues Band performs "It's only money" during the "Mess of Blues" recording sessions.  Dave Murphy talks about how that song chosen to be included on that album and what it was like to work with Jeff.  The video features Jeff Healey (guitar, bk vocals), Dave Murphy (piano, vocals), Alec Fraser (bass, bk vocals), Dan Noordermeer (guitar, bk vocals), Al Webster (drums, bk vocals) and Holger Petersen (bk vocals).

To register your nomination for Jeff Healey to receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, please go to: http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/nomination

For more information on Jeff Healey, go to:  http://www.jeffhealey.com

For more information on Dave Murphy, go to:  http://www.davemurphyband.com

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Lil’ Dave Thompson - Talkin’ Blues episode 27

• February 15th, 2010

As a tribute to my friend, Lil' Dave Thompson, here is a video I shot during the 2005 "Got to get over you" recording session.  This video features his song, "Something Come Over Me" from that album.  This recording also features Russell Jackson (bass), John Lee (drums), Jim Boiudreau (drums) and Lil' Dave on vocals and guitar.  The album was recorded and mixed by Alec Fraser at Liquid and produced by Andrew Galloway of Electro-Fi Records.

Rest In Peace, Lil' Dave.

www.lildavethompson.com

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The Twisters & Paul Reddick at the MBAs - TB Episode 26

• February 2nd, 2010

This episode features a couple of performances from the 2010 Maple Blues Awards held at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada.  The first performance is by The Twisters and features a song called "Old Skeena" written by Brandon Isaak.  The second song is "Every Temptation" performed by Paul Reddick and the Maple Blues Band.  This song was written by Paul Reddick and Colin Linden.

Special Thanks to The Toronto Blues Society, Koerner Hall, The Twisters, Paul Reddick, Northern Blues Records, Adam Dudzinski, Bruce Greenaway, Gary Kendall and everyone in the Maple Blues Band for making this episode possible.

For more information on the Maple Blues Awards - go to www.torontobluessociety.com.  Please also check out The Twisters (www.twisters.ca) and Paul Reddick (www.paulreddick.ca).

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Julian Fauth - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast episode 25

• December 30th, 2009

Julian Fauth with Paul Reddick perform "Cobalt" from Julian's First Electro-Fi CD, "Songs of Vice and Sorrow".  This video was shot at Liquid in Toronto.  Paul Reddick appears courtesy of Northern Blues Music.

For more information on Julian, go to:  http://www.julianfauth.com.

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Monkey Junk - Talkin’ Blues Video Podcast Episode 24

• November 27th, 2009

Monkey Junk talks about the International Blues Challenge and perform "Small Time Evil" at the Silver Dollar Room in Toronto, Canada.

For more information on Monkey Junk, go to:  www.monkeyjunkband.com

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