Shrewsbury Ribs n’ Blues 2020 Lineup
8:45pm – 10:00pm
Victor Wainwright & The Train
2019 Grammy Nominee Victor Wainwright is an award winning, high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare. Hailing from Savannah Georgia and currently Memphis-based, Victor has raised the bar on honky-tonk, boogie-woogie piano playing having won the Pinetop Perkins Blues Music Award for “Piano Player of the Year” four of the last five years and along with his band – the Train – won the 2016 Blues Music Award for “BB King Entertainer of the Year” and “Band of the Year”. Victor’s latest album – the Grammy nominated album “Victor Wainwright & the Train” – debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues/Roots charts and was the #1 played contemporary blues album of the year. We welcome Victor as one of the most decorated and sought after performers currently on the Blues /Roots scene.
7:00pm – 8:15pm
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Samantha Martin is a dynamic front woman with a stunning voice – a torrid force of nature that night after night takes her audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power. In combination with what she likes to term her co-vocalists, Sherie Marshall and Mwansa, the vocal blends that Delta Sugar produces is pure magic. Samantha’s latest album “Run To Me” has been nominated for four Maple Blues Awards. This 7-piece band is sure to melt your soul!
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Bill Durst, always an audience favourite, is a Canadian Icon. He has released 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill is also a founding member of the legendary band Thundermug. The Jack Richardson Hall of Famer has opened for Aerosmith, Rush, BTO, Yardbirds, Johnny Winter, Burton Cummings, George Thorogood, Bad Company and many more. Bill has toured across North American and Europe and currently tours across Canada.
4:15pm – 5:15pm
Ginger St. James
With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence and a repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues, Ginger St. James stands out as one of Canada’s most exciting performers. Following the tradition of country songbirds like Loretta Lynn, Ginger writes and sings music from real experience; growing up on the family farm, being broke, having fun, and love gone wrong. Her early life in Binbrook, Ontario was heavily influenced by American southern culture, listening to country radio in the barn. With a mix of blues, rockabilly and a big dose of country, this gal proves that she is more HEE HAW than Happy Days.
2:55pm – 3:55pm
The Moondog Howlers aren’t out to change the rules of blues but they sure like to bend them. An unabashed Rock/Blues band, they mold rock/funk/soul into an energetic package that creates a sound uniquely their own. The Howlers have recently released their second album “Misbehavin’” , to go along with their 2017 self-titled release. With the Howlers, you can expect a dynamic, energetic and entertaining show – as Kevin Herron (Jazz & Blues in the Village-Sarnia) puts it “the Moondog Howlers are a high-energy, rock-blues band that can ignite a crowd!”
2:00pm – 2:40pm
It was the study of Chicago, Texas and Hill Country blues that shaped the playing and writing styles of No Bones. This duo is comprised of Danny Bratz (harmonica/vocals) whose precision of the instrument includes the elusive high register along with Warren Cinquina (guitar) whose mastery of an eight string guitar allows him to play both the guitar and bass parts simultaneously. Add in some foot tapping percussion and this duo is more reminiscent of a full band – completing an experience that NoBones describes as “Blues with an attitude”