The Blue Lane - Blind Release Party - Feat. Morgan Davis & Bill Stevenson

posted by The Blue Lane on Tuesday August 8

The Blue Lane has a hot night cooking for everyone on Friday, August 25th! Join The Blue Lane for their “Blind” EP release party at The Carleton Music Bar & Grill.
This evening of entertainment will be featuring award winning musicians Bill Stevenson (East Coast Music Award for Jazz Album of The Year), Morgan Davis (Juno for Blues Album of the Year) and the zany genre-defying band The Blue Lane. 
The “Blind” EP features singles: “Annie," “In The Groove” and "Old Town." “Annie” is a classic number with three-part harmonies and a retro vibe. “In the Groove” is a rhythmic jazz adventure of improvisation and "Old Town" a picturesque piece, old-world and old-fashioned – an unusual and attractive tune. You can find “Blind on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, YouTube and other streaming websites!
The show kicks off at 9 with a solo set by Bill Stevenson, followed by Morgan Davis and then The Blue Lane until close. Free “Blind” download card with admission, $8 cover.


In over forty years as a musician Bill has recorded for Elektra records while still in his teens, opened for the Doors, backed up John Lee Hooker, put performing and recording bands behind some of Canada’s best loved musicians including Amos Garrett, Colleen Peterson and Linda Carvery. 
Stevenson is the 2008 winner of the East Coast Music Award for Jazz Album of The Year. With Tom Easley and Geoff Arsenault, he is also a 2009 East Coast Music Award nominee for Blues Album of The Year.
He has hosted his own National radio series for CBC. He has been a contributing side man to multi award winning albums by Garrett Mason, Thom Swift and Hot Toddy. His participation in the Jazz/Blues idiom has earned him a respected place in the national music spectrum.


For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.
Over the years he has opened for Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, John Hammond, Albert Collins, and Eric Bibb. A highlight of his career was backing the phenomenal Dr.John and Hubert Sumlin.
Morgan's recording "Blues Medicine", on Electro-Fi records, garnered critical acclaim as well as awards for songwriting and production. His multi-award winning release "Painkiller" won an impressive four awards at the 2004 Maple Blues Awards and not long after took home Canada's top music prize...the Juno for Blues Album of the Year. 


The Blue Lane merges the sounds of jazz, blues, rockabilly, fusion and traditional pop music. The electrostatic weaving of sultry vocals, intricate harmonies, lightning guitar, and ever-so-thick beats define The Blue Lane. Rachael Henderson (lead vocals/bass), Morgan Cruickshank (guitar/vocals), and Connor Booth (drums/vocals) write and perform original music. Musical influences include: Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Pokey LaFarge, George Benson and The Stray Cats. Take a ride with The Blue Lane: - Annie - Shall We - Blind - Old Town - In The Groove