Canadian country recording artist and CCMA Spotlight Artist Winner Cory Gallant and The Red Dirt Posse will be returning to the Blue Grotto Nightclub in support of his upcoming album, Welcome to My World. Suz n' Jonny's Blues Band and Forum will be Cory’s special guests.
Tickets: $15.00 advance/$20.00 at door
Doors open 8:00 pm, show starts 8:30 pm
Blue Grotto Nightclub
319 Victoria St
Cory completed an international tour in May 2019 with dates in British Columbia as well as Washington and Oregon state, including a sold-out show in Ashcroft, BC.
His single “We Both Bleed” was released nationwide to Canadian radio stations on May 27 and digitally on June 4. On May 28, 2019, “We Both Bleed” was the number one downloaded song to Canadian radio stations and on May 30,2019 was still in the top three most downloaded songs.
The song was written by Nashville artist Chris Janson and Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce. The eleven-song all-original album, Welcome to My World, will be released later in the spring and includes “That’s Love,” a duet with Georgette Jones (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette).
Cory’s rich, soul-filled vocals helped gain him national exposure when he became the winner of the 2018 CCMA National Spotlight Performance Contest. Despite hailing from the smallest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island, Cory still received the largest number of fan votes to win the contest. This led to a performance at the Legends Show in Hamilton, Ontario for Canadian Country Music Week, sharing the stage with Chad Brownlee, Terri Clark, Aaron Goodvin, Charlie Major, Jason McCoy, JJ Shiplett, Patricia Conroy and Michelle Wright.
About Suz n' Jonny's Blues Band:
Fourth place Canadian Idol contestant and Sony BMG Canada recording artist Suzi Rawn, has been involved in music from a young age. Performing and recording in Canada, the Virgin Islands and Ireland, Suzi has moved from pop music to folk, then hard rock (with her band King Size Suzi) and finally the blues. Joining Suzi is longtime friend and collaborator Jon Treichel, well known in the Southern Interior for his many different musical projects including Soul Patch, The Scattered Atoms, Earthbound, The Cathi Marshall band and stints with Henry Small, Darby Mills and many others including the Kamloops Symphony. Together they founded the Suz n’ Jonny’s Blues Band, with their own arrangements of classic blues songs as well as old school soul and R&B. Another key ingredient to the group’s dynamic is drummer and vocalist Richard Graham, who has appeared as a drummer and singer with various artists at Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Roots & Blues Festival and is experienced touring as a sideman in the U.S. and Canada. Along with bassist Neil Brun, the band has spent the past couple of years playing the summer circuit at weekly music events and festivals at Shuswap lake, Kamloops, and surrounding areas, as well as private functions, weddings, pubs and other gigs.
Forum was formed in 2010 in Kamloops, BC by Steve Chicoine and Cory Evans whom were both previously members of the band Halo which has dissolved. They quickly found a bass player Daryl Ouillette and another guitar player, Erik Scholefield. After a few years with a previous vocalist, Blaine Alexandre came on the scene in 2014.
For more information about Suz n' Jonny's Blues Band, visit suznjonnysbluesband.com
For more information about Forum, visit thebandforum.ca