"Throw-Back Tribute” Night - Mad Dogs and Englishmen - The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell
Special Guests, The Dan McKinnon Band
Saturday, February 24, 2018
7 PM to 10:30 PM
St. Andrew's College, Wirth Theatre In The Round
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 3H7
Juno Award winning producer Lance Anderson has brought together a wonderful roster of BLUES ALL STARS to recreate the magic of the award winning 1970’s tour, album and movie Mad Dogs and Englishmen - The Music of JOE COCKER and LEON RUSSELL.
Backed by a nine-piece band which includes two drummers, horns and hammond organ. The rhythm this group creates is a freight train which will pick you up and drop you down at the Fillmore East in NYC in 1970 - they come together to celebrate the music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell. It is part revival meeting, hippie love-in and part R&B and Soul history that will raise the roof!
In addition, the AWBF is proud to present special guests, the Dan McKinnon Band as the opening act. Dan was the winner of the Toronto Blues Society’s 2017 Talent Search event this past summer. The AWBF is always pleased to showcase for our audiences talented and upcoming bands on the Canadian Blues Scene.
Mixing equal parts musical scholar and tattooed rock n’ roll rebel, Toronto-based guitarist Dan McKinnon is not your average blues rocker. While the foundation of his music is rooted in the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, and the three Kings, McKinnon also incorporates jazz, hip-hop, and fuzzed-out rock to create a sound that’s uniquely his own.
Blues Rock Review wrote, “With one great lick, a genre can don a new face, a new energy and excitement. Enter Toronto native Dan McKinnon…from the slow and soulful to the edgy solos that really bite, the road ahead knows no limits.” After hearing his music or seeing him live, you will see why this is the case.
Throw-Back Tribute Night with Mad Dogs and Englishmen - The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell with Special Guests The Dan McKinnon Band
A Crowd favorite across Blues Festivals, this show with 14 of the country’s top Blues and Roots artists is a powerhouse Soul and Rock/Blues performance guaranteed to bring the house down.
York Region's only genuine Blues Festival where you'll experience an upfront and intimate evening of Canada's best live blues acts.
Voted Top 100 Festival in 2015.