JUNO-winning bluesman and conssummate showman Steve Strongman, no stranger to the live circuit, has unveiled the latest round of touring in support of his critically acclaimed album No Time Like Now (Sonic Unyon Records). Dates follow at bottom.
After the success of award-winning albums A Natural Fact and Let Me Prove it To You, Strongman found himself at a crossroads, and wanted to expand his musical palette on his third outing with producer and longtime collaborator Rob Szabo.
"I was left thinking 'What now?'" says Strongman. ”I felt like Rob and I had made fantastic records and I was very proud of them, so when I approached Rob about producing a third recording for me, he would ask me, 'What kind of record do you want to make?" That sentiment kept getting reinforced throughout the writing and recording process, as a great producer does. Rob would make me dig deeper into what I wanted to write about and keep the focus on the songs."
The same lean energy that gives the album its spark lends itself especially well to the stage, where the compositions take on a life of their own. Strongman has shared the stage with international blues royalty including BB King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Cocker, Robert Cray, Ronnie Earl, Roy Clark, Otis Clay, and Jeff Healey, and will be touring extensively in support of No Time Like Now.
STRONGMAN NOW ON TOUR
Feb 11 • Erin, ON • The Busholme Inn
Feb 16 • Edmonton, Alberta • Yardbird Suite
Feb 17 • Edmonton, Alberta • Yardbird Suite
Feb 23 • Aurora, ON • Aurora Winter Blues Festival
Feb 26 • Saskatoon, SK • Blues in the Schools
Feb 27 • Saskatoon, SK • Blues in the Schools
Feb 28 • Saskatoon, SK • Blues in the Schools
Mar 1 • Saskatoon, SK • Saskatoon Blues Festival
Mar 5 • Ancaster, ON • Ancaster Mill Jazz up the Winter Blues
Mar 29 • Midland, ON • Midland Cultural Centre
Mar 31 • Grimsby, ON • Station 1 *
Apr 12 • Oakville, ON • Moonshine Café *
Apr 14 • Kitchener, ON • Rhapsody Barrel Bar
Apr 20 • Chateauguay, QC • GTR Explosion Acoustic ‡
Apr 21 • Chicoutimi, QC • Festival Jazz et Blues du Saguenay ‡
May 9 • Kincardine ON • Blues in the Schools
May 10 • Kincardine ON • Blues in the Schools
May 10 • Kincardine, ON • Bruce County Blues Society presents Steve Strongman
May 11 • Kincardine ON • Blues in the Schools
‡ GTR Explosion Acoustic w/David Gogo, Justin Saladino