Blues \ Rock \ R&B
– Started playing Blues professionally at 18
– Mentored by Juno Award winner Roger Howse and Denis Parker
– by age of 20 was hired band leader for Dutch Mason, Cheryl Lescom and other imported acts.
– Shared the stage with Tony D. who invited D.C. to share his stage at Blues on Byward in Ottawa
– Attended the NAC Conference in Ottawa with former band D.C. and the Strong Persuaders
– Finalist in Toronto Maple Blues Society Talent Search ’98
– Released debut CD Foundation in 2003
– Music NL Blues Artist Award 2003
– Sold 1000 copies of Foundation from just two local venues and one retail location
– Performed on blues stages around the world including Chicago, Dallas, Madrid and Austin.
– Took five year hiatus from playing and toured with Sam Roberts Band, Metric and Simple Plan working as GTR Tech and
– During hiatus, worked festivals around the globe including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ottawa Bluesfest, Austin City Limits, SXSW,
World Expo Nagoya Japan, Motorola Rocks Sao Paulo Brazil,
David Letterman Show and Late late Show. These experiences as a touring technician contributed greatly to garnering a wealth
of knowledge within the industry.
– Established many international contacts in the industry, including booking agents, artist management, blues clubs and festival
– 2013, hired by Paul Kinsman to co-direct back-up band for legendary actor and musician, Dan Aykroyd, aka Elwood Blues of
The Blues Brothers, for the Screech Comedy Festival.
– Through much encouragement of Sam Roberts and all artists he worked with, returned to playing.
– Currently preparing a new album to be released mid 2018
New material is steeped in Blues.
It may not be classified as blues to some and that’s fine.
– The dark delta sounds of Howling’ Wolf, Son House, Robert Johnson
– The contemporary explosive sounds of Hound Dog Taylor, Freddie King, Albert King & Buddy Guy
– The soul of Johnny Taylor,Little Milton, O.V. Wright and Robert Ward
– The contemporary blues inspired R&R of ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Dan Auerbach & Jack White
– Outside influence of Bob Marley and African Guitarist Bombino
– The production of the new album is inspired by the sounds of Rick Rubin's collaboration with Hip-Hop artist Jay Z and the
Beastie Boys on Def Jam records and the production value of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Recent collaborations
with producer and St. John's Native Kalem Mahoney is proving to be a potent chemistry and swiftly accomplishing D.C.'s
ambition.This contributes to a contemporary edge while maintaining the heart and soul of traditional blues.
More Howling Wolf inspired as opposed to the more jovial sounds of alot of contemporary blues.
The edge may not please some blues purists, however DC believes that the blues is LYRICAL CONTENT above everything.
Lyrics that all common folk can relate to through their everyday trials and tribulations, delivered with sounds for the modern listener.
“ One thing I know, I can say,
The one’s gonna be happy is the one that’s getting’ paid.
I lost my girl and she don’t give a damn for me.
Sometimes I get so tired of Love and Misery”
Love and Misery.