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Festival International du Blues de Tremblant

May 20, 2015 10:19 ET

Exclusive to Tremblant International Blues Festival: Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils With Reese Wynans, The Heritage Blues Orchestra, Sugaray Rayford and Collective Tribute to CCR

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - New headliners have been added to the Tremblant International Blues Festival event program. Giving exclusive Québec performances are Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils with Reese Wynans, the Heritage Blues Orchestra and the legendary Sugaray Rayford. As well, a group performance featuring ten or so artists pay Tribute to CCR as part of the Acoustic Summit -- in another unique TIBF moment in music.

Other Must-Attend Blues Headliners

  • July 3: Andria Simone and her nine musicians ramp up the dance party beat with a rich soul, funk and R & B sound. With Janis Joplin and Tina Turner as her mavens, the Toronro singer sizzles in her rendition of Sunshine of your Love (Cream).

  • July 5: Danielle Nicole returns to TIBF, this time with her four Kansas City band mates, after two previous visits with Trampled Under Foot. Winner of the 2014 Blues Award for Instrumentalist-Bassist, the talented vocalist is taking off in a new blues-rock-soul direction.

  • July 6: Tribute to CCR with Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers leading a unique Acoustic Summit collective performance. With Sam Harrisson on drums and Greg Morency on bass, the spotlight is shared with Steve Marriner, Paul Reddick, Angel Forrest, Denis Coulombe, Carlos Del Junco, Jimmy Bowskill, Trevor Finlay and Dan Livingstone.

  • July 7:
    • The Brothers Landrethweave from blues to rock to Americana. Raising the bar with tight harmonies and rich, round notes on keyboard, their first release won a 2015 Juno for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year.
    • Ronnie Baker Brooks proudly carries on in his father Lonnie's footsteps. The fiery Chicago blues guitarist, a past member of The Legendary Rythm'n Blues Revue, shows serious blues chops that have won him honours and distinctions at every turn.

  • July 8: Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils with Reese Wynans celebrate the 22nd edition of TIBF. Fleetwood Mac guitarist (1987‒91) John Mayall, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Seger share the stage with legendary keyboard player Reese Wynans who made a name for himself with his Double Trouble bandmates and Stevie Ray Vaughan. On their playlist: early Fleetwood Mac, a tribute to Vaughan and good ole' blues classics.

  • July 9:
    • Southern Hospitality with Victor Wainwright (keyboard), Damon Fowler and J.P. Soars (guitars). The band's blues roots and rock riffs take their audience on a trip deep down into the delta. A rare occasion to see these three highly acclaimed musicians together.
    • Heritage Blues Orchestra is sure to take the stage by storm, as the band covers a century of blues. Featuring Bill Sims Jr., his daughter Chaney and superlative guitarist Junior Mack and nine other musicians, their latest album And Still I Rise has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy. This summer the orchestra is touring six countries.

  • July 10: Sugaray Rayford and the Mannish Boys captivated their audience at last year's Festival. The Texas singer is back with a coppery sound, a new album and two Blues Award nominations, including the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award. With his 6'5" frame, Caron "Sugaray" Rayford's powerhouse vocals are showstoppers.

Other Main Stage Performances:

  • July 3 -- The Porn Flakes, with Sébastien Plante & Lulu Hugues
  • July 4 -- Blackburn / France D'Amour
  • July 5 -- The Pimps of Joytime
  • July 8 -- Bobby Bazini
  • July 10 -- Steve Strongman Band
  • July 11 -- Steve Hill / Brian Tyler and Guests Sylvie Desgroseillers & Guy Bélanger
  • July 12 -- Mega Jam with Wang Dang Doodle, Jim Zeller, Carl Tremblay & Surprise Guest

Detailed event programme now available at

Place des Voyageurs ‒ Shining the Spotlight on Spectators
Colourfully costumed festival-goers invade TIBF's biggest dance floor for a Blues Dance Party, with music provided by the Ben Racine Band (July 4), Hellbound Hepcats go rockabilly (July 8) and Mike Goudreau & Boppin' Blues Band (July 11). Best costumes and best dancers win free nights at Tremblant.

July 4 & 11: Public auditions decide on the top 10 finalists who will be going on to compete at this year's Blues'araoke with a real blues band as backup, Sunday July 12. The winner takes home a guitar autographed by TIBF artists, offered courtesy of Éthier Musique.

Sunday July 5: Air Guitar Contest brings together the top 10 blues or rock soloists who uploaded their video on the TIBF facebook page between May 17 and June 17. Chosen by the audience, the winner earns a free summer stay at Tremblant.

Thanks to Our Partners
The 22nd edition of the Tremblant International Blues Festival is presented in collaboration with Casino de Mont-Tremblant, with the support of Ville de Mont-Tremblant & La Fabrique culturelle.

Tremblant -- Take Me to the Top
Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events -- of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival -- have earned it a place among the World's 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 17th time, by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature's doorstep.

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