The Rooster Blues Band had its origins in Calgary in 2000, and since then has developed into a dynamic live show that has resulted in engagements at major festivals, universities, and the premier blues clubs in Canada and the USA. For ten years the band toured regularly with the late Chicago blues and R&B singer Lou Pride (d. 2012), winner of the "Most Outstanding Blues Recording Artist" award given by Living Blues magazine. The Rooster Band's stylish mixture of Blues and Urban influences, R&B, acoustic and electric styles, and fusion—all backed by a strong reverence for the stylistic roots of popular music—can be heard on their début album Come on in My Kitchen (UCM 0101) and Bluestoons (UCM 0104).
The band has recently embarked on a new touring project–"Driving Home"–featuring country versions of music by the Rolling Stones. The band premièred the show at the House of Blues in Boston in 2013, and just returned from a Canadian tour, which included pedal steel player Beau Hughes.
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collection of superb musicians…
superb disc features the band schooling the audience
on the history of the blues…
to joyous organ, delicious licks and sweet guitar,
love of music is the album’s theme.
VICTOR COELHO, guitar, is Professor of Music at Boston University and tours and records throughout North America and Europe as a lutenist and guitarist. He has been featured on the Fox Network, Much Music, the CBC, and PBS as a specialist on popular music and is the author of several books, including The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar (2002) and the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones. His recordings appear on the Stradivarius, UCM, and Toccata Classics labels.
Left to right: Tom Knowles, Beau Hughes, Victor Coelho, Dave Morton, Kenton McDonald