Hamilton, Ontario based bluesman and JUNO Winner Steve Strongman is making waves internationally and at home in Canada. His breakthrough 2012 release “A Natural Fact” is being recognized as a standout blues & roots record with a whopping Three 2012 Maple Blues Awards (Recording, Songwriter & Guitarist Of The Year) of the Six for which it was nominated. The record was also recognized with the aforementioned JUNO AWARD for Blues Recording Of The Year and also took home the Canadian Folk Music Producer Of The Year Award (for Producer Rob Szabo). The reviews for this record have been raves including Penguin Eggs and Blues Underground Review who gush that “it is, by a long shot, the best Blues Album released in Canada for 2012”. “A Natural Fact” peaked in heavy rotation at #2 on the influential XM Sirius Satellite Station B.B. King’s Bluesville, which includes the biggest names in Blues past and present (BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt).
Listening to him is guitar paradise and it is this mastery of the instrument, along with dynamic songwriting, vocal and potent performance styles that set him apart. Having established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with, Strongman has quickly moved into the top ranks of Canadian Blues music, and is undeniably one of the most compelling young bluesmen in the scene today.
Bytown Sound is Ottawa’s most comprehensive source for live music events. Many music event websites that currently serve the Ottawa area focus on a particular music scene or are infrequently updated. Bytown Sound strives to include live music event listings from all genres. We try really, really hard to make sure that our calendar is as up-to-date, accurate, and complete as possible. Supporting local musicians is our number one priority!
Ottawa is a dynamic city stocked with active, creative minds. But, it’s sometimes difficult for both visitors and Ottawans alike to find music events happening in the city. Our goal is to list all the music events we can find, from cover bands at the local pub to renown musicians touring through the city, and especially rising local stars. We promise that you’ll be surprised at the sheer number of concerts hosted in Ottawa on any given day.
Please feel free to send us a message. All suggestions, feedback, and comments are very welcome! If you know of, are playing, or promoting an event, send us the details! We invite submissions for any and all music-related events in the Ottawa area.