Release date: June 3, 2016
Well, this album had me cooking fast with creativity while it was playing very loud on my Bose surround sound system. The Paul DesLauriers Band has released their new album Relentless on June 3, 2016. Let me tell you that this album blew me away. It inspired me to go and watch the movie Cross Roads with Ralph Macchio and Joe Seneca. This album certainly has all the essentials to make up a great Blues-Rock album. All the tracks on here bring out that blues man in me. The band is made up of lead singer-guitarist Paul DesLauriers, the bassist Greg Morency and drummer Sam Harrisson and this trio brings that deep rooted Canadian Blues sound to the world again.
My favourite tracks are “If I Still Had You” which details the mercy of the wants and needs in the relationship that the song is inspired by. I just love the sound and believe me, it is a sound that could have easily been played in the 50’s and 60’s and it is a sound that can still be played to this day. The Paul DesLauriers Band is a very unique band.
The next track I like is “Up in the Air” the intro to the song grabbed me right away and the hooks through the song are phenomenal. Paul has a great voice that rings out loud in this song. The drums and bass hold everything together and make it sound complete. In my opinion all the songs on this album are top notch rock and blues songs. So with the releasing of this album and also receiving awards from the Maple Blues and Lys Blues awards that are held every year, these guys are on fire. I suggest you enjoy this album when you have a bit of free time, as it really shouldn’t be wasted with distracting noise around you, their music deserves all your attention.
Here are there upcoming shows. Come out and support this great Canadian rock-blues band:
Kalamazoo Blues Festival in Kalamazoo, MI, Fri, Jul 8 @ 7:00 PM
Lighthouse Blues Festival in Kincardine, Canads, Sat, Jul 9 @ 10:00 PM
Etwell Blues Festival in Huntsville, Canada Sun, Jul 10 @ 4:45 PM
Tremblant International Blues Festival in Mont-Tremblant, Canada Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00 PM
Ottawa Bluesfest in Ottawa, Canada Mon, Thu, Jul 14 @ 5:00 PM
Parc Claude Jasmin in Boisbriand, Canada Mon, Jul 18 @ 7:30 PM
Parc des Patriotes in Beloeil, Canada Thu, Aug 4 @ 7:30 PM
Heritage Music Blues Festival in Wheeling, WV Sat, Aug 13 @ 4:30 PM
Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire, Canada Wed, Aug 17 @ 7:30 PM
Cornwall MusicFest in Cornwall, Canada Sat, Aug 20 @ 7:00 PM
Le Patriote in Ste-Agathe-Des-Monts, Canada Thu, Nov 10 @ 8:00 PM
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Born in Kingston, I grew up with the likes of Dan Akroyd and his blues influence and also The Tragically Hip, plus live shows downtown in the streets and country bands in the pubs.
I love music in all forms and genres. I can adapt my ear to enjoy and appreciate all instrumentals and vocals. I started writing about certain artists that I grew up listening to and then I reached out to artists for interviews. I have done over 20 interviews with artists and CEOs of industry companies from all over the world.
Now, with Canadian Beats I have an opportunity to improve my journalistic abilities and to get the word out there for artists, and best of all to go to shows and get that personal feeling. I get to represent Canadian music on a higher level. We need to open more doors and have more shows and venues, as well as get the world to come to us. That is my goal.