Manny Blu has now released his debut EP Leave It Like It Is, which is a collection of summer-ready anthems. Blu recently debuted some of his music and cultivated new fans on the Hit After Hit Tour with Canadian country music legends George Canyon, Doc Walker, and Charlie Major this past spring. Blu is now bringing his collection of toe-tapping tracks to fans just in time for the warmer weather.
“Finally being able to share my first full EP is really exciting,” explains Blu. “The responses I’ve gotten from the singles so far has been beyond incredible and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the entire EP when I hit the road this fall.”
Blu’s debut EP will bring together seven tracks including his first two singles; “X On My Heart” and “Looking Forward To Looking Back.” Blu has been inspired by the sounds of everything from B.B. King to Tim McGraw. The Montreal native, now Nashville transplant is bringing his own sound to modern country music with the launch of Leave It Like It Is. With brand new tracks like “11:59” that pay tribute to the songs that sparked Blu’s love of country music, bringing him back to those summer nights, hanging out with friends and listening to country, where this journey began and other songs such as “Playback” showcase Blu’s passion for genres outside the country music realm, and draw inspiration from the pop-world and the likes of bands like Maroon 5.
Leave It Like It Is is a testament to Blu’s ability to hone his craft as a young country artist. Filled with heart, soul and get-up-and-dance grooves, Blu’s debut EP will pave the way for the upcoming tour season and leave his personal stamp on country music. Blu recently just celebrated his EP release at True Music Room and Bar in Nashville and kicked off a weekend of celebration for CMA Fest in Nashville. Blu has also announced the Leave It Like It Is Tour, which will be his first cross-country headlining Canadian tour stopping at Fall Fairs and Frosh Weeks throughout Ontario this September/October with more dates to be added.
Tracklist for Leave It Like It Is:
“X On My Heart”
“Looking Forward to Looking Back”
“Before Somebody Else Does”
“Call It Like I See It”
“Like It Like That”
Upcoming Tour Dates:
02 September 2019 – Brock University Frosh Week – St. Catharines, ON
06 September 2019 – Beaver Valley Fall Fair – Thornbury, ON
07 September 2019 – Timmins Fall Fair – Timmins, ON
13 September 2019 – The Social Pub – Peterborough, ON
14 September 2019 – Fergus Fall Fair – Fergus, ON
19 September 2019 – The International Plowing Match – North Bay, ON
21 September 2019 – The International Plowing Match – North Bay, ON
03 October 2019 – Brock University Country Night – St. Catherines, ON
10 October 2019 – Elmvale Fall Fair – Barrie, ON
11 October 2019 – Blythe Cowbell Brewery – Blythe, ON
12 October 2019 – Erin Fall Fair, Erin, ON
13 October 2019 – Erin Fall Fair, Erin, ON
18 October 2019 – Bala Cranberry Festival – Bala, ON
19 October 2019 – Wilfred Laurier University Country Night – Waterloo, ON
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.