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Event Archive - "Early Show" Double Bill of Music with...: Roxanne Potvin, Steve Dawson

Sun. September 24th 2006 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7pm Central Bar & Grill (No Minors) 8pm - 10:30pm doors at 7pm
$10 Adv./$12 Door
Tickets at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700, High Tide Entertainment
Double bill of music with...............
Roxanne Potvin (and her 4 piece band)
and Steve Dawson (Solo)
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St., Victoria 250-361-1700
EARLY SHOW!! Doors 7pm, Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets ONLY $10 Advance / $13 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 & the
High Tide Box Office @ http://www.hightideconcerts.net or charge by phone 250-478-1888

Roxanne's Website: http://www.roxannepotvin.com
Steve's Website: http://www.blackhenmusic.com
For more info: hightideconcerts@shaw.ca

(Steve Dawson will be performing the first set solo. Roxanne Potvin will be performing
the second set with her 4 piece band)

Roxanne Potvin, the 23-year-old bilingual Ottawa singer, guitarist and songwriter who
has emerged as not just an exciting new blues artist, but as a bright new artist.

With the release of her debut album, Careless Loving, Roxanne Potvin’s reputation
quickly spread throughout roots music circles all over North America and beyond. She
was requested to perform at a major festival in France a couple of years ago and has
now played to enthused full houses at the prestigious Toronto Women's Blues Review
show twice - most recently this past November at Massey Hall.

Make no mistake, blues certainly underscores the foundation of Roxanne’s music, but it
does not limit her scope as she expands her horizons on her brand new CD, The Way It
Feels. It’s a vibrant new recording produced by Juno and Grammy-winning Colin Linden,
The CD is a varied and powerful collection of songs - mostly originals that range from
hard-driving, horn-laced R&B such as “A Love That’s Simple” which features Roxanne
singing with John Hiatt, and an intimate folk duet with Daniel Lanois on “La Merveille”.

Roxanne Potvin is blessed with talent, style and considerable on-stage grace. She is an
artist who is emerging rapidly as one of the most talked-about young performers in
Canada. Her new CD is already creating a buzz that will be certain to follow through on
her live performances as she tours in support of The Way It Feels throughout 2006.

Press Quotations

“Roxanne was absolutely amazing. She fell in love with the audience
and the audience fell in love with her. A memorable night.”
- Steve Delco, Zooma Zooma

“Roxanne, thank you! You brought a great band and put on a stellar performance!”
- Bernie Clarke, New York State Blues Festival

“Roxanne has just an incredible debut record!”
-Kim Wilson/Fabulous Thunderbirds

“In a time when there are so many new young guitar players on the market this young
lady has the very thing that most are missing – TONE, FIRE and TRUE FEELING!”-
Johnny Sansone/Rounder Records

“Her understanding and executions of the blues is a timeless and soulful natural gift.”
-George Seedorff/Big City Blues

“Already Blooming as a writer, with stories and tunes that speak and ring with more
experience and taste than one might expect from someone her age.”
-Norm Provencher/Ottawa Citizen

Click below to listen to track from Roxanne's album "Careless Loving"

Love That's Simple - Roxanne Potvin

Steve has evolved into a musical chameleon, whether appearing with his group Zubot
and Dawson, the avant-folk quartet The Great Uncles of the Revolution, blues legend Jim
Byrnes, performing his own solo shows, or producing acclaimed albums in the studio.
On stages ranging from Dobrofest in Slovakia to the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival
and almost every major music festival in Canada, Steve is constantly striving for unique
sounds and approaches to acoustic music. His instrumental abilities have landed him on
stages with artists as diverse as Bob Brozman, Gil Scott-Heron, John Lee Hooker,
Oregon, David Lindley, Long John Baldry, Oh Susannah, and Francois Houle, to name
just a few. When the renowned guitarist/songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps put down the slide
guitar to focus on songwriting a few years ago, he called on Steve to play the slide parts
for the album “Slingshot Professionals”.

Steve’s arsenal of instruments that he plays always grows, but includes all kinds of
guitars, banjo, ukulele, Weissenborn Hawaiian guitar, dobro, lap steel, and most recently
the pedal steel, for which he received a Canada Council grant last year to study with the
legendary Greg Leisz. Steve is also an acknowledged triple-threat in the recording
studio, known as an innovative and experimental engineer, an award-winning producer
and an in-demand musician at the same time. His production talents have resulted in
recent successes for Zubot and Dawson, blues legend Jim Byrnes, and a Juno Award
for songwriter Jenny Whiteley, while his studio work as a musician adds up to over 50
albums.

Roxanne Potvin

Roxanne Potvin, the 23-year-old bilingual Ottawa singer, guitarist and songwriter who has emerged as not just an exciting new blues artist, but as a bright new artist. With the release of her debut album, Careless Loving, Roxanne Potvin’s reputation quickly spread throughout roots music circles all over North America and beyond. She was ... more info

Steve Dawson (acoustic eclectic)

Black Hen Music proudly presents the new album from multi Juno Award-winner Steve Dawson, “We Belong to the Gold Coast”. Steve has evolved into a musical chameleon, whether appearing with his group Zubot and Dawson, the avant-folk quartet The Great Uncles of the Revolution, blues legend Jim Byrnes, performing his own solo shows, or producin... more info
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