Canadian country recording artist Cory Gallant and The Red Dirt Posse will be making their debut appearance at the Blue Grotto in support of his upcoming album. The Posse includes Dirt Cherewayko, Terry Strudwick and Roland Beaulieu. Cory’s special guests will be Suz n' Jonny's Blues Band and Forum.
Tickets: $ 15.00 advance/$20.00 at door/$45.00 VIP with limited seating
VIP ticket includes:
*reserved seating in the VIP section
*meet and greet with Cory and the Red Dirt Posse
*autographed copy of Cory's CD
Doors open 8:00 pm, bands from 8:30 pm to midnight.
The Blue Grotto
319 Victoria St.
CCMA Spotlight Artist Winner Cory Gallant completed an international tour in May 2019 with dates in British Columbia as well as Washington and Oregon state, including a sold-out show in Ashcroft, BC. He will be returning to the western US and Canada late August with a stop in Portland, Oregon as the opener for Whey Jennings, grandson of Waylon Jennings.
Cory’s album of all-original material will be available later in 2019 and will include his first single “We Both Bleed”, which was released nationwide to Canadian radio on May 27 digitally on June 4th. “We Both Bleed” was listed as the top downloaded song for Canadian radio stations on May 28 and the third most downloaded song on May 30. On June 3, the song was number three in the top ten Canadian radio station downloads for the week, across all genres. On June 4, the first day “We Both Bleed” was released to digital platforms, the song was #58 on the top 100 on iTunes Canada.
The song was written by Nashville artist Chris Janson and Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce. The eleven-song album, Welcome to My World, will be released later in the spring and includes “That’s Love”, a duet with Georgette Jones (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette).
Cory’s rich, soul-filled vocals helped gain him national exposure when he became the winner of the 2018 CCMA National Spotlight Performance Contest. Despite hailing from the smallest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island, Cory still received the largest number of fan votes to win the contest. This led to a performance at the Legends Show in Hamilton, Ontario for Canadian Country Music Week, sharing the stage with Chad Brownlee, Terri Clark, Aaron Goodvin, Charlie Major, Jason McCoy, JJ Shiplett, Patricia Conroy and Michelle Wright.
About Suz n' Jonny's Blues Band:
Fourth place Canadian Idol contestant and Sony BMG Canada recording artist Suzi Rawn, has been involved in music from a young age. Performing and recording in Canada, the Virgin Islands and Ireland, Suzi has moved from pop music to folk, then hard rock (with her band King Size Suzi) and finally the blues. Joining Suzi is longtime friend and collaborator Jon Treichel, well known in the Southern Interior for his many different musical projects including Soul Patch, The Scattered Atoms, Earthbound, The Cathi Marshall band and stints with Henry Small, Darby Mills and many others including the Kamloops Symphony. Together they founded the Suz n’ Jonny’s Blues Band, with their own arrangements of classic blues songs as well as old school soul and R&B. Another key ingredient to the group’s dynamic is drummer and vocalist Richard Graham, who has appeared as a drummer and singer with various artists at Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Roots & Blues Festival and is experienced touring as a sideman in the U.S. and Canada. Along with bassist Neil Brun, the band has spent the past couple of years playing the summer circuit at weekly music events and festivals at Shuswap lake, Kamloops, and surrounding areas, as well as private functions, weddings, pubs and other gigs.
Forum was formed in 2010 in Kamloops, BC by Steve Chicoine and Cory Evans whom were both previously members of the band Halo which has dissolved. They quickly found a bass player Daryl Ouillette and another guitar player, Erik Scholefield. After a few years with a previous vocalist, Blaine Alexandre came on the scene in 2014.
For more information about Cory Gallant, visit corygallantmusic.com.
For more information about Suz n' Jonny's Blues Band, visit suznjonnysbluesband.com
For more information about Forum, visit thebandforum.ca