Steve Strongman

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Steve Strongman is a Canadian blues guitarist, singer and songwriter originally from Kitchener, Ontario. He has released two full length blues albums, Honey and Blues in Color.

Steve StrongmanCareer

Strongman grew up in Kitchener, and started playing guitar at 16. He studied under blues veteran Mel Brown, but later played country, rock, and pop. He has played with other Canadian musicians such as Roy Clark, Jeff Healey, and Tal Bachman. He eventually formed Plasticine with co-front man Rob Szabo. Their video "No One" received extensive play on Much Music. They released two albums, 1999's self-titled CD and 2001's Public Address System. They appeared on national television on Open Mike with Mike Bullard, but folded shortly after when their label collapsed. Following the band's demise, Strongman opted to be the lead guitar player for Sony recording artist Kazzer, giving him the opportunity to tour in the United States and Europe.

Strongman relocated to Hamilton, Ontario and in 2007 released Honey, his first blues album. The album, consisting of eleven tracks including nine originals, earned good reviews and earned him a Maple Blues Award nomination as well as four nominations at the 2007 Hamilton Music Awards. He toured with his band playing blues clubs across the country, with stops at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Blues Festival and the Tremblant International Blues Festival. He opened for Buddy Guy in Hamilton in 2008. He also supported well-known slide guitar player Sonny Landreth on his only Canadian date in Toronto, Ontario.

Strongman released his second album Blues in Colour in 2010.



 
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