ARTISTS


Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Blues

Joe Murphy has been a fixture in the East Coast blues scene for the past 40 years. He got his start sitting in with Dutch Mason in 1972 and played harp and guitar on Dutchie’s last album, Half Ain’t Been Told. He also played harmonica on Garrett Mason’s Juno award winning “I’m Just A Man,” and has played with most of the blues acts who have come east in the last thirty years.

His Water Street Blues Band has backed up Otis Rush, Johnnie Johnson, Johnny Sansone, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and the late great Pinetop Perkins, just to name a few. Joe’s most memorable gigs include playing harp for three nights with John Lee Hooker and a wonderful week playing harp for Sunnyland Slim.

He has 5 CD’s – two with his Water Street Blues Band and two side projects, one with Johnny Sansone and his latest, She Moves Me, featuring Bhrath Rajukumar. Joe and his band also have had one of the longest running blues matinees in Halifax, playing every Saturday at Your Father’s Mustache for the last 21 years.

Showcases:

Sat 04

Belly Up BBQ and Grill

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Neon Dreams

Pop

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers

Folk

Alana Yorke

Pop

ALERT THE MEDIC

Rock

Alycia Putnam

Celtic

Amy Brandon

Classical

Andre Pettipas and The Giants

Rock

Arsoniste

Pop

ASHELIN

Folk

Baseline

hip-hop

Beauts

Indie

Ben Caplan

Folk

Black Moor

Metal

CAMERON

Pop

Cameron Nickerson

Country

Carmel Mikol

Folk

Cassie and Maggie

Americana

Cassie Josephine & Gabriel Minnikin

Country

Ced Marty & Dave

Blues

Christina Martin

Americana

Christine Campbell

Rock

City Natives

Hip-Hop

Còig

Celtic

Corey Isenor

Folk

Crossed Wires

Pop-punk

Curtis Matheson

Blues

Cyndi Cain

Soul

Dave Sampson

Pop

David R. Elliott

Country

Dazor

Rock

Décota McNamara

Folk

Devarrow

Folk

DJ IV

Hip-Hop

Don Ross

Roots

Elijah Will

Pop

Emily Stuart

Soul

EPDMC

Hip-Hop

Eric Stephen Martin

Americana

Floodland

Rock

Gabrielle Papillon

Folk

Hello Delaware

Rock

Hillsburn

Rock

Ian Janes

Soul

Ian Sherwood

Folk

J-Bru

Hip-Hop

Jason Price

Country

Jay Mayne

Hip-Hop

Jessie Brown

Rock

Jody Upshaw

R&B

Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Blues

John Campbelljohn

Blues

Jordan Musycsyn

Folk

Jules Bangsworth

Electronic

Keonté Beals

R&B

Kilmore

Rock

Kim Harris

Pop

Kyle MacDonald

Celtic

LACEWOOD

Country

Laurenn Marchand

Pop

Leanne Hoffman

Pop

Like A Motorcycle

Punk-Rock

MAJE

Hip-Hop

Makayla Lynn

Country

Mary Beth Carty

Roots

Matt Minglewood

Rock

Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset

Rock

Mitchell Bailey

Hip-Hop

Mo Kenney

Rock

Mojo Martin

Blues

Natalie Lynn

Pop

Nicole Ariana

R&B

Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Gospel

Old Blood

Rock

One8tea

Hip-Hop

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Folk

Pretty Archie

Americana

Pretty Normal

indie

Quake Matthews

Hip-Hop

Quiet Parade

Indie

Rain Over St. Ambrose

Rock

Reeny Smith

R&B

Rose Cousins

Folk

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound

R&B

Ryan Willigar Band

Pop

SAMM

R&B

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant

Celtic

Shannon Quinn

Celtic

Shevy Price

Hip-Hop

Shirley Jackson

Blues

Shreem

Celtic

Skratch Bastid

Electronic

Sleepshaker

Hardcore

Stewart Legere

Folk

Straight Fire Hip-hop Showcase

Hip-hop

T. Thomason

Rock

The Barrowdowns

Folk

The Brood

Rock

The Drug Rugs

Indie

The Mellotones

Rhythm & Blues

The Mike Bochoff Band

Pop

The Royal Volts

Rock

The Sanctified Brothers

Gospel

The Stanfields

Rock

The Tom Fun Orchestra

Alternative

The Town Heroes

Alternative

Thomas Stajcer

Country

Thrillah

Hip-Hop

Tyler Messick

Americana

Villages

Folk

Vogue Dots

Pop

Walrus

Rock

Wintersleep

Working Class Band

R&B