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Now Hear This: Jack de Keyzer | Tribute

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter, bandleader and producer Jack de Keyzer rarely sits still. For 46 years or roughly a couple million miles, de Keyzer has been hitting the road, air and studio to bring his brand of guitar driven blues around the globe.

With 12 records, one DVD, two Junos and seven Maple Blues Awards, de Keyzer delivers the goods wherever, whenever he performs. Playing over 100 shows a year, de Keyzer’s music is steeped in Chicago blues, the blues-rock of London, England (de Keyzer’s birth place), Detroit’s Motown, Muscle Shoals’ deep soul, Memphis’s rock ’n’ roll, and Philadelphia’s funky soul jazz. De Keyzer knows firsthand, as he has played with many first-generation pioneers of these sounds and styles, including Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Etta James, King Biscuit Boy and Ronnie Hawkins, to name a few.

His latest recording Tribute (2020) features 12 rousing new original blues, rock and soul songs, and pays tribute to the great blues and rock guitar masters, singers and songwriters de Keyzer has been influenced and inspired by through the years. A tour de force by an artist at his peak powers.”