Alan Black & The Steady Band
Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd, Trenton, ON K8V 5P8, Canada
Club and concert goers in Peterborough, Canada , know that they’re in for some great music if Alan Black is in the house. For years Black has been the backbeat of the best blues, R&B and rock bands in this hip university town, notably Jackson Delta, Buzz Thompson and Max Mouse and The Gorillas. He wows audiences with his ability to play drums and harmonica simultaneously and soulfully. Fans appreciate his heartfelt singing and know that he has appeared at every major Canadian festival, been nominated for two Junos, inducted into The Peterborough Walkway of Fame, and toured the U.K. and Scandenavia with the likes of Tracy Nelson and Mose Scarlett.
For decades now, Alan Black has been the backbeat of Peterborough in countless bands as a first call live show drummer and session player on an ever growing list of recordings. International audiences have heard him with Colleen Peterson, Larry Garner, Pinetop Perkins, Gene Taylor, Ray Bonneville and many others. Now he’s fronting Al Black & The Steady Band.
What they say…………….
“Happy as a Monkey is a brilliant collection of blues songs with a dash of folk and roots...” “It is one of the best albums this year!” (www.ROOTSTIME.be) Belgium
“...a joyous blast...has a good time feel...excellent album...very pleasing indeed”
Dave Drury, Blues Matters Magazine (Britain)
“...very honest and genuine.” (Marty Cool, KXCI 91.3 FM, Tucson, U.S.A.)
‘Black, as well as being a great blues drummer, also plays harmonica and sings ~ frequently in the same song” (The Toronto Star, Canada)