Fruteland Jackson and The Silver Screen Scoundrels at The Park Town
March 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
The Silver Screen Scoundrels are Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot. Individually, Brandon is a prolific song writer and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award for Song Writer of the Year. He is also a world class musician who plays guitar, harmonica, washboard, jug, kazoo and most recently, he started playing banjo. Brandon is a great story teller with a quick wit and keen sense of humour which is evident in his shows.
Unforgettable is what a performance by stand-up bassist Keith Picot is. With a hard hitting slap style, all his own , he can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a saint. In 2011 he won a Maple Blues Award as Canada’s Best Bass Player. You are guaranteed pleasure when watching Keith Picot do what he loves to do.
Fruteland Jackson is one of the few American artists dedicated to performing and preserving acoustic blues in it’s various styles, both traditional and contemporary, from field hollers and work songs to Delta and Piedmont styles. Fruteland Jackson is a singer / songwriter and educator who performs at Blues festivals, Cultural centers and Clubs worldwide. Fruteland refers to himself as a “Blues Activist” and oral historian promoting awareness through education by conducting Blues in the Schools programs. The Blues Foundation has recognized Fruteland’s contributions by presenting him with the Keeping the Blues Alive award