From a media release about one of the acts at Blues Summit V in Toronto:
Phil Motion at
Blues Summit V, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Sat Jan 15, 10:30pm-11:10pm
[Toronto ON] On Sat Jan 15, Phil Motion offers up his original back-to-basics return to classic funk, blues, northern soul, and motown at Blues Summit Five.
Dirty drums, warm, punchy bass, gritty guitar tones and hard-driven vocals make up the recipe for nothing short of old-school love. Working as a five-piece, a blues trio or as a solo performer, Phil Motion's blues-tinged voice and varied guitar stylings pull from the earliest of the Delta to the best of Stax and Motown. An Ontario Arts Council grant recipient for the Popular Music Recording Grant, Phil Motion's own lo-fi DYI recordings are a testament to the do-it-yourself approach and are a key element to the sound and character of this outfit.
Expect a self-recorded, self-produced debut album in the Spring of 2011. Produced and recorded by Phil Motion on Garageband with two sm57s makes for a feel and sound that rooted in a no 'glit' all grit pocket. A bit of help from Jay Jaknunas at Metropolitan Studios with the tighten up, some of the most solid players pushin' and pullin', and the band is good to go.
Blues Summit V audiences won't want to miss this sneak preview!
Phil Motion and the Easy LO-FI from aBevington on Vimeo.
Saturday, January 15, 10:30pm-11:10pm
Blues Summit V
Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., Toronto
Market Garden, Main Floor
The Toronto Blues Society hosts a music conference called The Blues Summit V a not-to-be-missed forumfor all blues music industry members, artists, presenters, agents, and the like. It is an opportunity for the blues community to network as well as for artists to showcase in front of blues industry members.
• The Blues Summit Five will take place January 15-17, 2011 at The Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto
• Register & other info at the link.