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New blues review for John CampbellJohn

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ECMA Blues Artist Of The Year Nominee John Campbelljohn performs at the Maple Blues Awards Gala…"Jaws dropped. Feet tapped.�

John Campbelljohn recently returned from the annual Maple Blues Awards, having been nominated for Guitarist of the Year and Electric Act of the Year. He performed a solo showcase highlighting his infectious expertise on both National Steel and Pedal Steel to an audience who, if they didn’t know him already, left satisfied and in search of his recordings. Invited back to the Maple Blues Awards Gala, John performed a crowd-pleasing version of “Autobahn John� (from his much-talked-about “Weight of the World�) on electric guitar backed by the exceptional Maple Blues Band. Jaws dropped. Feet tapped. Many in the crowd found a new blues guitar hero to idolize. And then he sat down behind his pedal steel to unfurl yet another facet of his unstoppable multi-stringed genius.


John may have lost out in the final ballots to Sue Foley (guitar) and Colin James (electric act) but he walked away a big winner, having turned on a Toronto audience to what any Maritimer worth his salt already knows – this guy is a force to be reckoned with.�

– Eric Thom, Blues Revue

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