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BluesReel is Patrick Hutchinson (guitar, vocals) and John Kerkhoven (harmonica, vocals), two artists whose shared vision is to create new music in the spirit of the roots traditions they love. Inspired by the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic, they take you on a musical journey of tunes, blues and original compositions, played with unabashed enthusiasm. Continue reading.

A BluesReel show is a captivating synergy of musical styles: from slide guitar played over a Celtic air to a lively harmonica hornpipe, and then again to ragtime or blues. BluesReel’s original songs include storytelling, atmospheric instrumentals and groovin’ upbeat numbers. No two shows are the same, and their audiences are invariably delighted. “After seeing you play, I feel like a million dollars,” one new fan remarked.

For five years they have held down a monthly residency at L’Escalier, a hotbed of live music and a favourite venue for up and coming bands in Montreal. Since they released their first CD, Riverfield (2016), they have taken their show on the road in Quebec and Ontario and will be on a Home Routes house concert tour in February 2019. They are currently developing material for their next release.