Saturday, June 23 @ 8pm
Old Market Square
Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman is a versatile talent, and a restless one. By constantly pushing himself in new directions, he has kept himself vital. His talent is huge and impossible to miss, and it’s matched by his staggering musical ambition — as guitar slinger, songwriter, or vocalist. The same structures and progressions that animate blues and roots music can also choke the air out of it, smothering it in caricature and cliché. But Strongman is a subtle shapeshifter who manages to slip that trap without betraying the music he loves. Throughout, he never plays an inauthentic note or loses touch with the essence of the blues.