Bob Babbitt
Was a member of Motown’s Funk Brothers, Bob has played bass on over 200 Top 40 hits including: Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” and “Inner City Blues”, Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours”, Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia”, Edwin Starr’s “War”, Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say
Goodbye”, Robert Palmer’s “Every Kind of People”, Jim Croce’s “I Got A Name”, Rod Stewart’s “Soulbook”, Diana Ross’ “Touch Me In The Morning”, and Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown”

Garth Hudson
Legendary member of The Band. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Worked on two of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top Fifty Albums of All Time. As the organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for Canadian-American rock group the Band, he was a principal architect of the group’s unique sound. Hudson has been called “the most brilliant organist in the rock world” by Keyboard magazine. On November 16, 2010, Hudson released Garth Hudson Presents: A Canadian Celebration of the Band.

Colin Linden
Guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter known for his solo work as well as producing, recording and performing with Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Colin James and The Band. Linden is a versatile guitarist, both on acoustic and electric guitars, specializing in slide guitar and country blues and ragtime fingerpicking. He frequently collaborates with country and folk performers. He is also a member of the group Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

Chris Birkett
Chris has been involved in producing, engineering, writing and playing music since the 1970s. His collaborations have sold more than 100 million records world-wide over the last 30 years. Chris has collaborated, both in and out of the studio world, with Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle, Led Zeppelin, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Hans Zimmer, Randy Newman, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Zazie, Rod Temperton, Quincy Jones, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Trevor Horn, and many more.

John Dymond
Widely respected bassist who has recorded and performed with Bruce Cockburn, k.d. lang, Colin Linden, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and Natalie MacMaster.

Lorraine Reid
David Bray’s musical partner with a voice that speaks for itself. One of North America’s finest new R&B vocalists. Lorraine Reid is perhaps best known as the former powerhouse vocalist of TEMPERANCE. Lorraine continues to record commercial jingles for radio and television, as well as performed backup vocals for countless other artists.

Paul Reddick
One of North America’s finest award winning harp players and blues singer/songwriters. Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes him one of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today.

Kim Mitchell
A multi-platinum selling artist who is a Canadian institution. Born in 1952 in Sarnia, Kim Mitchell formed the band Max Webster in 1973. After splitting from the group, he became a solo artist, releasing his self-titled debut in 1982. The follow-up, Akimbo Alogo (1984), was his most successful album; featuring the single “Go for Soda,” it went double platinum in Canada. Four albums followed: Shakin’ like a Human Being (1986), Rockland (1989), I Am a Wild Party (1990) and Aural Fixations (1992).

Richard Bell
The late keyboardist was a member of The Band and Janis
Joplin’s Full Tilt Boogie Band. He also worked with Kathleen Edwards, Colin Linden, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, The Cowboy Junkies, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Judy Collins, The Fridge Magnets, Michael Kaeshammer and Joe Walsh Richard Bell was the son of the Canadian composer and musician Dr. Leslie Bell. Richard started playing the piano at the age of four.

 

Gary Craig
Gary is a Toronto Canada based drummer/percussionist who toured Canada with Jann Arden and has performed live and in the studio with many artists including Anne Murray, Bruce Cockburn, Colin Linden, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Tom Cochrane, Jann Arden, Kathleen Edwards, Marc Jordan, The Rankin Family, Jimmy Rankin, Gregory Hoskins, Jenn Grant, Jesse Cook, Suzie Vinnick, Allanah Myles, John Bottomley, Lawrence Gowan, The Kings, Eddie Schwartz, & many others.

Colin Linden
Guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter known for his solo work as well as producing, recording and performing with Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Colin James and The Band. Linden is a versatile guitarist, both on acoustic and electric guitars, specializing in slide guitar and country blues and ragtime fingerpicking. He frequently collaborates with country and folk performers. He is also a member of the group Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

 
 

Bill King
Bill King is a musician / photo journalist / radio veteran. One of Canada’s finest keyboard players with an illustrious history whose credits reach back to the sixties as music director for Janis Joplin and Linda Ronstadt and through the years – the Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, and many others. An award winning producer, twenty-eight year artistic director of the Beaches International Jazz Festival and a former producer/broadcaster at Toronto’s Jazz.Fm91.

 
 

Jeff Healey
Globally known as one of the greatest guitarists of his time.

 
 

Justin Abedin
One of Canada’s most accomplished guitarists/producers. Known for his work with Jacksoul, Nellie Furtado, Justin Hines, The Wailin’ Jennys and as a member of the Canadian Idol Band.