& The Griffintown Jug Addicts
”There have been many flashbacks of late to the days when jug bands were the cat’s meow of the ’30s and ’40s. Yet few get it like Livingstone and his serious six-piece, who rely on homemade instruments for authenticity. All the more surprising that this talented finger-style guitarist hails from north of the 49th–he sounds like he hails from the Appalachians.” – Eric Thom www.penguineggs.ab.ca
Drawing inspiration from roots blues and ragtime acts of the 1930s, The Griffintown Jug Addicts recreate the ambiance of that lost era in music when simplicity and fun were what really mattered in the making of music. Led by the fingerstyle guitarist Dan Livingstone, this group reflects and reinvents with brio these traditions in their own unique voice. Nominated for a Lys Blues Award (2012), their album landed on the Blind Lemon Top 20 Canadian Blues Albums Of 2012 chart and was noted by the Blues Underground Network where it was ranked #6 in the category “Not Necessarily Blues” (Worldwide). Recently ”Pick of the Week” on CBC, the group gets regular radio airplay on CBC and 101.9 in the Ottawa region. The Griffintown Jug Addicts also recorded on the latest release of the group Gros Mené, which won a Felix for Album of the Year (2013) in the category Alternative. Over the course of the past few years, this formation has performed in festivals such as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Festival International Blues de Tremblant, and the Cahors Blues Festival (France). Acclaimed by critics and the general public alike, Dan Livingstone & The Griffintown Jug Addicts leaves no one indifferent.