Dan Livingstone / Figerstyle Guitar, Dobro and Vocals

Founder of the Griffintown Jug Addicts, fingerstyle blues guitarist Dan Livingstone has been receiving acclaim from musicians and audiences alike as an exceptional fingerstyle guitar player and an engaging performer. Whether playing rags, swing, blues or spirituals, his expressive style marks him as a musician with “big ears” and a passion for the authentic. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, Dan has toured extensively in Norway, Germany, France and Belgium. He has also toured in China, Ireland, Greece, and the U.S. His appearances and concerts across Canada over the last decade have included festivals and concerts from coast to coast, appearing at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Mont Tremblant Blues festival, and the Carleton International Blues Festival to name but a few.

Dominic Desjardins / Tenor Banjo and Vocals

Hailing from New-Richmond, in Gaspesie, ”Dom” Desjardins was educated and recieved his diploma in Jazz (guitar) at the CEGEP St-Laurent and continued his studies at Concordia University on Tenor Banjo. He founded of the Early Jazz Band (with Jerome Dupuis-Cloutier), before joining the The Griffintown Jug Addicts in 2010 where he shines by his distinctive and authentic style. A passionate New Orleans influenced player, he has worked with Andrew Homzy, Jordan Officer, Gregory Charles, Circo de Bazuka, Jerome Dupuis-Cloutier, They Call me Rico, La Horde Vocale and the Jazz Knights.

Mathieu Roberge / Upright Bass, Washtub Bass, Washbiard and Vocals

Originally from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, where he started his musical career at the age of 15, Mathieu Roberge is recognized for his imaginative style and expressive performances on the upright bass and washtub bass, as well as vocals. A member of the Griffintown Jug Addicts since 2011, Roberge brings a colourful and festive air to all he plays, and an extraordinary gift in exploring different musical genres. Over the years he has worked in many settings, including performing with the Cirque du Soleil and le Circo De Bakuza, and several well-known Quebec bands such as Coyote Bill, Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier, Kit Soden, Olivier Bélisle, the Early Jazz Band, Masson Stomp and Les Zorbits.


Acolyte des tout débuts de cette aventure, Julia Narveson est native de Waterloo, en Ontario, et s’établit à Montréal en 2005. Issue du milieu classique, cette violoniste est peu à peu devenue pluri-instrumentiste et alterne, depuis une vingtaine d’années, violon, ukulélé « bass », saxophones, mandoline, scie musicale, cruches et contrebassine. Championne Mondiale Jug Tubbist, Julia Naverson s’est spécialisée dans les styles musicaux traditionnels folk et country. Elle performe dans de nombreux groupes dont Lake of Stew, et bien sûr, The Griffintown Jug Addicts où elle s’est taillée une place de pilier par son intonation et son groove incroyables. (Translation coming soon)


Natif de Châteauguay, au Québec, Brad Levia s’est d’abord démarqué à travers une multitude de groupes punks et rocks du Québec et de l’Ontario. C’est en 2004 qu’il se présente en solo pour la première fois sous le pseudonyme de « Uncle Daddy » avec un style musical s’apparentant au country et au rockabilly. Il forme par la suite le groupe Lake of Stew, avec Julia Narveson, puis The Griffintown Jug Addicts. (Translation coming soon)

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