The Smoke Wagon Blues Band

Featuring whiskey-stained soul vocals, funky blues harmonica, slick R&B/roots guitar, swinging piano work, soulful organ, riveting The Smoke Wagon Blues Band saxophone, with a racy, taut rhythm section, The Smoke Wagon Blues Band has been performing on festival stages for over two decades.

Formed in 1996, the band first became crowd favourites in Hamilton, Ontario’s famous Hess Village. Seven independent album releases, international radio play, and a large local fan base propelled the band to venues across the continent. The group’s last three albums were international hits reaching the top of the Roots and Blues charts and garnering 5-star reviews in blues magazines and blogs around the globe.

Special audio appearance on this episode by Jack, Corey’s pup. 

Source & Full Band Page

The official video for the Acadian Blues : “Lay Say Lay” from “The Ballad of Albert Johnson” by the award winning Smoke Wagon Blues Band 2020, Written by Lueck, Bruce, & Colavecchia, performed by The Smoke Wagon Blues Band, & Lyrics by Corey Lueck. Directed, produced and color edited by Brandon Kummer, Brandon Kummer Films. Filmed at The Moonshine Cafe Oakville Ontario Canada.

The Ballad of Albert Johnson from the Award Nominated 2020 “Ballad of Albert Johnson” by The Smoke Wagon Blues Band. A fun depiction of the legendary Canadian tale: The Mad Trapper of Rat River. Animation by Patrick Politowski

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ and What's Our Buzz she promotes podcasts, independent artists, bands and venues. For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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