An Interview with Steve Strongman

[Another contribution by interviewer-at-large, Andrew Epstein. – AC]

An Interview with Canadian Bluesman Steve Strongman

by Andrew Epstein

Photo Courtesy of Strut Entertainment

Juno-winning bluesman Steve Strongman has just released a new album called No Time Like Now that injects hard rock and gospel into traditional blues. He’s shared stages with legends like B.B. King and Buddy Guy, but it was before a working-class weekday headlining set at Toronto’s Rivoli that I caught up with Strongman. We talked about the warm tone and diverse influences on the new album, whether awards help underground musicians, and how he feels about modernization in blues.

Steve Strongman has a number of dates lined up for the spring and summer in Ontario and Quebec. You can listen to the title track from the new album No Time Like Now on SoundCloud.


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