Rock My Worlds Canada, Chapter 119: Powder Blues Band

[Mike Carr has created a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. See below to see how you can help him achieve this.– AC]

The Powder Blues Band is a blues/pop/jazz band formed in 1978 in Vancouver. Their best known songs include: “Boppin’ with the Blues”, “Doin’ It Right”, “Thirsty Ears”, “Hear That Guitar Ring”, and “What’ve I Been Drinkin”. The band won the Juno Award for “Most Promising Group of the Year” in 1981.

Uncut went double platinum in Canada in 1982, selling over 200,000 copies. In 1986, the band won the American W.C. Handy Award for “Foreign Band of the Year”. Leader and founding member Tom Lavin has written many of the band’s best-known songs including ‘Doin’ It Right’ a SOCAN Classics Winner and ‘Boppin With the Blues’.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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