Campbell and Johnston – Blues, News, and a Show in the Sault!


The Sault is in for a musical treat when Halifax Blues-Rock power duo, Christine Campbell & Blake Johnston breeze into town to lay down their groove at Soo Blaster on Thursday, June 1st.

With their music being described as soulful, they have built a name for themselves on the Canadian scene blending 60’s and 70’s rock-style guitar riffs and glorious vocal harmonies.  Not just a flash in the pan, the duo have caught the eye of established musicians and have opened for names of note such as Burton Cummings, Steve Earle & Bob Seger.

Their 2021 release, the self-titled album, Campbell & Johnston’s Black Market Band, which was self produced, earned them an award for Best Blues Album at the 2022 ECMAs and a Maple Blues Nomination. As a follow up, 2023, Campbell’s home province showed their support for her, with the Music PEI award “Rooted to the Island Award”!

The Sault Blues Society is proud to present Campbell & Johnston to the Community.

Tickets are currently on sale at a cost of $25.00 in advance and for SBS members, one can pay  $30.00 at the door. Tickets are on sale now at Case Music, Long & McQuade, the RAD Zone, Sault Community Box Office, Sessions Cannabis, Soo Blaster and Stone’s Office Supply.

The show will be held at Soo Blaster, 345 Queen Street, East, on Thursday, June 1st.

Doors open at 6:30 with the local opener Smokehouse (Mike Yurich (guitar, vocals and keys) Steve Francis (bass) Mark Mizzi (drums) taking the stage at 7pm.

The Sault Blues Society is adding 3 local musicians to this power house duo for this show, they are Lindsay Pugh (bass), Cliff Alloy (drums) and Jeff Holmes (keys) to round out this performance.

The duo made time to do a brief interview highlighting their current, past, present and upcoming just prior to leaving for their tour.

With their easy demeanour and obvious chemistry this is a show not to be missed.


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