Thursday September 26th
455 Queen St E
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Showtime at 8:00 p.m.
A soulful musician with an impressive catalogue of well crafted songs and a wry wit to boot, Al casts a magical spell on his audience wherever he goes.
Bluesman AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He was founder and leader of the 2X Juno Award winning band FATHEAD, and along the way built a solid career touring as an acoustic solo act, accompanying himself on guitar and rack harmonica.
His harp and wailing tenor saxophone have been heard on countless recordings/live sessions with some of the best in the blues, and his 2016 standout recording “Slow Burn” made the esteemed world-wide list of Top 100 Blues Albums. That same year he received a Maple Blues Award nomination for “Acoustic Act Of The Year”. In 2017 he received a Recognition Award for “Leadership In Arts & Culture” from the County of Peterborough.
An engaging and skilled artist, he is regarded among the top harmonica players in the country and his prowess on the instrument has earned him no less than ten Maple Blues Award nominations. Throughout the years, Al has been active in sharing his adept harmonica skills, conducting workshops in schools, music camps and festivals.
All will be offering a FREE Master Harmonica Workshop on Thursday September 26th at the Algonquin Hotel. Registration is required at either of Long & McQuades locations of Thomas Walls or Northland Music.
Don’t Delay Register Today! You could be the next GREATEST harmonica player (with a little help from one of the most gifted multi-instrumentalists in Canada!
His voice is wonderfully rough and tumbled, and he mixes it well with the harp on lazy and slinky pieces like “It Takes All Night Long” and “Gonna Have To Wait”. The band can boogie as well as Lerman picks and grins like a juke joint junkie. Lots of good smouldering sounds here.” – Jazz Weekly
“One of the most gifted multi-instrumentalists in Canada. Considered to be one of the finest harp players north of the border.” -Blues Blast, USA
“Lerman’s compositions are, for the most part, quietly unassuming mini-masterpieces. He is an absolute master… every note tempered by experience yet delivered with undiminished energy and enthusiasm, and Lerman has clearly taken the time to get things right -John Taylor, Blinded By Sound
AL LERMAN offers up a tasty acoustic/electric musical mix that will not only please fans, but will undoubtedly make many new ones as well!
$15.00 Advanced and SBS members
$10.00 Students 18 and under
$20.00 at the door
Tickets available at our supporting outlets
♦ Algonquin Hotel
♦ Case Music
♦ Northland Music
♦ Rockin” Vinyl Records
♦ Stones Office Supply
♦ Thomas Walls Music
♦ KCTC Box Office
and online at www.saultctc.ca(service charges apply)
For more information on Al Lerman, be sure to visit his website https://www.allermanmusic.com/
The Sault Blues Society is a non-profit group of Blues fans and musicians who work to keep the Blues happening in and around the Northern Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. We do our best to promote ALL Blues performances that happen in or near the Sault and we also host our own events.