Calgary Bluesfest (2010)
Saskatoon based singer-songwriter B.C. Read has spent nearly three decades honing his craft and performing at clubs and festivals throughout western Canada, Europe and the northern U.S.
B.C's music is a mix of Chicago, Delta and Texas blues styles poured over a generous helping of Folk, Rock and Country, with influences such as
The Band, Joe Cocker, John Hiatt, Slide Guitar Man Roy Rodgers as well as classic bluesmen like Son House and Big Bill Broonzy seeping into the sound.
His work has been charted by blues DJ’s around the world as well as heard in film and television.
The B.C. Read Band has backed some of the greatest roots & blues players of our time,
including Hubert Sumlin, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Anders Osborn and Joan Baez, as well as opened for such stars as Keb Mo, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Joe Louis Walker,
and Billy Branch among the many.
B.C. is the founding President (Past) of the Saskatoon Blues Society and remains involved with 'The Blues In Schools' program,
a Blues education and performance workshop available to schools throughout Saskatchewan.
His first two albums, My Tunes (1998) and Live (2002) have been charted in the top 10 by Blues DJ's from as far away as Australia, Greece, Spain and Germany
as well as in the US & Canada. His latest effort "Bowl of Sugar" has also received wide praise from both fans and critics.
The B.C. Read Band will celebrate the June release of their latest CD and will perform music from the album during the Calgary International Blues Festival.