From The Fraser Valley Blues Society. Another award winner is coming our way. Chris Antonik, from Toronto is touring BC & the Fraser Valley Blues Society is the only Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley stop!
Chris is a seasoned musician touring with a 4 piece band. His last CD “Better For You” received several award nominations and much critical acclaim including being named Best Canadian Blues Rock album of 2013 (by BC’s Blues Underground Network). Critics and blues music industry experts in North America and Europe agree that Better For You was one of the best releases of 2013. Here is what some had to say:
“One of the finest releases from the Great White North in many a year…….a living and breathing masterpiece. Antonik is a blues star rising.”- Cascade Blues Association, Oregon
“A salient reference point is Eric Clapton, especially in Antonik’s warm, thick guitar sound, which often sounds in both tone and note selection like mid-to-late 1980s Clapton, around the time of Journeyman.“ – Blues Blast Magazine
“’Better For You’ is the sound of someone taking the blues to a new place……[the song] ‘Nothing I Can Do’ features a truly spectacular guitar solo that has shades of Buddy Guy and Hendrix” – American Blues Scene
“A superb album….[Turn To Shine] features a superb guitar solo that could easily have been Derek Trucks.” – Blues in Britain
To live up to these accolades on stage, Chris delivers an unbridled and passionate live performance that gives audiences more than their money’s worth and leaves them wanting more. An exceptional guitarist who has been compared to Clapton, a soulful singer and an inventive songwriter, Chris is the real deal.
Tickets $20 each:
Tickets can be purchased at the Eagles Hall Lounge (2 – 11 weekdays, 11 – midnight weekends) or call 604-217-2259.