Current Swell, a band based in Victoria BC, in the foreground of the “new roots” music front pushing out of Canada’s west coast. The band has been around for a few years getting their early recognition around the world as a mainstay in the “surf rock” community. Their sound continues to develop into a blues and roots feel, gaining even more popularity with their fans while sharing stages with bands such as Xavier Rudd, The Beautiful Girls, Bedouin Soundclash, the Beach Boys and many others.
Ella Coyesis a young folk musician and enrapturing singer/songwriter. Her soulful lyrics and unique vocal tone set provides an intimate feel in any venue. She has been quoted as “the voice you grew up with but never heard.” Ella finds her muse coming from day to day life, like the first cup of tea in the morning, or the feeling of crawling into bed with a set of freshly washed sheets. Her musical inspirations include the likes of Joni Mitchell and Lou Reed. Ella is currently working on her debut EP, no current release date set.
Alfie Smith is a true modern day Blues Man, Blending hard edgedRock and Roll, Gospel, Folk and Jazz with Pure Primal Blues to create his own unique sound. He’s skilled at many instruments including 7 string slide guitar, banjo, guitar, 12 sting and lap steel. First and foremost Alfie is a singer with a deep, passionate, brooding baritone vocal style in the tradition of the old Blues shouters.
Ed has worked with some of the biggest names in Canadian music and toured worldwide playing in some of the most prestigious music halls: Royal Albert Hall, London…Carnegie Hall, New York….Los Angeles Amphitheatre, Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, LA……and many more….
*5 Time CCMA Steel Guitar Player of the Year, and inducted in to the Hall of Honour at this years 2016 CCMA Awards
*Toured and recorded with Gordon Lightfoot for 16 years, Ian Tyson, Anne Murray and many of Canada’s topCountry Artists
*2 x’s CMAO Awards, AWA Awards in Dallas with award winning group, The Western Swing Authority
TWG’s Welcomes: International Award Winning Bluesman Tim Williams
Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi – instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the ‘Roots’ music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60’s.
Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.
Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”
Tim’s Instrument: Twisted Original – Deep Body Weissenborn
Douglas John Cameron
Douglas John Cameron has been described as a modern day troubador. His songwriting and performing career spans almost four decades and is rooted deeply in the folk/blues/country tradition. In 1985 his tune ” Mona With The Children” hit the top 20 in Canada and garnered a Juno nomination. Recently he has applied his songwriting and composing talents to the world of television and movies.
Cameron is also an established children’s entertainer who has written songs for top Canadian pre-school shows including “Ants In Your Pants”, “Wee 3”, and “Big and Small”.
Douglas, will be performing and recording on our Dorado Tenor ukulele and Solid Koa concert ukulele on his upcoming projects.
Twisted Wood Guitars welcomes recording artist and producer Pete Lesperance to the Twisted Wood Artist Team.
Pete Lesperance is a multifaceted musician/songwriter/producer based in Toronto, Canada. Until recently Pete was best known for his prowess as a world-renowned guitarist and half of the song writing force behind international recording group Harem Scarem. With over 1,000,000 records sold as a Warner Music recording artist, Pete has successfully transitioned into writing, producing and mixing.
Pete records and produces out of his studio Hope Sound in Toronto, Pete’s songs have been recorded and released the world over by artists from Canada, the US, Europe, and Asia.
Malu Tenor Ukulele
Twisted Original Weissenborn – Solid Wood Mountian Edition