Colin James (right) brings his Blues Band Trio to the Interior in March. (Terry Farrell photo)

Colin James (right) brings his Blues Band Trio to the Interior in March. (Terry Farrell photo)

Colin James and Blues Trio cranks up Interior stages

Tickets on sale Friday for Vernon, Penticton, Nelson and Cranbrook shows

Multi-Juno Award winner and platinum recording artist Colin James is taking his Blues Trio on tour next spring, with a number of stops in the B.C. Interior.

The trio visits Cranbrook March 22, Nelson March 23, Penticton March 24 and Vernon March 26.

James released his 19th album, Miles to Go, in September 2018, and on the album, James recorded nine new covers of his favourite artists, (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Willie John, Robert Johnson, etc.) and added two originals, I will Remain and 40 Light Years. His previous album in 2016 was Blue Highways and was his first installment of blues covers.

Blue Highways spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Charts. It also landed him one of his biggest hits, Riding in the Moonlight, a Willie Dixon song that James once covered when busking in the streets and subways of Toronto and Montreal and now landed on a Spotify playlist, garnering millions of streams.

Major commercial hits are no stranger to one of Canada’s most well-known artists. Songs like Just Came Back, Five Long Years, Voodoo Thing, Keep on Loving Me Baby, Into the Mystic, Man’s Gotta be a Stone, Shout Baby Shout, and many more.

James and his Blues Trio is stopping in Cranbrook on March 22 at the Key City Theatre; Nelson on March 23 at the Capitol Theatre; Penticton on March 24 at Cleland Theatre and Vernon on March 26 at the Performing Arts Centre

Tickets are available to the general public at all of the usual outlets in each market. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m.

The Colin James Blues Trio Tour is a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection.

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