Ghostrider Blues Band

Ghostrider & The Allied Horns originally formed as a blues band in July 2009 but soon became one of the areas most popular dance/party bands.

This transpired innocently enough as the group expanded its repertoire while being called upon to perform bar shows and dances. When it came time to record the bands debut album, Paul opted to record an all original disc of his own music rather than a "blues" album. It was a decision that weighed heavily, but given the response by fans of the album, it was a decision that came with a happy ending.

Ghostrider Blues Band was borne out of Pauls' desire to get back to playing the music he so enjoyed performing in his earlier years. Straight - up, in-your-face, guitar-driven, rockin' blues. By no means a traditional blues band, Ghostrider has a certain edge to their sound and delivers a high-energy show,no doubt fueled by Pauls admiration for and influence by guitar greats such as Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, S.R.V., Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Gary Moore, Robin Trower, Freddie King and countless others.

"I've always tended to gravitate toward the "nastier" blues/rock guitarists, guys with a lot of angst and emotion in their playing. I love composing and arranging original music of various styles from a creativity point of view but equally enjoy digging in to the blues and just "playing" in a less structured and arranged format".

The band features Morse, Jackson, Bowers and Murray and sax man Kenny MacKay as an option. The band also features the full horn section on occasion for concert/festival shows under the banner "Ghostrider Blues Band & The Allied Horns".

As mentioned in Pauls bio, he spent most of the 90's performing throughout Atlantic Canada and on the southern Ontario blues scene and has performed with and/or been billed alongside blues artists such as, Downchild Blues Band, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Tony D, Derek Trucks, Jeff Healey, Morgan Davis, Pat Rush, Chicago Pete, Paul James, Jack DeKeyser, Chuck Jackson & The All Stars, The Meteor Horns, Sue Foley, Pat Savage, Danny B, Rita Chiarelli, Ray "Taff" Williams & Gary Pickford-Hopkins (UK),and Chris Duarte to name a few...and East Coast greats Dutch Mason, Matt Minglewood, Carson Downey Band, John Campbelljohn, John Lee, Joe Murphy, Doris Mason, Abby Aucoin Blues Band, Wayne Nicholson,... and many more.

Paul met legendary Quebec blues man Stephen Barry while on the road in the mid 90's in Kingston, Ontario where they were both playing the same club and explained to him that he was more of a "rockin' blues" player than a "traditionalist"... to which Barry replied, "well, that's the way you guys do it on the East Coast isn't it" ?

Indeed.

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