Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin
Reviewers have described this Maple Blues Award winning band as stripped-down, hellaciously rockin’ new blues with the distinctive voice and guitar-work of Murray Kinsley, awesome harmonica, and a rhythm section that swings with reckless, casual precision (bass: Leigh-Anne Stanton, drums: Bruce Saunders). From Ottawa, Canada, the group brings their innovative original blues to venues and festivals in Canada, the US, England, and Germany. Leigh-Anne Stanton has been nominated as 2108 Maple Blues Awards Bassist of the Year, and the band was a semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019. Their latest album “Murder Creek,” released October 2018, has earned widespread industry acclaim and was a semi-finalist for the IBC Best Self-Produced CD Award.