East Coast Canadian Blues Rock
Like the infamous North Atlantic fog from which the group was born, Beauwater exists in the grey. Not quite one thing, but no more the other, their brand of Blues laden Rock walks the boundaries between both genres, tip-toeing between themes and stylings from each and bringing the best of both worlds to life. Drawing inspiration from Blues Rock pioneers of the past and present, Beauwater delivers hard-driving riffs and vocals, clever lyricism and soulful grooves in a manner that’s all their own.
Formed in 2008 in St. John’s, NL, the group’s history is proof of their versatility and ability to appeal to both Blues and Rock fans alike, having performed with acts such as Our Lady Peace, Third Eye Blind, Big Sugar, The Trews, Matt Mays and Hey Rosetta! Their 2016 album ‘Lovers, Fools and Kings’ propelled the group into the regional spotlight, earning the 2017 ECMA for Blues Recording of the Year, bringing their career total MusicNL Award nominations to 5, and earning regular radio play across Atlantic Canada and the NorthEastern United States.
The group, made up of Jonathon Reid (Guitar/Vocals), Greg Newhook (Bass) and Mike Maddox (Drums), looks to pick up this momentum in
2021, releasing their third studio album ‘Who Works For Who?’ in Fall 2020, and setting their sights across Canada to follow up their successful “It Only Took Us A Decade” Tour this past year, which saw them span Eastern Canada with Festival performances in four different provinces. No strangers to the festival stage, the group has been repeat performers at the Wreckhouse Jazz/Blues Festival, Iceberg Alley Performance Tent, George Street Festival, as well as five-time MusicNL Week Showcasing artists and two-time ECMA Week Showcasing artists.
WHO WORKS FOR WHO?
The New Album
As a follow-up to their award-winning 2016 breakthrough album ‘Lovers, Fools and Kings’, Beauwater has once again teamed up with Producer Chris Kirby to bring forth a powerhouse album that reflects the group’s natural growth and sensibilities, but further captures the essence of their energetic ‘leaveit-all-on-the-stage’ live show.
The new album, Who Works For Who?, includes ten songs, each carefully crafted to showcase the group’s tenacity and musicianship. With the return of of Kelly Hoppe of Big Sugar on Harmonica, Chris Harnett on Saxophone, Terry Campbell on Trumpet and Chris Kirby on Keys, the band has recaptured the magical lineup that helped make their last effort a success.
Intent on creating a record that duplicates the band’s live fervor and stripped-down approach, the team has ensured no note goes to waste in their pursuit of an end product that is authentically raw and unique.
Still holding onto the fence between Blues and Rock, the new record sees the group dive deeper into their Blues repertoire to produce tracks such as ‘Flavour of the Week’, an in-your-face ‘power shuffle’ and ‘Tonight She’s Gonna Burn’, a true-story that’s equal parts
lamentful and intense, while still throwing in hardhitting blues-laden rock tunes like the inquisitive and heavy-driving title track “Who Works For Who?”, and the subdued jazzy styling of “Broken Man Behind The Wheel” – a sultry swinging tale of love lost and forgotten.
Who Works For Who? (3:02)
Flavour of the Week (4:16)
The New Disease (2:54)
The Real McCoy (3:23)
Tonight She’s Gonna Burn (3:53)
Long Way Down (3:30)
Nodding Off (3:51)
The Broken Man Behind The Wheel (3:45)
One Way Out (3:49)