Gritty Blues with a Contemporary Sensibility
is an explorer of the blues. He says, "I see the Blues as a living art form - not museum exhibit. I think there is room for experimentation and creativity in the blues without losing respect for the roots." In fact, as Slim points out himself, blues has always accepted outside influences and tackled the troubles of the day. Its very nature ensures that it will always be relevant. So, when he adds jazz or sings about the war in Iraq, Slim is taking the blues on the road it was meant to follow.
The first Whiteboy Slim CD, "HOMEMADE", came out in 2003 with eleven original tracks, as a tribute to the Year of the Blues. "I tried to cover as many blues genres as I could here: from Delta blues to hip hop, the CD is still all blues."
The second CD 2006's "aka Whiteboy Slim" continued the exploration and added covers of blues classics, such as Muddy Water's "She's Into Something" and Taj Mahal's "She Caught the Katy". The CD garnered three wins at the Toronto Exclusive Magazine 2007 Music Awards, including Best Male Blues Artist, Best Blues Song (Hey Hold On, Stop), and Best Blues CD.
2007 also saw the release of "A Whiteboy Slim Christmas" which gave a worldwide audience relief from the tired old holiday favourites.
In 2010 Whiteboy Slim released his strongest outing to date, "I'm Still Here", which debuted on the Canadian Roots Charts at #7. The title track “I’m Still Here” was named “Best Blues Song (provincial)” at the 2010 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Awards.
“Hey Little Girl”, the single from Whiteboy Slim’s new CD “I’m Still Here”, has won an honourable mention in Billboard Magazine’s 17th annual Billboard Starmaker WorldWide Song Contest.
Check out some of Whiteboy Slim's blues. The links on the right let you play and download MP3s. They offer a taste of the CDs and the awesome live performance, but the only way to get the full picture is to get to a gig or buy the CDs.It's an incredible assortment of songs from across Whiteboy Slim's back catalogue, and almost acts as a guide to the multifaceted nature of the blues, whether you're listening to it as you play Party Poker, or as you drive down the highway, the tunes spilling out of your speakers.
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