20 Years of Bop & Blues!

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Incel­e­bra­tion of 20 years of per­form­ing, writ­ing and pro­duc­ing blues mu­sic, Mike Goudreau & The Bop­pin’ Blues Band are proud to present their an­niver­sary al­bum, 20 Years of Bop & Blues. The record of­fers 13 new orig­i­nal songs rang­ing from swing­ing to funky, from New Or­leans to blues-rock, with some south­ern soul & gospel thrown in for good mea­sure! have been in­cluded in six Jazz CD box sets dis­trib­uted in Europe and Asia with SONY-BMG and Univer­sal.

2012 Re­lease of their new al­bum, 20 Years of Bop & Blues, in April. … and count­ing! For in­for­ma­tion and book­ings, write to mikegoudreau@hot­mail.com or info@mikegoudreau.com, or phone 819-876-2109.

This lat­est Bop­pin’ of­fer­ing fea­tures Mike Goudreau on vo­cals and gui­tar, Jonathan Boudreau on bass, Jean-françois Bé­gin on drums, David Élias on tenor and bari­tone sax, Serge Arse­nault on trom­bone, and Maxime St-pierre on trum­pet. The BBB is joined by guests Lor­rie Good­man on B3 or­gan, and spe­cial guest Pierre La­cocque, of the Chicago band Mis­sis­sippi Heat, on har­mon­ica.

All songs are by Mike Goudreau, in­clud­ing the help of co-com­posers Lor­rie Good­man, Jonathan Boudreau and JeanFrançois Bé­gin. Also par­tic­i­pat­ing to the French lyrics to one song is long-time BBB friend Michel Aubin. 20 years of BBB…

1992 Mike Goudreau and drum­mer Richard Berg­eron found the Bop­pin Blues Band as a re­sult of reg­u­lar Mon­day night gigs at the Café du Palais in Sher­brooke. With a demo recorded in the fam­ily base­ment, BBB per­forms at 3 “La­batt Blues” fes­ti­vals in Trois-riv­ières, Sher­brooke and Riv­ière-du-loup.

1994 Re­lease of the 1st BBB al­bum, Sold Out. Real Blues Mag­a­zine calls them “one of Canada’s most tal­ented new blues bands”.

1995 First ap­pear­ance at Mon­treal In­ter­na­tional Jazz Fes­ti­val

1996 Re­lease of the 2nd al­bum, I Dig My Job. More ac­co­lades, and Real Blues Mag­a­zine names them ‘’Best Cana­dian Blues Band’’.

1997 BBB backs up the “Prime Min­is­ter of Blues” Dutch Ma­son for a se­ries of ten sold out con­certs across Que­bec.

1999 Re­lease of the 3rd al­bum, Happy Go Lucky, nom­i­nated for a Maple Blues Award.

2000 BBB re­ceives a grant from the Con­seil des arts et des let­tres du Québec for re­search and cre­ation, and pro­duces the 4th CD, Nous avions ren­dez-vous, with 12 orig­i­nal blues songs in French. This al­bum also leads to a gig at “Les Fran­cofolies”, and a live con­cert record­ing from “La Mai­son de la cul­ture de Fron­tenac” in Mon­treal by Ra­dio Canada’s Si­lence, on jazz, broad­cast coast to coast.

2006 BBB fea­tured on the cover of BCR, a blues mag­a­zine from France.

2007 Re­lease of the 5th al­bum, Bop­pin’ 15, a com­pi­la­tion of songs from the first two al­bums plus six new orig­i­nals. Gigs at the Mon­treal Jazz Fes­ti­val and the Trem­blant Blues Fes­ti­val. The songs “Blues des loups” and ‘”Blues en blou­son”’ are used on

2011 Many songs used on net­work TV, most notably: Dirty

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