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The Paul DesLauriers Band is made up of guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers, and the rhythm section of Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. Having worked together on various projects for nearly 20 years, the band has become bound by friendship and an unshakable mutual respect.
These Montreal-based, Canadian Blues veterans blend rock with straight-ahead blues in a way that echoes the vibe of the great power trios from the 60’s and 70’s, yet they take the music to another level via modern stylings and an attack that’s free of clichés. It’s all wondrously peppered with pleasing funky bass lines and a swamp-blues backbeat.
Having garnered top blues awards at festivals dating from since their inception, At the 32nd International Blues Challenge (IBC), the world’s largest gathering of blues acts, they rose to the top to take the runner-up title in the Band category in a competition that saw 119 bands competing for a spot on the podium.
Special guest Dustin Douglas is the founder, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania’s award-winning, chart topping, blues-rock, power trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen. While best known for his powerful stage performances with DDEG, Dustin Douglas still enjoys performing with simply a microphone and his trusty Martin acoustic guitar.