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April 2, 2007

Calgary Guitarist Guy Chaput Releases Debut CD

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian blues music news

Guy Chaput & Sci-fi Band
CD Release Awakenings
Thursday, April 5
Ironwood Stage, Calgary

Chaput’s Awakenings a Swampy Mix

Calgary guitarist, singer and songwriter Guy Chaput releases his debut album Awakenings, on Thursday, April 5th at Ironwood Stage at 8:00 p.m.

Featuring a swampy mix, Guy Chaput’s music and sound are definitely out of the box. While the foundation is firmly rooted in the blues, his electrified sound draws from boogie-rock to funk and rhythm & blues, fusing with his gritty vocals and blistering guitar to become a sound that defies description.

Guy Chaput officially marks his arrival on the Canadian blues scene April 5, 2007 with the launch of his debut CD Awakenings (Indie 2007). Writing thirteen of the fourteen originals (drummer Duris Maxwell contributes the title track), Guy’s honest, eclectic songs deliver heartfelt messages and a lean, genuine sound. His distinctive guitar style is spare and authentic, his rough-hewn voice and true-to-life lyrics speak to the hearts of everyday people.

The artist grew up in Manitoba and moved to Calgary several years ago, where he’s cemented himself in the local scene, forming the core of Sci-fi Band along with guitarist Dave Currie and drummer Duris Maxwell (Heart, Powder Blues, Trooper). Awakeningsfeatures the band as well as a number special guests including veteran bluesman Tim Williams, who also acts as co-producer along with Maxwell and Chaput.

Guy Chaput and Sci-fi recently drew the attention of the producers of the Calgary International Blues Festival, who’ve signed them for a mainstage performance at this year’s festival in August.

For more information visit www.guychaput.com

Thursday, April 5 8pm
Guy Chaput & Sci-fi Band
CD Release Awakenings
Ironwood Stage, Calgary

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