Sometimes you just have to do what you love, and The Paul DesLauriers Band has been very busy doing just that. The is trio made up of virtuoso guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and masterful rhythm section Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. The self-titled new electric album from these three pillars of the Quebec Blues scene has captured the subtlety and intensity, the unique interplay and excitement they are so well known for. Released to unanimously excellent reviews on March 18th 2014, the album reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Canada Blues Chart within a month!
They are currently touring in support of the new album with notable performances that include The Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Tremblant International Jazz Festival, The Dutch Mason Blues Festival and the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest among many others. Undeniably part of Canada’s musical elite, all three members are currently nominees at the 2015 Maple Blues Awards; Paul DesLauriers for Guitarist of the Year, Sam Harrisson for Drummer of the Yearand Greg Morency for Bassist of the Year. Paul DesLauriers is the Winner of 2 Maple Blues Awards in 2014, including Guitarist of the Year. Sam Harrisson is a three-time Maple Blues Award Drummer of the Year nominee. Along with Greg Morency, collectively, they have won 13 Quebec Lys Blues Awards. In June 2013 they released “Enter The Gate” with sitar maestro Anwar Khurshid, a unique acoustic meeting between the Blues and Indian Classical music. The group won the “Best In Festival” award after their performance at the Tremblant International Blues Festival in July 2013.