2014 Maple Blues Award – Best New Group

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Many thanks to the City of Ottawa

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Gritty Roots Rock!

Reviewers have described this Maple Blues Award-winning band as stripped-down, hellaciously rockin’ new blues with the distinctive voice and guitar-work of Murray Kinsley, awesome harmonica, and a rhythm section that swings with reckless, casual precision (Laura Greenberg on bass and Bruce Saunders on drums).

Based in Ottawa, Canada, the band brings their innovative original blues to venues and festivals across Canada, the US, England, and Germany.

Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin won the Maple Blues Award for “Best New Group” in 2014 and Laura is a two time Maple Blues Awards Bassist of the Year, and the act was a semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019.

Wicked Grin’s latest album “Murder Creek,” released October 2018, has earned widespread industry acclaim and was a semi-finalist for the 2019 IBC Best Self-Produced CD Award.

To the journey!

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