2014 Maple Blues Award – Best New Group
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!
High Resolution Photos
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin Quartet
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin - This Old Dawg
Wicked Grin - Outta Time Train - Ottawa BluesFest
WG Live - Freedom
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin - Shame On Me
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin - By My Side
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin - Diving Duck Blues
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin - Midnight Howl - Ottawa Bluesfest
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin - Outta Time Train
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin Trio
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin In Germany
Murray Kinsley and Wicked Grin have toured extensively through Canada and the United States and are expanding into Europe.
Wicked Grin tour as a trio or quartet. The lineup changes dependent upon the availability of the musician and the number of performers the venue or festival require.
- 2014 Maple Blues Award – Best New Group
- 2014 Runner-up – Toronto Blues Society New Talent Search
- 2014 Blues Rock Album of the Year – Shame On Me – The Blues Underground Network
- 2014 Winner Ottawa Blues Society’s Road To Memphis Challenge
- 2015 Maple Blues Award – Bassist of The Year – Leigh-Anne Stanton
- 2015 Blues Rock Album of the Year – Stormy Water – The Blues Underground Network
- 2015 International Blues Challenge Participants
- 2015 Top 20 Canadian Blues Albums – Stormy Water – Brent Morrison – Rockin’ Blues Show
- 2018 Winner of the Loyal Blues Fellowship Road To Memphis Challenge
- 2018 Maple Blues Award Nomination – Bassist of the Year – Leigh-Anne Stanton
- 2018 International Blues Challenge Semi Finalists
- 2018 International Blues Challenge Best Self Produced CD Semi Finalists – Murder Creek
WHERE WE’RE BEING PLAYED
|DAWG FM – 101.9 Ottawa||CKCU – 93.1 FM Ottawa|
|WRIP – 97.9 FM Catskills – Local Licks||CHLY – 101.7 FM – Vancouver Island|
|CJMP – 90.1 FM Powell River||CFIS – 93.1 FM Prince George|
|CILU – 102.7 FM Thunder Bay||KCOR – Kansis City On Line Radio|
|Network Radio 4 – Europe||CJSW – 90.9 FM Calgary, The Blues Witness|
|Bluestown Radio – Netherlands||Lincoln City Radio – 103.6 FM – England|
|Halton Radio – Sunday Morning Soul||CBC – Saturday Night Blues – Holger Petersen|
|Jazz FM – 91.1 – Toronto – Danny Marks||CHMR – 93.5 – St. John’s NFLD|
|Radio Regent – Julie Hill The Blues Dr.||CIUT – 89.5 – Toronto – John Valentyn|
|CKUW – Winnipeg MB – Bluesday||CKWR 98.5 – Waterloo ON|
|CKUT 90.3 – Montreal QC||Blues Underground Network|
|CKMN – 96.5 – Rimouski, QC||Sirius XM – BB King’s Bluesville|
|101.5 FM – The Hawk – Blues Blast|