Originally from the hills of rural Quebec, now based in Toronto, Brian Colorblind Blain has been performing his unique brand of slow-cooked, solid-groove folk blues for more than 40 years - soulful, thoughtful, always entertaining. His current release on NorthernBlues includes four tracks with Michael Jerome Browne and guest appearances by Harry Manx, Paul Reddick, members of Downchild and other Canadian blues luminaries.
a brilliant writer incorporating everyday experiences and situations into his lighthearted blues songs...Brian Blain could put a smile on a gargoyle.
- Richard Bourcier, jazzreview.com
...the kind of deceptively laid-back groove associated with Ali Farka Tour» (I kid you not)
- Norman Darwen, Blues & Rhythm, UK
master storyteller...It is refreshing to know of artists such as Brian Blain.
- Music City Blues Society, Nashville, TN
...excellent guitar playing and (a) funny, wry, intelligent take on life.”
- Bruce Erskine, Halifax Chronicle Herald
one of the wittiest songwriting pens on the Canadian blues scene.
- Mike Regenstreif, Montreal Gazette
“… wry and thoughtful songwriting … singing with great empathy, and completely lacking affectation … guided by the universal blues aesthetic of related experiences, connecting listeners to performance, and making them highly accessible.”