Jason Buie

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Vancouver based guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Buie has been performing live since the age of sixteen. He has honed his skills over the last fourteen years playing throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and, most recently, Japan. Along the way he has opened for such artists as blues legend Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and The Jeff Healey Band.

With the Release of his critically acclaimed CD“Urban Blues” (2002) his profile continues to grow. Jason was born and raised in Victoria, BC.

As an adolescent he explored the roots of American Blues along with other forms of music that spawned from it. Growing up in an artistic home, Jason had the freedom to explore his passion and talent. He would empty his pockets regularly to purchase blues recordings. He idolized such pioneers as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, The Three Kings: Freddie, Albert, and B.B., Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix and others. His love for the blues really blossomed when he witnessed Albert Collins in concert at fifteen years old.

“I worked at the local grocery store and I borrowed one the older guy’s id. to get into the show. Albert was amazing; there will never be anyone like him.” From that point on Buie was hooked. After high school he spent a year studying music at a college in Nanaimo. The formal education process didn’t mesh with his attitude.

A trip to New Orleans opened his eyes to the real thing. He gigged in Victoria regularly but 1992 the local scene was drying up, prompting a move to Vancouver. He spent five years on the road playing guitar in different bands until, in 1998, Jason left the freelance scene and committed himself to do his own thing.Jason has taken his influences and sculpted them into a style of his own. His music remains a well-seasoned gumbo of blues, funk, rock and soul with influences that originate in the Southern States and inner cities of America.

Jason’s from-the-heart vocals and fiery guitar work combined with a charismatic stage presence have caused listeners and critics to take notice. Jason places great importance on growing as a musician and as a person, and on communicating emotion through his songs. “I want to stay true to myself and not blend in with the current trends. It’s about sharing what I love and what moves me with my audience.”

This passion and honesty always comes through in his live shows.The year 2000 saw the release of Jason’s debut CD“Urban Blues”. The recording reflects Jason’s love of various blues styles from uptown horn arrangements, funk, Texas shuffles. And traditional blues. The CD features some of Vancouver's finest musicians including Al Webster (Long John Baldry, Colin James, Amanda Marshall) on drums, Norm Fisher (Colin James) on Fender upright bass, and Dave Webb on piano. Three tracks feature Steve Hilliam and Derry Byrne (Little Big Band Horns) on tenor sax and trumpet. Stormin' Norman from Vancouver’s Rock 101 Sunday Blues show also lays harmonica down on one track.

“Urban Blues” is on regular rotation on the affiliated satellite network. Two of Jason’s songs have also been featured on Vancouver’s crime drama TV show “Cold Squad”. “Urban Blues” has received excellent reviews and the disc offers a diverse blend guaranteed to satisfy.

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