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Blues: Funky Blues Blues: Folk-Blues Moods: Type: Vocal Moods: Mood: Party Music Moods: Type: Live Recordings

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CANADA - Ontario Canada

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Terry Gillespie

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Terry Gillespie, singer, songwriter and founder of Canada’s renowned Heaven’s Radio is best known for his love of rhythm, his musical intensity and his unique soulful voice. He is considered a forefather of the cultural dissemination of American music into Canada. The highly regarded critic Tim Holek has called him "Canada’s King of Roots Music". Though raised in England, he was born in Edmonton, but it was in Michigan in the '60s, that he cut his musical teeth, playing with Blues legends such as Howlin Wolf, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Today his voice is frequently compared to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan while his guitar is reminiscent of Mark Knopfler. Richard Ludmerer, Vice-President, New York Blues and Jazz Society describes Gillespie’s music ” Terry Gillespie possesses a magic that seems to occur right in the middle of each song. It's what causes the hairs to rise on the back of your neck.” Terry delivers something that you have never heard. He finds it digging deep into the roots of americana music. After the time Terry spent with Peter Karp & Sue Foley on the ‘He Said She Said’ Project, they call Terry "a musical shaman".