The Grounds are embarking on the first leg of their summer tour dates, into Western Canada
Matt Blais’ song “Everything Connected” takes 1st place in the Great American Songwriting Contest!
Organizers say ““Everything Connected” by Matt Blais emerged impressively as the solid First-Place winner in the Rock category, despite strong competition. Judges praised the song for its “smartly engaging lyric and well-crafted melodic structure.” Great work, Matt!”
We’re very proud of the achievements that Matt has been making. Congratulations Matt!
July is a busy month for Matt Blais and the band. Matt will be opening for Blue Rodeo, The Trews and Glorious Sons on 3 of several summer dates.
Check Matt and the band out at any of the following dates this summer.
421 12th Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, Canada
219 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 7N2, Canada
9930 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7 , Canada
21 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3P7, Canada
300 Kildonan Ave, Enderby, BC, Canada
Suite 720, 304 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1C2, Canada
2461 Lost Creek Road, Birch Island, BC, V0E 1N1, Canada
My Song for Change 2014 winner Matt Blais performs Fire From the Spark, featuring Sam Roberts (Sam Roberts Band), Cone McCaslin (Sum 41), Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent), Hill Kourkoutis (Serena Ryder) and Sekou Lumumba (Serena Ryder), and produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Stone Sour).
You can buy the song on iTunes now.
Matt Blais Wins “My Song for Change” To Work with Sam Roberts
We are extremely proud to announce Matt Blais has won the My Song For Change and will be working with Sam Roberts. Thank you to all Matt’s fans for voting daily for his song and helping him to make Top 10 where he was chosen as the winner by an adjudication process! My Song For Change is put on by Make Music Matter! Congratulations Matt! The song is killer!
You can hear Matt’s winning song here!
Catch Matt Blais on his Summer Blais Tour through BC/ AB!
Jun 27 – Calgary, AB – Century Casino
Jul 01 – Calgary, AB – Stephen Ave Walk
Jul 23 – Edmonton, AB – Taste of Edmonton – Churchill Square, Remax Stage
Jul 25- Drayton Valley, AB – Sky Lounge
Jul 26 – Red Deer, AB – Wild Bill’s
Aug 02 – Camrose, AB- Big Valley Jamboree, Singer Songwriter Tent
Aug 14 – Canmore, AB- Canmore Hotel
Aug 15 – Grindrod, BC- Riverfront Pub
Aug 16 – Birch Island, BC- Serenity Performing Arts Centre
Aug 17 – Calgary, AB – Taste of Calgary – Eau Claire Festival Plaza
2014 is already shaping up with some awesome tours and shows. We are happy to announce the first of many to come!
SYMPHONY CRACK ORCHESTRA in Winnipeg MB at Pyramid Cabaret for a 3 day engagement.
More SCO dates and Canadian Tour TBA!
MATT BLAIS Alberta Tour
January 22 – Leah’s Bar & Grill, Red Deer AB
January 23 – Richard’s Pub, Edmonton AB
January 24/ 25 – Better Than Fred’s, Grande Prairie AB
ALL ELSE FAILS
1st show of 2014 and back after a short hiatus!
February 21 – Dicken’s Pub, Calgary AB
February 22 – Golden Sound Festival Winter Edition, Golden BC
February 27 – Fernando’s Pub, Kelowna BC
February 28 – The Blarney Stone, Big White BC
After some trials and tribulations and Blank-Fest Calgary III literally ending up homeless ourselves, we are now relocated! Line ups confirmed and we are all set to go! We are also very excited to announce that our sponsors for Blank-Fest Calgary, AXE Music Calgary have donated a guitar signed by Dallas Green of City and Colour and Alexisonfire for our use in a silent auction to help raise funds for Blank-Fest Calgary III. Bids will carry over to the live event night of the show at The Blind Beggar on Saturday November 16th. Winning bid will be announced at the show.
2013 Event Details
Blank-Fest Vancouver II
Saturday November 9th
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street
Doors 7:30 pm
Admission is a blanket, clothing for teens or cash donation of choice.
100% of all proceeds go to The Covenant House Vancouver
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323803724432538/
The Cut Losses, Vancouver BC
King Dylan, Calgary AB
Versus the Nothing
Among the Betrayed
Over the Coals
FREE DOWNLOAD ON BANDCAMP
Blank-Fest Calgary III
Saturday November 16th
Blind Beggar Pub
5211 Macleod Trail SW
Doors @ 6:30 p.m.
Admission is a blanket, warm clothing or cash donation of choice.
7:00 p.m. – Same Monkey
7:30 p.m. – Wellington Folk
8:20 p.m. – Mike Ferraro (Candelora) Solo
9:10 p.m. – King Dylan
10:00 p.m. – Abbie Thurgood & The Hired Guns
10:50 p.m. – Atacama Republic
11:40 p.m. – Matt Blais
12:30 a.m. – The Heartwicks
1:20 a.m. – Leave the Living
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
Calgary, AB alternative blues/ rock musician Matt Blais has confirmed he will be performing three show dates at Indie Week Canada in Toronto, ON.
Indie Week Shows
Date: Thursday, October 17th
Venue: Cherry Cola (200 Bathurst)
Set time: 9:15pm – 9:45pm
Date: Friday, October 18th
Venue: Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St.)
Set Time: 8:30pm – 9:00pm
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Venue: The Hideout (484 Queen St. W.)
Set Time: 1:15am – 1:45am
Matt’s appearance at Indie Week is supported by a full Canadian tour.
Matt Blais is making his way across Canada again, this time showcasing at Indie Week Canada in Toronto.
Venue: VICTORY CAFE
Date: Friday, October 18th
Set Time: 10:45 – 11:15
Check Matt and the band out on any of the following shows across Canada and back!
The single “Goodbye Sunshine” by Matt Blais premiered today on BlankTV