Jimmy Bowskill - Soap Bars & Dog Ears
  1. Link Into Your Chain 
  2. Hug You
  3. The Truth 
  4. Bailieboro 
  5. Little Baby
  6. Willie Does It All 
  7. It's So Fine
  8. Jivin' Blues 
  9. Grinnin' In Your Face
10. Six O'Clock 
11. Big Fat Minor 
12. Why 
13. Sad Song, Happy Tune 
14. Duelin' Bowlers 

Produced by Alec Fraser
Jimmy Bowskill - vocals, guitar
Al Cross - drums
Alec Fraser - bass, vocals
Jerome Godboo - harmonica, vocals
Bob Vespaziani - drums

released 2004


Jimmy Bowskill - Old Soul
  1. Life's so Peculiar 
  2. Be Mine 
  3. Work Til My Days Are Gone 
  4. Honeybee 
  5. Kindhearted Woman Blues
  6. Weekend Fish Fry 
  7. Schoolhouse 
  8. Who's Knockin' 
  9. Livin' With The Blues 
10. Deep Blue 
11. Blues Don't Like Nobody 
12. Ramblin' On My Mind 
13. Hotspell 
14. Stones In My Pathway 

Produced by Alec Fraser
Jimmy Bowskill - vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica

Pat Carey - sax
Rory Donnely - drums
Michael Fonfara - piano
Alec Fraser - bass, guitar
Jerome Godboo - harmonica
Jeff Healey - trumpet
Chuck Jackson - vocals
Jack de Keyzer - guitar
Danny Marks - guitar
Derek McKendrick - drums
Dave Mowat - harmonica, vocals
Shai Peer - piano
Reverend Ken Ramsden - fiddle, jaw harp
Mark "Bird" Stafford - harmonica
Bob Vespaziani - drums
Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh - harmonica
Ryan Weber - bass
Sam Weber - banjo, mandolin
Terry Wilkins - string bass

released 2003


Jimmy Bowskill just seems to fit the script of a modern day artist destined to play the blues. He burst onto the scene on B.B.King's birthday of all times, a brand new B. B.Kid!! Inspired by the late, great Robert Johnson, Jimmy taught himself to play and sing by interpreting by sight and sound but in his own natural style. At the tender age of 11, Jimmy was invited to join Jeff Healey onstage, alongside his now mentors and bandmates, Jerome Godboo and Alec Fraser.  Since being discovered in Southern Ontario a whirlwind of activity has been bestowed on Jimmy. Major festivals, radio and television appearances including national coverage on CTV's Open Mike with Mike Bullard have all featured his rise in popularity and blues stardom. Jimmy has been broadening his musical boundaries to Quebec, where much media exposure has taken place. Playing in front of 5000 concert-goers chanting "Jimmy!" "Jimmy!" has solidified a whole new legion of loyal fans. Jimmy Bowskill has become the toast of the Belle Province.

So, how does he sound?

Jimmy Bowskill may not see himself as a child prodigy, but when you are under the age of 13 a child you still are. However it is immediately abundantly clear after witnessing his live appearances that somehow an old soul thrives in this captivating young man's child body. Jimmy is not your typical kid for onstage he is nattily attired as an old blues artist and the image fits him so comfortably in his threads. His savvy style commands your attention but his genuine true self engulfs you as he makes friends with his audience. He has confidence and stage presence way beyone his tender years and it seems an old bluesman's lifetime of performing skills in his bag of tools. 

True to the timeless Delta Bluesmen of the past there is a deliberate low-tech aspect of Jimmy's sound. His inner voice must be of an old-field song on a dusty, scratched 78 recording. You wonder while cast under his spell where someone so young can feel the blues so deep. His soul is not mimicked as he reels back, squints and grimaces as his voice covers the dynamic range of a blues holler back to a gentled vibrato whisper all in a moment so effortlessly. The boy has a genuine mojo soul going on deep inside that is just begging to esscape. Jimmy is a very advanced and relaxed traditional acoustic blues guitar player. He has had stellar teachers along his way including sought after professionals such as Rick Fines and more recently Juno award winner, Jack deKeyzer. Not a stranger to other instruments, Jimmy also plays harmonica, penny whistle and has even tackled a Hammond B3 organ while on stage. 

Jimmy Bowskills future is bright with intense shades of blue.

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