Jake Thomas and Caley Campbell
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In June of 1965 Jake Thomas found himself "settling" in Detroit after a few months of touring the Northern Ontario and Quebec bar circuit. For a seventeen year old rookie who grew up in Northern Ontario, it was like a crash course at "The University of Blues and R&B", and according to Jake "inspiring"!
Back in Toronto, from 1966 to 1975, he began working as a "sideman" and had the privilege of opening for artists like Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, Doug Kershaw, Ronnie Hawkins, etc.
Jake eventually moved back to Northern Ontario and put together a blues band called The Fundamentals which has been together, with a variety of members, for nearly thirty years. The Fundamentals have done gigs with Jack DeKeyser, Magic Slim, Buckwheat Zydeco, Fathead, Downchild, Walter Trout, Jeff Healey, and many more at festivals and clubs. Jake also played in bands with Michael Pickett, George Olliver, Danny B., Dutch Mason, Enrico Crivallero, Willy "Big Eyes" Smith, Jerome Godboo, and others.
According to Jake "...and it's still a thrill to make music that is Real Music!"
Caley Campbell is a local Northern Ontario singer songwriter from Callander, ON. For 20 years, Caley has been crafting songs about love, loss, and the strength of the human soul. Caley’s unbounded feeling and emotion is embedded in melodies and rhythms, matched with lyrical journeys, which transport the listener to another place and time. Caley is an artist that isn’t afraid to take risks and expose his own vulnerability. An old soul can give deeply, because it knows no end.
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