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 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER 

NEW ARTIST  OF THE YEAR IN CANADA!

JAN. 21, 2013
Steve Kozak has built a reputation as one of western Canada’s premier Blues acts having repeat performances at The Edmonton International Blues Festival, The Powell River Blues Festival, The Pender Harbour Blues Festival and Nanaimo’s Summertime Blues Festival. In January of 2013 Kozak gained national attention by winning the Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year in Canada for 2012.

PHOTOS FROM MAPLE BLUES AWARDS:

http://photoshare.shaw.ca/view/10375657132-1359311188-16359/103756

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Bio:

Maple Blues Award Winner for New Artist of The Year 2012!

AWARDED IN TORONTO JAN. 21, 2013

Vancouver born and based Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian blues scene since the mid-eighties. He gained national recognition in 2013 winning a Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year in Canada.

 Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Blues acts and is known as the go to guy in Vancouver for the west coast blues sound.

 An accomplished and tasty guitar player with a relaxed vocal style, Kozak sings and plays blues guitar in flavors ranging from classic Chicago blues, to swing, jump blues, Texas shuffles and early R&B with even a hint of rockabilly thrown in for good measure.  He and his band can switch gears from driving dance-able boogie to deep blues to soul ballads; he's always mixing it up to fit the occasion.

In 2015 Kozak was called to work alongside legendary guitarist Duke Robillard and his band at The Winnipeg TD International Jazz Festival, filling in on the guitar duties for the injured Duke. Kozak was very well received by Duke and his band and the enthusiastic audiences at the two sold out shows in Winnipeg. Steve has worked and performed with international recording artists, James Harman, Big Joe Duskin, Mitch Woods, Big Joe Louis, ‘The Shuffle King’ Tom Holland, David Vest, Kenny ‘Blues Boss Wayne’ and Robin Banks. He has also opened shows in Vancouver for Nick Curran and the Low-Life’s, Rick Estrin and the Night Cats, Maria Muldaur, The Lee Boys, Matt & Nikki Hill and ‘Super Harp’ James Cotton.

Currently working on a new album, Kozak’s last CD release Lookin at Lucky featuring special guest James Harman was very well received by Blues Fans and industry professionals alike.

Holger Petersen host of CBC Radios Saturday Night Blues and head of Stony Plain Records says…“Really been enjoying 'Lookin' At Lucky'. Well done all round.”

Bruce Iglauer head of Alligator records & artist management says… “This is a well-crafted album, performed with taste and subtlety. Any Blues fan should enjoy it; I sure did.”

Some recent highlights for Steve and his band have been performances at: 2015 Winnipeg TD International Jazz Festival with Duke Robillard, 2015 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, 2015 Edmonton International Blues Festival, (after hours jam session host). 2014 Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, the 2014 Pender Harbour Blues Festival, Hwy. 101 Music Festival 2014, and The Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival 2014 following the legendary band Canned Heat. 2014 Big Blues Bender Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, (All-Star Jam), The Calgary Mid-Winter Blues Festival 2013, The Edmonton International Blues Festival 2010 and 2012, Powell River Blues Festival, 2011 & 2012, Nanaimo Blues Festival 2009, 2011, Pender Harbour Blues Festival, 2010, 2013, and more.

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Latest newsflash!

Steve Kozak and his band will be recording a new album in 2016. We will be heading into the studio in early June to begin work on this new project. stay tuned for more exciting news on this coming very soon!

 

 

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival 24 - August 19-20-21

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival  2016 Presents:

The Best of BC Blues:

THE BEST OF B.C. BLUES ‪#‎wheremusiciansgotoplay‬

DAVID GOGO, KENNY “BLUES BOSS” WAYNE, STEVE KOZAK BAND

It would be downright rude if Roots and Blues didn’t dip into the deep talent pool of blues in British Columbia and this year we think we’ve got a lot of the shades of blue covered with these three acts. ‪#‎roadtrip‬

STEVE KOZAK
One of the finest Canadian blues artist has been turning the heads of blues fans in Canada for thirty years now since he first broke into the Vancouver scene in the mid-eighties.

When it comes to tasty west coast blues guitar playing Kozak’s name is at the top of the list in this nation, just ask greats like Duke Robillard and James Harman who have shared the stage with this gifted bandleader, instrumentalist, writer and singer.

Gaining national recognition in 2012 Steve Kozak was nominated by industry professionals from across Canada and won a prestigious Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year.
Bruce Iglauer, the head of the prestigious Alligator records in Chicago, said of Kozak’s Lookin’ At Lucky release, that, “it is a well-crafted album, performed with taste and subtlety,” confirming the arrival of this artist.

Throughout his career Steve has shared the stage, and played with many blues greats including; Pee Wee Crayton, Big Joe Duskin, Sonny Rhodes, Eddie ‘The Chief’ Clearwater, ‘Ice Pick’ James Harman, Duke Robillard, Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, Lee Oskar, Big Joe Louis, Mitch Woods, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, and Rockabilly guitar legend Evan Johns.

http://stevekozak.shawwebspace.ca/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM8nZqbuor8

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues fans are going to be soaked in the sounds of the Best of B.C. Blues and expect the sparks to keep flying when the jammin’ starts on the CBC Blues stage all weekend long. www.rootsandblues.ca

Catch The Steve Kozak Band at Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

Aug. 20 + 21

Steve Kozak Band performs at the 2016 Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival on Sunday August 28

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Steve Kozak played the 2015 Winnipeg TD International Jazz Festival with the great Duke Robillard and his band.

 

'Burnaby boy' finally at blues fest
'Burnaby boy' finally at blues fest

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Steve Kozak appeared with J.W. Jones and his great band at The FanClub in Vancouver Oct. 20, 2013

J.W. Jones... "Our third guest, Steve Kozak, played a great trad. blues set with nods to favourites like T-Bone, Little Walter, Otis Rush, and more. This mans big heart comes through in his playing and singing as much as it does off stage."

Video from the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmVykDAYbKc


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UPCOMING SHOW SCHEDULE: 

Track Steve Kozak's Tour dates:


For Booking Information Contact:

Steve Kozak

Email:kozakranch@shaw.ca

Phone: 604-434-7005

or

Baert Talent

Greg Baert 604-688- 1976

email: baekor@telus.net


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Blog post CBC Music Discover Steve Kozak:

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/10/CBC-Music-blues-discover-Steve-Kozak

 

Interesting Q&A with Steve Kozak from 2008:

http://the-g-zine.blogspot.ca/2013/01/q-with-steve-kozak.html

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CHECK OUT 'LOOKIN' AT LUCKY' FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST JAMES HARMAN !

Bruce Iglauer founder & head of Alligator Records & Artist Management Inc. said: 

“This is a well-crafted album, performed with taste and subtlety.

Any Blues fan should enjoy it; I sure did.”

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CD's & MP3 DOWNLOADS ARE AVAILABLE FROM CD BABY!!!

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevekozak

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Latest Blues News for Steve Kozak

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Lookin' at Lucky is #1 on the CITR 101.9 FM Vancouver Top 25 Blues Charts for the month of January 2013!

CITR 101.9 - ‘CODE BLUE’

BLUES TOP 25 FOR JANUARY 2013

1. Steve Kozak - Lookin’ at Lucky (Indie) BC

2. Julian Fauth - Everyone Ought to Treat a Stranger Right (Electro-Fi) CDN

3. Dalannah Gail Bowen - Them Menz (Quest) BC

4. The BluesBroads (Delta Groove)

5. Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)

6. Andy T / Nick Nixon Band - Drink Drank Drunk (Delta Groove)

7. Fathead - Twenty Years Deep (Electro-Fi) CDN

8. Jack De Keyser - Electric Love (Blue Star) CDN

9. Maria Muldaur & Friends - First Came Memphis Minnie (Stony Plain)

10. Erin McCallum - Complicated Woman (Indie) CDN

11. John Pippus Band - Howl at the Moon (Indie) BC

12. Fraser/Daley - The Whole Fam Damily (Indie) CDN

13. Michael ‘Iron Man’ Burks - Show of Strength (Alligator)

14. Etta James - Live at Montreaux (Eagle)

15. Rick Holmstrom - Cruel Sunrise (M.C. Records)

16. Angel Forrest - Mother Tongue Blues (Morning Star) CDN

17. Debbie Davies - After The Fall (M.C. Records)

18. Mississippi Heat - Delta Bound (Delmark)

19. Paul Reddick - Wishbone (Indie) CDN

20. Chuck Jackson - A Cup of Joe (Linus) CDN

21. Kevin Selfe - Long Walk Home (Delta Groove)

22. Shakura S’Aida - Time … (Electro-Fi) CDN

23. Shirley Jackson - When the Money’s All Gone (Indie) CDN

24 The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer - Checkered Past (Indie) BC

25. David Vest - East Meets Vest (Ark-O-Matic) BC

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'Lookin' at Lucky' hits #1 on the earshot radio charts (Folk/Roots/Blues) on CFUV 101.9 Victoria BC the week of Jan. 22/2013

Other CFUV charts: Top 30 Electronic Hip Hop International Jazz Loud Folk/Roots/Blues
Other Folk/Roots/Blues charts: !earshot | CFBX CFRC CFRU CFUV CILU CIVL CJAM CJSR CJSW CJUM CKDU CKXU
TW LW Artist Title Label
1 10 Steve Kozak CanCon Lookin' At Lucky Self-Released
2 re Various Eccentric Soul: Omnibus, Vol. 1 Numero Group Label Website
3 2 Sunday Wilde CanCon Band Website Hey Gave Me A Blue Nightgown Self-Released
4 re Mairi Morrison and Alisdair Roberts Urstan Drag City Label Website Label Twitter
5 4 Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra CanCon Band Website Band Twitter Follow My Lead, Lead Me To Follow Self-Released
6 -- The Sweet Lowdown CanCon Band Website May Self-Released
7 re Cody Chesnutt Band Website Landing On A Hundred Vibration Vineyard
8 re Magic Slim and The Teardrops Bad Boy Blind Pig
9 -- Don Bray CanCon I Am Myself Self-Released
10 -- Otis Grand Blues '65 Maingate
  re = re-entry to chart    

Other CFUV charts: Top 30 Electronic Hip Hop International Jazz Loud Folk/Roots/Blues
Other Folk/Roots/Blues charts: !earshot | CFBX CFRC CFRU CFUV CILU CIVL CJAM CJSR CJSW CJUM CKDU CKXU



CFUV 101.9 MHz
University of Victoria Student Radio Society
P.O. Box 3035, University of Victoria SUB B006,
Victoria, BC
V8W 3P3

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Dec. 5, 2012- James 'The Blues Hound' Nagel host of Howlin' The Blues on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston Texas said:

"Steve Kozak's new release "Lookin' At Lucky" has got more flavor than a fresh cooked pot of Collard Greens...yes, you'll want more!"

The Blues Hound
90.1 FM KPFT Houston

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October 20, 2012: CD 'Lookin' at Lucky'

A solid effort, which should come as no surprise, as Steve Kozak has always had impeccable taste and the good sense to surround himself with like-minded individuals, such as the inimitable James Harman--who not only lends some tasteful harp to the proceedings, but his insightful and knowledgeable skills to the production as well. Kozak is swinging the blues like a true Californian now!

Jeff Scott Fleenor
Producer, Staff Writer, Director of Retail
for Delta Groove Records

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Review by John Valentyne Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Magazine Oct. 2012:

http://torontobluessociety.com/2012/10/johns-blues-picks-19/

 

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CBC Radio page:

http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Steve-Kozak

October's Top Blues list by John Valenteyn, Toronto Blues Society:

http://torontobluessociety.com/2012/08/top-blues-19/

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Read John Valenteyn's review of Lookin' at Lucky in this months issue!

http://torontobluessociety.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/mb1210v9_sm.pdf

UPCOMING SHOW SCHEDULE:

Track Tour dates:

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ATTN: *Steve Kozak will be appearing with              Duke Robillard and his great band at the 2015 Winnipeg International Jazz Festival June 19 + 20 at The Kings Head Pub.

http://jazzwinnipeg.com/festival/artists/#!programmation=artist$duke-robillard/36

Duke Robillard with Steve Kozak  at The Yale in Vancouver

 

Steve shared the stage with two of the greatest Blues Harmonica players and singers alive today, James Harman and Rod Piazza at The Edmonton Blues Festival in 2010.

  Steve has played shows at the renowned Yale Hotel in Vancouver with Maria Muldaur, Nick Curran & The Low Lifes and Rick Estrin & The Night Cats and performed at shows there in 2011 backing James Harman, Mitch Woods, Tom Holland and Robin Banks and shared the bill with The Lee Boys there during the 2011 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Steve Kozak and the one and only James Harman at Vancouver's Home of the Blues, The Yale Hotel.

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With Robin Bank$ Powell River Blues Festival 2012

 Mitch Woods And His Rocket 88s... Powell River Blues Fest. 2012

Mississippi Delta Blues man Leo Bub Welch appeared with Steve Kozak and His WestCoast All-Stars at Pat's Pub & BrewHouse in Vancouver July 17, 2014. 

Leo Bud Welch at Pat's Pub & BrewHouse with Steve Kozak.

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UPCOMING SHOWS!


Check out this new live music venue in Vancouver!

#TuesdayBluesdays!

STEVE KOZAK TRIO EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE REVEL ROOM IN GASTOWN!

http://www.revelroom.ca


 Pat's Pub & BrewHouse Blues & Brews

with the Steve Kozak Band.

 Every Wednesday Night:

Wednesday Night Blues & Brews With Special Guests

At Pat's Pub!

http://www.patspub.ca/

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STEVE KOZAK & THE LATE GREAT NICK CURRAN AT THE YALE HOTEL IN VANCOUVER BC CANADA SEPT. 23, 2010