The Conor Gains Band with Kauffey Temple Trio

The Conor Gains Band and The Kauffey Temple Trio come together on April 2 for a great night of Americana Roots and Blues at the Lancaster Smokehouse (574 Lancaster St. W, Kitchener) at 8 p.m. (Doors 7:30 p.m.). The show is being presented by the Grand River Blues Society and the Lancaster Smokehouse, which is quickly becoming one of Southern Ontario’s best known blues venues. Advance tickets ($15) are now on sale at the Lancaster Smokehouse, Encore Records, Tri City Music aa well as through Ticketscene and directly from the bands involved. Tickets will be $20 at the door (if still available).

The Conor Gains Band has electrified crowds at the Tremblant International Blues Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival and Kitchener Blues Festival. They were winners of the 2014 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. Their most recent CD ‘Run Away With The Night’ was well received on a 2014 Canadian tour that took them from Halifax to Vancouver. The band is led by 21 year old singer/songwriter/guitarist Conor Gains who was nominated for a 2013 Maple Blues Award in the Best New Artist category.

The Kauffey Temple trio, who came together a year ago, feature Colorado born bluesman Mo’ Kauffey, harmonica player Pete Temple, a former Maple Blues Award nominee and coincidently a former Toronto Blues Society Talent Search winner, and bass guitarist Al Richardson. Together they create a unique, original sound and are a force to be reckoned with.

The Kauffey Temple Trio take to the stage at 8 p.m. followed by the Conor Gains Band at 9:30 p.m. Rumour has it that the bands will round off what should be a fabulous evening with a no holds barred jam! You won’t want to miss it.

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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