Tremblant International Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

When he was 19 years of age, Tony had the pleasure of performing with the legendary Buddy Guy, starting a trend that would see him share the stage with such greats as Luther Allison, Bryan Adams and Michelle Shocked. A consummate performer, Tony D has supported the likes of both Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Albert Collins, Robin Ford, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor and The Doobie Brothers.

Tony has also toured throughout Europe with Jeff Healey in Denmark to rave reviews, including an outstanding performance in front of 20,000 crazed fans at the Skanderborg Festival.

Another side of Tony that is not well known is his contribution to entertaining the Canadian troops for eight memorable days in war torn Bosnia and recently (February 2003), in the Persian Gulf. These experiences changed his life.

Tony has become so well respected in his home town by the blues community that when Gladys Knight cancelled out at Ottawa Blues Festival 2000, organizers turned to Tony who not only filled in but engaged the audience with a dynamic performance that drew the first standing ovation of the weekend. Since then, he’s held a main stage spot every year in support of the festival’s closing headliner.


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  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    Great shot of musicians enjoying music. Good description to enlighten us as to why.

  • Thanks very much, FM. That sax player was simply amazing.

    – Mike Oxley

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 5 years ago

    What a very interesting narravite Mike, it’s a great capture to go with it.

    First class

  • Your kind words are much appreciated, Malcolm. They put on a great show.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 5 years ago

    Koool angle

  • Thanks very much, Al. Little tip – lots of folks try to get in front, but the microphones nearly always obscure faces. If do you a side view, you get a clear shot, plus there’s a lot less people in the way. Front view is good if you want to get the whole band, side if you want to concentrate on individual players.

    – Mike Oxley

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