Bluestreak was formed in the fall of 2003. The band members came from various backgrounds of country, rock, old time and gospel. The name of the band actully came from the fact that we enjoy different genres of music but each of us had a streak of bluegrass through us. We loved the way acoustic instruments could create the full band sound from the strong rythms of the acoustic guitar and bass, the percusion of the mandolin chop and the crisp leads of the banjo and fiddle. We didn't want to be just another bluegrass band playing the same old songs. We wanted to try songs that may not have even been considered by other bluegrass bands. Our music is made up of mostly original songs of our own and other local songwriters. The song themes are usually of a folk, roots, country, or spiritual nature. Everytime we play to a new audience we meet people who are so pleased to hear new and different songs. Many fans before they heard us didn't care for bluegrass because it all sounded the same but they really enjoy our sound. When we play live shows we want the audience to have fun with us and feel at ease. When we're on stage the sound is only half the show. What people see is just as important. If we're having fun, they'll have fun. We make sure though that what they hear on our cd's and what they hear live will be the same. We record our material with live replication in mind. Bluestreak has performed at festivals all across Eastern Canada. We have seven Prince Edward Island Music awards and two East Coast Music Award nominations. At the 2006 East Coast Music Awards we were selected to showcase in the popular Roots Room.
Our band members include;
Larry Campbell - Lead vocals, guitar, mandolin
Roger Wightman - baritone vocals , banjo
Andy Paynter - tenor vocals , mandolin , guitar
David Blue - bass
Nathan Condon - fiddle
We have two cd's. "First Impression" released in august of 2004 and "Second Nature" in august of 2005. Both were PEIMA Bluegrass recording of the Year and nominated for ECMA Bluegrass recording of the year. We've had radio play on CBC radio and variuos bluegrass radio shows across Canada.
Bluestreak, award winning P.E.I Bluegrass Band performed a top-notch performance at festival.
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Bluestreak, an Island award winning band, stole the show with their unbelievable style of Bluegrass ...Bluestreak, an Island award winning band, stole the show with their unbelievable style of Bluegrass music. Bands from Colorado, Ohio, Massachusetts were a sample of cities that had bands performing.
Prince Edward Island's homegrown band Bluestreak played it's way to the top of the the charts with bluegrass lovers
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The festival featured major bluegrass bands from the United States and Canada, plus other well-kno... The festival featured major bluegrass bands from the United States and Canada, plus other well-known local groups.
On the agenda was Bluestreak, a top-notch Island band which held it's own and more with the other big name imports.
A typical 40 min. set for a festival would be 11 songs. Half of these would be original, one or two traditonal bluegrass songs, two or three covers of non-tradituional bluegrass a gospel and an instrumental. We also try to vary the tempo and mood to make the set flow better. At a weekend festival we could be playing up to four sets in three days and we try not to repeat any songs. The following is a set list from the summer of 2006.
Quarter Inch of Plywood ( up tempo original)
Big Train From Memphis (up-tempo non- traditional)
The Rocket ( slow cover)
Another Mule In My Stall (up-tempo original)
Twenty Years of Memories (up-tempo original)
Empty Cupboards and Pride (med. tempo original)
Folsom Prison Blues (up tempo cover)
Warming up the Bow (original instrumental)
Love Please Come Home (up tempo traditional)
Stray Dogs and Alley Cats ( slow spiritual cover)
Hello Mary Lou (up-tempo cover)