The Meteors
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The Meteors

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1979

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 1979
Band Blues Blues Rock


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             The Meteors take the stage at ' Friendship Festival ', July 19/2019,  and

burn through two fiery sets of Chicago Blues & Blues based Classic Rock.

  When the smoke finally clears, founding members, ( since 1979 ), Rene' Huard, ( vcls/

harmonica ), Dave Johns, ( Bass ), Louie D', ( Drums ), and Tim Johns, ( Guitar )

accept  a commendation from the Town of Fort Erie for " 40 Years of Performing 

Blues/R&B ", presented by Mayor Wayne Redekop.

      Initially cutting their teeth in the Niagara Regions' bustling  bar/club scene in the

 early 1980's, the quartet would eventually sign on with Toronto based booking agent

' The Agency '. That relationship would propel the band into the "A" circuit: playing

 the El Mocambo, ( T.O.), Dollar Bills, ( Kingston ), Imperial Garage , ( Niagara

Falls, N.Y. ), opening for legends of the blues industry like James Cotton,  Long John 

BaldryJohn Hammond Jr. and Canada's own Downchild Blues Band.  

     The band prospered through numerous personnel changes over 40 years, most 

notably the addition of Joe Reynolds, ( vcls/trumpet ), sax player Jim Lawlis, and the 

eventual exit of Rene' Huard, in mid 1990's, to pursue writing /recording original music.

     Throughout their history the band celebrated many highlights including placing 

second in,  Q-107's Homegrown, appearance on Reality T.V. Show ' Toronto Rocks '

soundtrack on Canadian film ' On The Corner ', and large venue exposure, Nathan 

Phillips Squareand Closing Ceremonies at Maple Leaf Gardens.

    On December 31st of 2018, The Meteors' Joe Reynolds passed away.  At Joe's 

celebration of life ceremony, the founding four, Tim, Dave, Louie and Rene', dug deep

 into the old trick bag of blues standards in wide open,  unrehearsed,  jam band style, 

pulling off gems,  Howling Wolfs', ' Killing Floor ', Muddy Waters', ' Mojo Work'n '. The

 rhythm section clicked into auto pilot, rock solid guitar, wailing blues harp, soulful vocals

 riding on top.

     In the cold techno world of digital beats, auto tuned vocals and nary a bead of sweat,

 here is a band that still plays on the edge, sacrificing perfection at the alter of inspired 

improvisation.                       The Meteors Mojo Still Work'n!

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