River City Junction


Canadian Blues/Retro-Rock

River City Junction is a Canadian Blues/Retro-Rock powerhouse whose music is a rich blend of old school Chicago Blues, Motown, R&B/Funk and Classic Rock.

Leaning heavily on their roots, their music is deeply infused with elements of yesteryear, forming a driving, very potent sonic cocktail that is raw, organic, uplifting & very distinctly their own.




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Bio

Now veterans of the Canadian Music Scene, River City Junction has had the honour of playing with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Juno & Maple Blues award winning artists such as Jerome Godboo, Eric Shenkman, Jerry Mercer, Steve Marriner & Matt Sobb, Al Wood, Murray Kinsley, Leigh-Ann Stanton, Rod Williams, Thomas Starwalker Clair, David Maracle, Greg Morency, Scott Price, Simon Meilleur & Robert Watt are but a few of the many talented people RCJ has had the good fortune to perform with.

They’ve also had the esteemed & rare pleasure of working & studying with legendary producer/engineer & former V.P. of Island Records Rob Fraboni. (Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt)

Having played well over a thousand shows, River City Junction is one of Canada’s hardest working independent bands & is no stranger to the stage either. They regularly frequent many of the larger summer festivals including RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Westfest, Kingston’s Limestone City Bluesfest, Montreal’s FestiBlues, Brockville’s Tall Ships Festival, 1000 Islands Jazz & Blues Fest, Frankford Bluesfest, Porquis Bluesfest, Calabogie Bluesfest & also perform regularly at legendary Canadian Blues Clubs such as The Rainbow Bistro, Irene’s Pub & the Atomic Rooster in Ottawa, Bistro a Jojo in Montreal & for the Kingston Blues Society at the RCHA.

With two albums released & a newly founded record label / recording studio recently purchased named Tone King Records, they are working on re-releasing their first two albums as well as tracking the third & working on pre-production for the fourth. Also active on the studio side of things, they have recorded, mixed & mastered several albums for fellow musicians such as Josef Mieto’s “Bad Eyes”, Chasing Amber’s self titled debut & Blues & Company’s self titled EP. They are currently working on a release for Toronto Jazz band Snaggle & have several other projects lined up for the near future as well.

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Photos by Caroline Gomersall




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