The Stephen Barry Band has long been established as one of Canada's finest blues and folk-blues ensembles. A native Montrealer,
Stephen Barry has assembled some of the city's vest blues musicians and they have been performing steadily for the last twenty
years. The Stephen Barry Band has performed on every blues stage in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes and taken their show
further abroad, performing both in Europe and South America over the last year. In 1996, the band was awarded the best Blues
Band in Canada at the Jazz Report Awards, as their record "Happy Man" was voted the best recording at the same ceremony.
More recently, Stephen Barry has been honored at the Lys Blues 2004 in recognition of the contribution he has made to the
Quebec Blues scene over his 29 years carrer.
The band's repertoire encompasses a variety of styles ranging from folk-blues to swing to modern electric blues, and is further
complimented by their original material. The band also offers a show entitled "The Blues Anthology", tracing the history
of the blues from turn of the century acoustic blues through to the electric sounds of the 40's, 50's and 60's.
Over the years the Stephen Barry Band has had the privilege of performing with such blues legends as John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley,
Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Big Mama Thornton, the notorious Oliver Jones and more recently Susie Arioli. He also
has accompanied legendary blues/R&B artist Harry Vann "Piano Man" Walls in concert and on the CD "In the Evening".