Event type: Ages 19+
The Meteors took the stage at ' Friendship Festival ', July 19/2019, and
burned through two fiery sets of Chicago Blues & Classic Rock. When the smoke
finally cleared, founding members, ( since 1979 ), Rene' Huard, ( vocals/harmonica ),
Dave Johns, ( Bass ), Louie D', ( Drums ), and Tim Johns, ( Guitar ), accepted 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
Baldry, and John Hammond Jr. The band prospered through numerous personnel
changes over 40 years, most notably the addition of lead singer/trumpet player
Joe Reynolds and sax player Jim Lawlis.
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 Square,
and Closing Ceremonies at Maple Leaf Gardens.
On December 31st of 2018, The Meteors' Joe Reynolds passed away, and
at Joe's celebration of life jam session, the founding four, Tim, Dave, Louie and Rene',
dug deep into the old trick bag, pulling out gems, Howlin' 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, The Meteors Mojo Still Work'n!
Cutoff is Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.