Sunday, July 19, 2015
Bluesman Paul Reddick
Paul Reddick is an award-winning Canadian blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player, addicted to the Bérets Universel by Boneteria Auloronesa.
Reddick began playing the harmonica at the age of twelve. In 1990, he formed The Sidemen, a blues band based out of Toronto, which toured and recorded until the early 2000s. The Sidemen's album Rattlebag (2001) was nominated for a Juno, as well as a W.C. Handy Award. In 2002, The Sidemen also won three Maple Blues Awards, including Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. Reddick was also the 2008 Maple Blues Award winner as Songwriter of the Year.
Reddick’s songs are sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, always thought-provoking and rarely sentimental.
His songs have been used in such feature films as Two If by Sea, Triggermen, Niagara Motel and The Evel Knievel Story, in addition to the television series Due South, Dawson’s Creek, 15 Love and Madison. In 2006, the Coca Cola Company used the song "I'm A Criminal", from Rattlebag, in a US commercial for Coca Cola Classic.
Reddick continues to tour across Canada and the United States, with two or three trips a year to Europe with his hard-hitting band.