Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

This blues/rock band was crowned 2018 Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row at the 21st annual Maple Blues Awards held in Toronto, Canada; in 2017 along with Entertainer of the Year, they also won the Maple Blues Awards for Electric Act of the Year, Bassist of the Year (Greg Morency) and Drummer of the Year (Sam Harrisson). In 2016 the band took 2nd place at the 32nd International Blues Challenge (IBC), besting 119 bands competing for a spot on the podium. They are currently touring Canada, the USA and Europe in support of the album with notable performances past and present that include the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas NV, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Tremblant International Blues Festival, Ottawa BluesFest and the Daytona Blues Festival among many others. Undeniably part of Canada’s musical elite, all three members are regular nominees and winners at the Maple Blues Awards and Quebec Lys Blues Awards.

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A part of the great variety of blues music you will hear at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival.
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