Neyom Friday Presents – Jason Burnstick
January 13, 2011 – 9 PM Eastern
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2010 APCA Winner, 2007 Juno Nominee, CAMA Award Winning artist and 2009 Jessie Richardson Award Nominee (DORA Award), Jason Burnstick is a musician and composer who performs with his arsenal of weissenborns and lap slide guitars. Known for his ability to freely move from one style to the next, Jason attributes this freedom to his musical upbringing.
There is an obvious flavour of blues and Latin influences in his style stemming from the guidance and support he received from his older brothers and a Latin texture that is accredited to the 1994 Juno nominated Andean Group Kanatan Aski, who Jason toured with during the late 1990’s.
Now Jason can be found performing a mixture of blues and folk with his own band throughout Canada. However, he also takes every opportunity to perform with good friends and peers Juno award winner Leela Gilday, blues rock styling’s of George Leach or R&B artist INEZ.
His tasteful musical presence compliments the mood of whatever setting he is placed whether it be a live performance, theatre, documentaries or in the opening musical themes for television series on APTN. For the past two years, Jason has been touring with cast and crew for Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring performing the original score he composed to accompany the piece.
“The whole play had the constant and unobtrusive playing of Jason Burnstick’s guitar and weissenborn lap slide playing and singing…“ Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, Photographer, writer, artist. Kevin Loring’s, Where The Blood Mixes.
One of Jason’s personal musical highlights was when his idol, Pura Fe, asked him to sit in as a musical guest at the Yale blues club in Vancouver in 2007 during her set. Now as he steps further into his blues roots he has armed himself with a very special gift from his musical hero, a double neck lap slide guitar.
“I know Pura Fe is going to go down in history as one of our greats!…Jason Burnstick”
Jason feels that he has found his voice and that the weissenborn and lap slides may be his final musical resting place.