"BLUES WITH A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL!"
Celebrated multi-instrumentalist bluesman AL LERMAN is considered among the top harmonica players in the country, and he has been heard on countless recordings and live sessions. His prowess on the harmonica has earned him eleven MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominations, while his engaging and dry wit has earned him a loyal following, building a solid career touring as an acoustic solo act. Al was founder and leader of the much-loved band FATHEAD, and worked with them from 1992-2016, garnering two JUNO AWARDS. After years of writing for FATHEAD and his own solo recordings, Al has a legacy of songs that few Canadian Blues artists can match. With a great knowledge of the blues tradition on both harmonica and guitar, he brings that sensibility to songs that are written about his own contemporary life and times. In 2017, he received a Recognition Award for “Leadership In Arts & Culture” from the County of Peterborough. His newest album “Northern Bayou” was released on April 12, 2019, where it remained in the Top Ten Canadian Album Chart for over six months. It ranked #4 in Canada on the annual Roots Music's Radio Top 200 Blues Recordings of 2019, while charting at #135 internationally.