‘Hardest working roots artist’
returns to sell blues at JoJo’s

Award winning singer-songwriter Ross Neilsen returns to Jojo’s Cafe this evening, playing the intimate coffee shop where last year he dazzled a sold-out house.

“He liked it so much, he determined then he wanted to return,” said producer Alan Bleiken of the man who has earned the title of “Canada’s Hardest Working Roots Artist.”

Ross has received multiple award nominations, including the Maple Blues Awards Songwriter of the Year in 2017, two rising star nominations from CBC, Back to Blues Album of the Year, and over half a dozen nominations for Music New Brunswick Awards.

Even though he is a highly decorated musician, and shared the stage with many big names in the blues world, what stands out about him is his “honesty and candid approach to the music industry,” Alan said.

“As the great B.B. King said, ‘blues is a tonic water for what ails you.’ Blues music touches your soul and allows you to feel the emotion of the artist, which is amplified through Ross’ impeccable artistry.

“He taps into his human experience and moves you with his passion.”

Mr. Bleiken sees Jojo’s Café as the perfect venue for the event.

“It is very intimate, only seating 50. There is a good sound system for the space, good concert lighting to create atmosphere and the venue is fully licensed.

“Beer, wine and baked goods are served at the show.

Ross will only be doing two shows in the South Okanagan — the other gig being at a winery in Summerland area.

A few tickets  — selling at $15 — are still available. You can snatch them up at Jojo’s. Show time is 7 p.m.

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