Tara and Trevor MacKenzie are the firebrands leading the MacKenzie Blues Band, a powerhouse 5-piece modern blues band from Owen Sound Ontario. Influenced by modern american and british blues , they are creating an electric guitar and powerhouse vocal centred phenomenon.
Since the MacKenzie Blues Band formed in 2012, they have received a Maple Blues Award, an Owen Sound Cultural Award and have twice been semi finalists at the International Blues Competition in Memphis. They have gained the respect of their peers over the last decade of playing festivals in Canada and have been strong supporters of the Blues in the Schools.
“Tara has a big vocal talent with lots of range, and Trevor plays to her vocals, each driving the other on”- Bob Mersereau CBC
"Bone Cage" is MacKenzie's personal gospel style/chain-gang lament about society's obsession with being skinny and the struggle with body image. Songs about real topics are a shining star of this band”-Coral Andrews/The Record
Their two full studio albums “Back Road Revelation” and Slam! Bam! both received critical acclaim, many professional reviews and solid chart action, as well as a full 3 page article feature in british blues magazine “Blues Matters.” 2023 marks the upcoming release of 3 new singles and a complete album in the works for release in the coming year.
Born out of their love for psychedelic era modern blues, The MacKenzie blues band is completed by Mike Wier on drums, Joel Dawson on Bass, and Pete Devlin on co-lead guitar.