Chris Antonik
A Star In Canada - Ready For The US

Toronto-based Chris Antonik was nominated for Best New Artist in 2011 at Canada's Maple Blues Awards after the release of his debut album, and has since become one of Canada’s fastest-rising blues artists; blending innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar work, some music critics have drawn comparisons to Eric Clapton. 

 

In its 2010 year-end review, Chris was named the "future of the blues" by Canada's Blues Underground Network.

 

In 2013, Chris’ sophomore album Better for You was hailed by critics. 

 

Chris has performed at major blues festivals across Canada, and has toured the US extensively,

including performances at the 2015 Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Festival and the Mt. Baker Blues Fest.

 

Chris released his third studio record Monarch in April 2017.

​In 2018, Chris undertook his second successful UK tour,

which included a sold-out appearance at the O2 Academy in Sheffield.

MORE THAN A PERFORMANCE

 

Chris is available to lead workshops on the following subjects:

  • Teaching Blues Guitar Techniques

  • Examination of Blues Songwriting

WHAT THEY HAVE SAID

LLOYD PETERSEN - Mt Baker Blues Fest

Top-Shelf Canadian Bluesman! Sophisticated, mesmerizing guitar work, complimented by stellar vocals. 

Chris Antonik is the future of Canadian Blues

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE - John Mitchell

This is a mature album with thoughtful lyrics and plenty of fine playing – excellent stuff and highly recommended!

GONZO ONLINE

A Cross Between BB King and Eric Clapton

CONCERT MONKEY

The Canadian Gary Clark Jr......this is how modern blues should sound

 

NOTEWORTHY

 

2011 - Nominee Maple Blues Award - Best New Artist

2016 - Headlined UK's Upton Blues Festival

2018 - Nominee Maple Blues Award - Recording Of The Year

2018 - Nominee Maple Blues Award - Producer Of The Year

2018 - Nominee Maple Blues Award - Songwriter Of The Year

2018 - UK Tour - HRH Festival at O2 Academy - Sold-Out show

 

US Festivals Played:

  • Mount Baker R&B Festival, Washington

  • BBQ Blues and Bikes Festival, Kentucky

  • Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Festival, Illinois

  • Blue Ribbon Blues Festival, Iowa

Canadian Festivals Played:

  • Calabogie Blues Festival, Ontario

  • Festivale d’ete de Quebec, Quebec

  • Lighthouse Blues Festival, Ontario

  • Orangeville Blues & Jazz, Ontario

  • Canal Bank Shuffle, Ontario

  • Great Woods Music Festival, Manitoba

  • Beaches International Jazz Festival, Ontario

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