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Matinée Café: Lyle Odjick Band and The Northern Steam

Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Enjoy an hour of live performance with coffee and treats after the show.

Originating from the Algonquin reservation of Kitigan Zibi, QC, now based in Ottawa, ON, Lyle Odjick went from teaching himself harmonica to being nominated for a Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year in 2022.  

After playing one gig with a borrowed house band he knew he needed to scout out some local blues musicians on the Ottawa scene to form his own blues band. Less than a month later “The Northern Steam” was formed and became a solid foundation for his Chicago blues harmonica driven sound. What began as a blues cover band with a fat swinging rhythm section and a harmonica wielding front man has evolved into a high energy blues-rock band with their own foot stomping sound. With a burning desire to play on stage, Odjick went from strumming in a small town to becoming Maple Blues Award Nominated and opening for heavy hitting acts such as Colin James, Randy Bachman, MonkeyJunk, Paul Reddick and more. 

You may have seen him around the city performing at Bluesfest three times, Kemptville Live Music Festival, Junofest and more!