James Steel

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Salty Towers Artist Residencies, Periwinkle Productions and Management, Winter Warmer Festival, Ministers Island Summer Concert Series

 

Jamie has been working in the music industry for close to 20 years. He has worked with and help develop the careers of a number of award winning New Brunswick artists Ryan LeBlanc, Hot Toddy, Isaac and Blewett, Keith Hallett and also artists from outside of the region including harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens, bluegrass royalty Raymond McLain, boogie woogie man Alan Gerber and finger style guitarists  Tony Cox from South Africa and Andres Godoy from Chile.

Jamie founded Paddlefest the annual outdoor and music festival in St Andrews and now curates Winter Warmer a small venue multi day event at the end of January and a summer concert series on Minister's Island. He has produced more than 500 small scale shows and worked with 100's of musicians.

His "Chateau Alternatato" Salty Towers has been a resting place for 1000's over the past 20+ years and has hosted creative residencies, recording sessions, workshops and house concerts.

Always interested in new and emerging New Brunswick talent Jamie likes to discover artists with something a little different to offer.

He also sits on the board of MNB and has been a past board member of ECMA, Folk Music Canada and regulary sits on FACTOR and ECMA juries.

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