James Boraski & Momentary Evolution

Band Members 

James Boraski - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Connie Boraski - Vocals & Percussion
Cale Wilson - Lead Guitar
Calum Robertson - Lead Guitar
Jerry DePiero - Harmonica
Tom Boshcoff - Bass
Tony Biscardi - Drums
Vic Dupuis - Sax

Genre 

Blues,
Rock

Contact

james_boraski@live.ca
(807) 355-3996

Bio 

James, now from Thunder Bay, Ontario, spent nearly a decade in the Canadian Arctic where he lived in Inuvik and Yellowknife, performing throughout the NWT. He hails from rural southern Ontario, where he purchased his first guitar at the age of 12, and in the 40+ years since he has been playing music and writing songs. His original music is a fusion of blues-infused roots & rock combined with his life experiences and travels across Canada. He and the band have performed at community clubs, charity events, concert halls and music festivals… even in Mexico!! While still performing occasionally as a solo artist, Boraski has fronted several bands in Ontario and the Northwest Territories. He is now exploring performance opportunities throughout Ontario. James has also been a music director, show producer, emcee and performer at several events including: The Inuvik Petroleum Show, The Great Northern Arts Festival, The End of the Road Music Festival, The Festival of Trees, The 2008 Arctic Winter Games, Relay for Life, Bastille Days at Le Frolic, The Ability Cup, International Music Day, The Caribou Carnival, The YK-75 Summer Showcase of Music, Yellowknife Sings @ NACC, The Gateway Jamboree, The South Slave Friendship Festival, EKATI Diamond Mine, Yellowknife’s Folk on the Rocks - Endless Summer, Thunder Bay Blues Society\'s - International Blues Challenge, Thunder Bay Musicians\' Association 75th Anniversary Music Showcase, Thunder Bay\'s \"Summer in the Parks\" Concert Series and many more. He was previously the Executive Director and Vice-President of Music NWT, the Northwest Territories music association, and he also served as the NWT\'s Director on the Western Canada Music Alliance for BreakOut West & Western Canada Music Awards. He lives, works and devotes much of his time to the promotion of live music across Canada. James was the recipient of a NWT Arts Council Grant and he released his debut CD entitled ‘NVR2L8’ (Never Too Late) at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in the fall of 2009. James is extremely proud that \'NVR2L8\' was a featured work at Canada\'s Northern House Retail Store at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC Canada. He has recently opened shows for CAMA Award Winner and JUNO Award Nominee - Diga Wolf; JUNO Award Winner - Leela Gilday; Maple Blues Award Nominee and USA Blues Hall of Fame Inductee - Marshall Lawrence; and Multi Maple Blues and JUNO Award Winner - Jack de Keyzer. In January 2013, James began recording his follow-up CD - \"Comin\' Home\" - at the Canterbury Music Company in Toronto, Ontario. The album is being produced by 2013 JUNO Nominee and 2X JUNO & 7X Maple Blues Award winner, Jack de Keyzer on the independent Bluestar Records label. The album features an \"all-star\" line-up and has been pleasing audiences siince its release on April 17, 2013 - stay tuned for more!!

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