The Mighty Duck Blues Band presents the Saturday Afternoon Blues Matinee featuring Spencer Mackenzie.
18 year old ‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie, has an insightful musical expression emerging from his body, and the only explanation is an old soul residing within! He has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound, with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. His debut album ‘Infected with the Blues’ released in May 2016 earned rave reviews and international airplay. Over one year since the release, it still consistently hits the Top 50 Roots Music Report Blues/Rock Charts.
MacKenzie’s drive and work ethic goes beyond that of the typical teenager. Countless hours are spent song writing and travelling each week performing on the blues scene earning praise everywhere he performs.
In 2016 Spencer landed some prestigious festivals including Kitchener Blues Festival, Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle, West Coast Blues Festival, Canal Bank Shuffle and the Blues on the Rideau.In 2017 you can see him many festival stages including The Aurora Winter Blues Festival, Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Lighthouse Blues Festival, and many more!
In 2013 he won Niagara Music Awards Rising Star, was selected to perform the 2016 Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, in 2016 won the Toronto Blues Society New Talent Search earning a spot to compete at the 2017 International Blues Challenge, won 3rd place in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition in the Blues Category, and recently took home the Maple Blues Award for 'New Artist of the Year' and he has just begun his journey!