Sam Hurrie
July 11, 2009
Vancouver Island MusicFest
Courtenay, British COlumbia, Canada
Runtime: 38:33

Broadcast: 'Canada Live' on CBC Radio Two
MPEG II, Layer 1 (192 kb/s, 48 kHz, stereo)
Lineage: L-Band broadcast > DAB receiver > HD @ 44.1 kHz > edit+track > flac(lvl8)

Sam Hurrie has been playing blues and roots music for 40 years. With his highschool friend, Eugene Smith, Sam started out playing the Yorkville scene in the late 60's. He then moved to New York to record for A&M Records. Sam was fortunate enough to jam with some of the greats of the period, including Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles. Opening for his idol Muddy Waters at New York's Electric Circus, however, was a thrill of a lifetime for Sam Hurrie. In the 1970s, Sam moved with his family to the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, B.C. and played with many -- including partnering for a while with Doug Cox. In 2007, he moved back to Ontario. He is now based in Port Stanley, Ontario. Canada Live caught up with Sam Hurrie at the Vancouver Island MusicFest in July of 2009 and recorded his performance.

1 You're So Fine (Little Walter Jacobs) 5:12
2 Texas Blues (Tommy Johnson) 4:42
3 Statesboro Blues (Tommy Johnson) 5:57
4 Livin' in a Stream (Mississippi Sheiks) 4:58
5 Evil (Howlin' Wolf) 5:12
6 Mississippi Bottom Blues (Charlie Patton) 3:57
7 Souls Divide (Sam Hurrie) 4:38
8 Outside Woman Blues (Blind Arthur Reynolds) 3:54

All arrangements by Sam Hurrie, composers noted.

Sam Hurrie - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

CBC Radio Production Credits:
Derek Bird - Producer
Gary Morgan - Recording Engineer