“Every now and then a kid comes along who just has it. Liam is one of those kids. He simply loves the guitar and the blues and he plays for his love of the music first and foremost. For Liam, it’s not about finding fame in today’s world of ‘Idol’ competitions. It’s simply about the music and it shows in his playing. Get ready to be moved by the Red Headed Blues Boy!” - Doug Cox, Artistic Director - Vancouver Island MusicFest
Liam, Age 13
The Red Headed Blues boy
At age 11, I opened shows for Mississippi Blues Man Terry "Harmonica” Bean, Maple Blues Award Winner Rick Fines, and BC Hall of Fame Inductee Doug Cox.
At 12, I was an opener for 2x Maple Blues Award Winner David Gogo at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo.
I opened a show for Juno Award Winner Ken Hamm, and also for the legendary Terry Robb, widely regarded to be one of the best acoustic blues guitarists of all time.
I was also invited to play my first festival - Texada Blues & Roots Festival, where I played a solo set and also partnered local legend Gerry Barnum on several songs.
At 13, I recorded my debut CD "These Blues Are Red" (Coming May 2020), and was invited to play at the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest and Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival.
I'm always learning.