Powerhouse vocalist an singer/songwriter, Sarah Smith, fresh off a week of performing in the sun at Mangos Jamaica Beach Resort during their Lady Jah Blues in Jamaica event, headed right into the cold here in Windsor. Sarah’s’ band headlined an incredible night of live music with special guests, talented local bands, The Oh Chays, and Fresh Breath at Rockstar Music Hall on January 25, 2019.
Sarah Smith’s powerful voice and introspective pop/rock songwriting have earned her a wide following through years of touring in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Based in nearby London, Ontario, fans in Windsor are lucky to experience her live several times a year when she comes to town. Whether it’s just her and her acoustic guitar or her full band, she is simply a mesmerizing performer. Sarah has won and been nominated for many awards throughout her career, including: Best Rock Artist (2018) and Best Singer/Songwriter (2017) at The Jack Richardson Music Awards, Best Adult Contemporary at The Toronto Independent Music Awards (2015). On Friday night Windsor fans were treated to a night of the Sarah Smith Band once again.
Find out more about Sarah Smith at https://www.sarahsmithmusic.com
Kay Oh Chay
While the show promoted Kay Oh Chay (Kelly Authier) as one of the acts, her husband, Michael Authier, the second half of the duo making up their band The Oh Chays was right there performing with her. Together they thrilled the crowd with their Folk/Soul/Blues sounds as they always do when taking the stage. Kelly was inducted into the Windsor-Essex Musicians Hall of Fame this past September, a testament to the talent that makes up this powerful duo.
Find out more about The Oh Chays at https://www.theohchays.com
Hailing from Cottam, husband and wife music duo, Josh & Katie Pascoe, make up the talented Fresh Breath band. The singer songwriters bring audiences lots of positive energy as they perform the rock, folk, and blues with a little bit of country mixed in, that they are known for. Their Facebook page says, “They are currently working on a new full length album, to be released in early 2019 with plans on touring throughout Canada in 2019 & 2020.”
Find out more about Fresh Breath at http://www.freshbreathband.com
Rockstar Music Hall
Big supporters of the live music scene in Windsor, Rock Star Music Hall has several great shows lined up including Pat Travers (April 14), and Killer Dwarfs (April 26).
They are also working on bringing Platinum Blonde, Howard Jones, Honeymoon Suite, Ratt, Brett Michaels, Quiet Riot, Lee Aaron, Helix, and many more to town. These shows bring world class, big name, music industry acts to the city, and creates opportunity for local original artists (part of Rockstar’s mission).
For more about Rockstar Music Hall visit https://www.facebook.com/RockStarWindsor/
Photos by Dan Boshart
Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter.