Vancouver born Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian Blues scene since the mid-eighties. Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Blues acts and is known as the go to guy in Vancouver for the west coast Blues sound.
An accomplished and tasty guitar player with a relaxed vocal style Kozak has been winning over fans performing his up-tempo brand of jump, swing and working man’s blues to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
Gaining national recognition in 2013 Steve Kozak won a Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year. Being nominated by industry professionals from across Canada.
His latest and most highly anticipated CD release Lookin at Lucky featuring special guest James Harman has been very well received by Blues Fans and industry professionals alike.
Holger Petersen host of CBC Radios Saturday Night Blues and head of Stony Plain Records says…“Really been enjoying 'Lookin' At Lucky'. Well done all round.”
Bruce Iglauer head of Alligator records & artist management says… “This is a well-crafted album, performed with taste and subtlety. Any Blues fan should enjoy it; I sure did.”
Some recent highlights for Steve and his band have been performing at some great festivals and clubs including: Opening the 2014 Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, the 2014 Pender Harbour Blues Festival, Hwy. 101 Music Festival 2014, and The Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival 2014 following the legendary band Canned Heat. The Calgary Mid-Winter Blues Festival 2013, The Edmonton International Blues Festival 2010 and 2012, Powell River Blues Festival, 2011 & 2012, Nanaimo Blues Festival 2009, 2011, Pender Harbour Blues Festival, 2010, 2013, Rarearth Music festival 2011 in Vernon BC, The Maple Ridge Blues Festival in 2009 The Gastown Chili and Blues Festival in Vancouver, 2009 & 2010 and more.
Steve was awarded The Ambassador of the Blues Award for 2012 by the Blues Underground Network.
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