Crystal Shawanda | St. Thomas, ON

* Crystal Shawanda *

2x Juno Award winner Singer/Songwriter


Tickets: $35.00 + fees

Juno Award-winning powerhouse Crystal Shawanda is back with her latest studio album, Midnight Blues, on True North Records. Her latest fiery blues collection showcases her full-throttle raspy voice, unmatched in today’s musical landscape, and an authentic appreciation for the genre dating back to her youth.

“Growing up, all of my favorite music had these breadcrumbs that led me to the blues,” Crystal says. “I often quote Willie Dixon: ‘Blues is the roots and everything else is the fruits.’ Even in today’s pop music, there’s all this influence that derives from the blues. I was just always really attracted to the rawness and the realness of the blues.”

Produced and engineered in Nashville by her husband and long-time collaborator Dwayne Strobel, Midnight Blues — her eighth studio album, and fifth since switching from a chart-topping career as a country artist —  is a collection of original songs, such as the seductive-sounding rocker “Midnight Blues,” swampy dancefloor groove “Rumpshaker,” and gentler “Take A Little Walk With The Moon,” as well as covers of the Howlin’ Wolf classic “Evil” and her take on Celine Dion’s hit “That’s Just The Woman In Me.”

The album also features Canadian multi-instrumentalist Steve Marriner, the late blues harp player Harpdog Brown, and in-demand bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Chrissie Hynde).

“This is absolutely my favorite album I’ve ever recorded because I feel like my husband put me in a picture frame,” says Crystal. “He really captured who I am as an artist. He let my vocal shine. He brought out the best in me and all the songs that we wrote really capture my live show and who I am.”


  • Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards, 3x winner 2008
  • Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, 5x winner 2008
  • Canadian Country Music Association, winner of Female Artist of the Year 2009
  • Canadian Radio Music Awards, winner for New Country Artist 2009
  • Juno award-winner Aboriginal Album of the Year 2013
  • Juno award-winner Best Blues Album of the Year 2021
Crystal Shawanda
The Back Alley, 18 Princess Ave.,St. Thomas,ON
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Crystal Shawanda is a 2x Juno Award winner Singer/Songwriter
Offer Price
CAD $35.00


May 14 2023


2:00 PM - 4:30 PM




The Back Alley - St. Thomas, ON
The Back Alley - St. Thomas, ON
18 Princess Ave, St. Thomas, ON N5R 3V2

Great restaurant but more than a place to eat; four distinct venues all with their own social atmosphere. The restaurant is open throughout the day with the Main Venue hosting live entertainment and the Loft catering to the younger crowd.


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