Jay Nowicki takes a break from Mayes tour to play with Perpetators


It seems like only yesterday that Winnipeg bluesman Jay Nowicki was Lethbridge.  Well it was, sort of,  he was in town to play the SliceJay Nowicki returns to lethbridge with the Perpetrators. Photo by Richard Amery with Romi Mayes, Aug. 26.

 But while he has been touring steadily with Mayes, he takes a quick break to return to Lethbridge and play the Slice, Sept. 9 with popular blues rockers the Perpetrators including original drummer Ken McMaho plus bassist Ryan Menard.
 He is focusing on his work with Mayes  including preparing for a vinyl release of “Lucky Tonight,” the latest CD she and Nowicki recorded.

 The popular Winnipeg blues rockers are a band based around Jay Nowicki’s guitar and voice who combine elements of country, punk, rock and roll and a lot of Howlin’ Wolf/ Hound Dog Taylor style blues.

They have a number of upbeat, blues rockers, plus  catchy numbers  like “Six Pack,” “Malt Liquor.”

 “We’ve been sticking pretty close to home,” Nowicki said of the Perpetrators, who still play regularly around Winnipeg and don’t tour as much as they used to. But  he took advantage of a break in Romi Mayes’ relentless touring schedule to book a quick Albertan tour for the Perpetrators including stops in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.


While Nowicki is looking forward to playing Perpetrators favourites, he is almost more excited about playing a few songs with his new punk/ blues duo project with McMahon — K-Mac& Howik’s Punk Blues Funhouse.
“What else do you do over long Winnipeg winters than play,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to it.

 — by Richard Amery, L.A  Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 September 2011 11:00 )