Justin Saladino Band
Justin Saladino Band
Homegrown Montrealer, Justin Saladino leads a guitar-driven contemporary blues/rock 'n’ soul group with powerful guitar playing, sultry vocals, and genre-blending compositions. Firmly backed by the foundation of Denis Paquin and Gabriel Forget, the explosive core trio has brought their much-acclaimed albums A Fool’s Heart (2018) and No Worries (2016) to stages across Eastern Canada. JSB Live is the band's third record, released March 6, 2020, on BROS Productions and Believe Digital in Canada and worldwide.
JSB Live was recorded over two nights in front of an audience of loyal fans at Quebec's largest recording facility, Piccolo Studios. "Six musicians, two shows and 11 songs....I'm proud of that," says Justin fondly of the group’s new recording. The album is a true, live music experience and fan acknowledgment, feeding a desire for a live record. With the addition of an electric take on Tom Petty's "You Don't Know How It Feels”, JSB Live delivers a diverse setlist of the band's history to date.
In 2018, the 21st annual Maple Blues Awards nominated the group for New Artist of the Year in Canada. The following year, Blues and Roots Radio acknowledged JSB’s country-crossover tune, “Third Week Of June,” as 2018 Song of the Year under the group category. The band was also selected to represent Quebec and compete with over 200 other acts from around the world at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee, hosted by The Blues Foundation.
The band is no stranger to major festivals, having appeared on multiple occasions at the Tremblant International Blues Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival as well as the Ottawa BluesFest, and Festival d’Été de Québec in 2019. The group also showcased at the bi-annual all-Canadian Blues Summit held in Toronto.
This rich history has informed the 10,000 hours of experience reflected when Justin and his band steps on stage. JSB Live stands as a formidable recording capturing the band in full bloom.