The Son of Legendary Blues Icon Magic Slim carries on the tradition of authentic soul-searching Chicago Blues.
Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, Cobourg - October 2nd, 8pm
Regent Theatre, Picton - October 3rd, 8pm
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Shawn Holt commenced his professional career when he was aged 17, touring alongside his father Magic Slim and his uncle Nick Holt, as part of the previous version of the Teardrops. Following that tour, Holt formed his own outfit, Lil' Slim and The Back Alley Blues Band and continued learning his craft at playing the blues.
Holt joined The Teardrop's again in January 2013 and toured with his father. During the East coast tour with Johnny Winter, Shawn's father became very ill and ended up in the hospital in Pennsylvania...he told Shawn to carry on. The Teardrops opened for Johnny Winter in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The act was well received and Winter requested that they would continue to be his support act for the remainder of his tour. The band opened for Johnny Winter at his sold out show at The Regent Theatre in Oshawa and even though at this point his father had passed, Sean Holt and The Teardrops put on a show that night ensuring that his fathers style of House Rockin' Chicago Blues would carry on well into the future.
In 2013, John Primer, a former Teardrop, was the special guest on Shawn Holt & the Teardrops' debut recording, Daddy Told Me.It was recorded in Chicago. Primer played and sang on two of the album's tracks, of which five overall were written by Holt. Two songs on the collection were cover versions of Magic Slim's tracks - "Buddy Buddy Friend" and "Please Don’t Dog Me".Daddy Told Me was released on the Blind Pigrecord label. The album reached number one on the Living Blues blues radio chart in October 2013. Pierre Lacocque of Mississippi Heat noted, upon hearing the album, that Holt "only uses a thumb pick for his guitar, with no special effects, and straight into his amplifier. It is indeed a guitar style that is reminiscent of his father's".
In 2014, Shawn Holt & the Teardrops won aBlues Music AwardforDaddy Told Mein the 'Best New Artist Debut' category.
Sean Holt and The Teardrops have been touring the globe and thrilling audiences keeping Real Chicago Blues Alive ever since.