Red Headed Blues Boy

Every now and then a kid comes along who just has it. Liam is one of those kids. He simply loves the guitar and the blues and he plays for his love of the music first and foremost. For Liam, it’s not about finding fame in today’s world of ‘Idol’ competitions. It’s simply about the music and it shows in his playing. Get ready to be moved by the Red Headed Blues Boy!

Hi, I’m Liam. Some people call me ‘The Red-Headed Blues Boy’.

I love blues music, I play blues music, and I will never stop learning blues music. I play Mississippi Delta Blues, Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Chicago Blues, Fingerpicking, and blues-influenced music through Ry Cooder, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, to modern bands.

I play Robert Johnson, Son House, Charlie Patton, Doc Watson, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Jimi Hendrix, and others.

I want to play a part in keeping blues alive through another generation. By playing the music of these great bluesmen, I tell their stories to new audiences, and hopefully inspire other people to go buy their records, sing their songs, pick up or learn the guitar and keep this wonderful heritage alive.

I’ve played over 100 times in public since the age of 7.

At age 11, I played live with local musicians and also opened shows for Mississippi Delta Bluesman Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Maple Blues Award Winner Rick Fines, and BC Hall of Fame Inductee Doug Cox.

At 12, I was asked to play at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, BC by Maple Blues Award Winner David Gogo on a lineup with David Gogo, Ken Hamm, and David Vest. I opened Ken Hamm’s solo show in Parksville, BC, opened a show for the legendary Terry Robb, and was invited to play my first ever festival – Texada Roots & Blues Festival where I played a solo set and then played alongside local legend Gerry Barnum.

At age 13, I was asked to play at the 2020 Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival and of course, Vancouver island MusicFest! I have just recorded my debut album as well.

I enjoy what I do. I hope some of you do too.