About

Honest as a day spent on a tractor, and driven like the drifting Prairie snow.  2017 Manitoba Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year, Quinton Blair is a road running, tale-spinning songwriter.  Silky and smooth like a diesel engine, his beard glistening in the setting sun, its rodeo mud in his teeth and horses in his blood.  more


 

Reviews and Articles

The Vue interview with Jasmine Salszar - Quinton Blair on his roots label.  Read article here

Runaway Pup live performance review with Dana Rempel.  Read review here

Jasper Fitz Hugh interview with Kayla Byrne - Country-folk Singer Sets Sights on Jasper.  Read article here

CBC interview with Bruce Ladan - Manitoba Country Singer Sets Sights on Nashville.  Read article here

Verb Magazine interview with Alex MacPherson - Writing Songs That Matter.  Read article here

LA Beat review with Richard Amery - Lots of Twang with Blake Berglund and Quinton Blair.  Read article here


Manitoba Music Winter Songwriter Retreat press release.  Read article here

Steinbach Online Quinton Blair and Jordan St Cyr - Manitoba Songwriting Retreat!.  Read article here

Highlights

  • 2015, 2016 Manitoba Country Music Association's Roots Artist of the Year
  • Played over 100 shows in 2015 from Halifax to Kelowna, and Nunavut to Nashville
  • Officially showcased at Canadian Country Music Week, Folk Alliance International, Manitoba Arts Network, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, Manitoba Music, and Manitoba Music Songwriter Camp
  • Latest release Cash Crop available April 2016
  • notable performances Dauphin's Country Fest, Canada Day at the Forks, Canadian Country Music Week, Festival du Voyageur, Chinook Rodeo Association Finals, Time's Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, the Park Theatre, The Ironwood Stage and Grill, Fratter's Speakeasy.
  • notable artists supported Corb Lund, George Canyon, Del Barber, Doc Walker, Fortunate Ones, Road Hammers, Bros Landreth, High Valley, Tim Chaison

Testimonies

…I am very excited about working with Quinton on his newest musical endeavors!  I’ve been watching and listening to his growth as a songwriter and honest performer.  I can see that he is ready to make his mark on the roots and country scene!  Quinton is the real thing. – Murray Pulver

I've never met someone as genuine as Quinton Blair.  He really cares about the people he talks to, he cares about the music he plays and he cares deeply about the stories he tells.  By far one of the nicest guys I've had the privilege to work with in this business.  He makes people around him feel like that really matter because to him they do. – Dave Anthony, Country 107.7FM

…I’m a fan of Quinton Blair, it’s as simple as that – he’s a great songwriter and a great performer…what else could you asks for? – Del Barber

…Quinton Blair is a total blast of fresh "country" air.  In an industry rife with faux country artists, Blair is the real deal and we're lucky to have him!" - Bruce Leperre 730 CKDM / Winnipeg Free Press
 
photo cred Greg Arcade

photo cred Greg Arcade