Trois-Rivières en Blues - Édition 2022

  • From August 25th to 27th, 2022
  • Doors : 6 PM
  • Show : 7 PM
Trois-Rivières en Blues - Édition 2022

About this show

The shows presented at the Amphithéâtre Cogeco as part of the Trois-Rivières en Blues festival will take place from August 25 to 27, 2022.

About Fuel Junkie - Thursday August 25th Tailgate | 6:00 pm

Fuel Junkie are making a return to Trois-Rivières en Blues after entertaining fans at the tailgate party at the entrance of the Cogeco Amphitheatre in the past, as well as in the nightlife of the festival's affiliated bars. With two albums under their belt, Injected (2016) and All Out (2019), the six-piece band from Montreal's South Shore is inspired by its leader and tenor saxophonist Mark Leclerc, and together they become authentic propagators of a style that relies on modern and bold arrangements. It honks from all sides, the beneficial sounds of their pipes are of an efficiency to make the best blowers blush with envy: blues, funk and soul reach our ears with happiness.

About Anthony Gomes - Thursday, August 25 | 7:00 pm

Born to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother, the 52-year-old Toronto-born guitarist writes and sings bold, modern-sounding blues, incorporating rock with a swagger.

He has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray, among others, while promoting his Music is The Medicine Foundation since 2010, an organization that promotes the therapeutic effects of music.

In 2020, he saw his album Containment Blues reach #1 on the Billboard Blues chart, tying for the seventh consecutive time the Top 10 entry of any of his twelve records released to date, a discography that began in 1998. In 2019, he was named in the « Best Blues Guitarist » category of Guitar World magazine. In 2018, his superb record Peace, Love and Loud Guitars reached #1 on iTunes Blues. His song Love Sweet Love has been listened to over 5 million times on Spotify. Gomes has also released three DVDs of his live performances.

About Bernard Allison - Thursday, August 25th | 8:15pm

The scintillating 57-year-old guitarist, the youngest of nine children of legendary Chicago guitarist Luther Allison, has just released a new album, Highs and Lows (Ruf records), on which funky blues takes center stage. More good news? The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Index! His life as a musician has taken him back and forth between Europe (he lived in Paris for a long time) and the United States, where his illustrious father was one of the pillars of Chicago blues.

With an electric, urban sound, Allison was immersed in the blues as a teenager, accompanying singer Koko Taylor and her band The Blues Machine for three years. A few years later, he teamed up with Cedric Burnside, grandson of Mississippi blues icon R.L. Relying heavily on emotion and energy, Allison captures his audience's attention from the first notes, often taking risks. Her controlled skids are a delight to fans. Somewhere between the style of Eric Gales and Gary Clark Jr, guitarist Allison also sets his six-string guitar on fire. A first stop for us that will leave no one indifferent!

About Tom Cochrane - Thursday, August 25, 9:45pm

The 69-year-old Manitoba-born, but decades-old Toronto-based guitarist and songwriter hit it big in 1992 with the release of his record Mad Mad World, featuring the radio mega-hit Life is a Highway. But it was with his band Red Rider that he began his career in 1977. Two years later, the song White Hot became a Canadian rock classic that is still heard regularly today!

A member of the Canadian Musicians Hall of Fame, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008. Also a multiple Juno award winner, his tenth and final album was released in 2015.

About Angelique Francis - Friday, August 26 Tailgate | 6:00 pm

The Ottawa-based singer and bassist comes to visit with her six-piece ensemble, three of whom are horn players, and a new album, Long River, her second after Kissed By The Blues released a few years ago. Her young career has clearly taken off in versatility: a multi-instrumentalist with a wide repertoire, Francis confidently dives into blues, gospel, soul, jazz and rock with a definite talent for songwriting. In front of audiences of Joe Bonnamassa, Beth Hart, Keb Mo or Gary Clark jr. she takes her stride with the serenity of one who can't go wrong. Indeed, the musician has it all and fans will be able to see it at the beginning of the evening during the tailgate party.

About The Lachy Doley Group - Friday, August 26 | 7:00 pm

The Hammond B-3 organist and clavinet player (with the whammy bar he uses aplenty) returns to the scene of the crime! The fiery 44 year old Australian has brought the crowd to its feet more than once at the festival! On the Badeaux Street stage or at the tailgate party at the entrance of the Cogeco Amphitheatre, this indefatigable showman with a whiskey voice and his two sidekicks are promoted to the festival's main stage this time and it's more than deserved!

With his new album, Studios 301 Sessions, under his arm, the musician has been praised by Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple as the greatest living keyboardist, while others describe him as the Jimi Hendrix of the organ (his version of Voodoo Chile is stunning). Blues, soul, funk and rock blend beautifully in this captivating musical proposition. A guaranteed favorite!

About Steve Hill - Friday, August 26th | 8:15pm

The guitarist from Trois-Rivières celebrates thirty years of career with an exceptional and exclusive concert at the festival! Back home, back to his roots, the evening promises to be very special. For the occasion, Hill offers a tour of all his albums in a band format with a horn section, he who has been accustomed for more than ten years to his one-man band and his Solo Recordings albums first released in 2012.

Recently, he released a deluxe version of his most recent record, Desert Trip. Hill, who has shared the stage with B.B. King, Z.Z. Top and Ray Charles, has also played in the bands of Zachary Richard, Nanette Workman and Michel Pagliaro, and collaborated with Acadian Edith Butler on her latest album, and with Maestro Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Candlelight Concerto) in 2018.

In Europe, his influence is palpable throughout the territory, and his tours with the legendary English group Wishbone Ash have confirmed his achievements. In terms of distinctions, we note his Juno award in 2015, category best blues album and eight Maple Blues trophies collected since 2000. An exquisite evening of consecration for the illustrious bluesman, a Mauritian at heart and soul.

About Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Friday, August 26th | 9:45pm

The 53 year old Californian honors us with his first visit to the festival. With his astute blend of folk, blues, rock, gospel and reggae, he transcends musical genres with an infectious charisma.

Harper has a long track record, having collaborated with blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, the blind singers of Blind Boys of Alabama, forming several bands including The Innocent Criminals and Relentless7. In 2010, he joins Dhani Harrison, son of George and American musician Joseph Arthur under the banner Fistful of Mercy. In 2011, Ringo Starr produced two songs from his album Give It Till It's Gone. In 2013, he released the album Get Up! on the prestigious Stax label and on which Musselwhite appears.

With his Weissenborn or lap-steel guitars that he lays flat on his knees with the strings up to better manipulate them, not to mention the « bottleneck » style that he practices to excess, Ben Harper is a musician out of the ordinary, inventive and essential. An event!

About Backtrack Blues Band - Saturday, August 27 Tailgate | 6:00 pm

The veteran band from Tampa, Florida returns to the festival with Canadian-born guitarist Chris Chown, aka Kid Royal, and harmonica player Sonny Charles leading this quintet of seasoned musicians. The band's sound is primarily influenced by authentic Chicago blues. Since 1980, BTBB has played with Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Greg Allman, Buddy Guy and many other blues greats. The Floridians' 7th and most recent record, Your Baby Has Left, released in 2019 will finally have its live baptism here. The perfect tonic to start your evening. We're waiting for you!

About Brandon Taz Niederauer - Saturday, August 27 | 7:00 pm

The New York comedian and guitarist born in 2003 arrives like a first grader who loves to play! Although he played in the Broadway musical School of Rock, it's his mastery of the blues guitar that is turning heads and predestining him for this noble calling at only 19 years old. Like the young Jamiah Rogers who was treading the Badeaux Street stage at the same age, Niederauer had already traded solos before the age of 15 with Greg Allman, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule) as well as Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks and Lady Gaga, not to mention an appearance with the legendary German band, The Scorpions! He has been seen on The Ellen Show, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The View to mention a few prime time TV shows. He has been compared to the little Tasmanian devil because of his frenetic guitar playing. A first at the festival and certainly not a last. Talent to spare!

About Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues - Saturday, August 27 | 8:15 pm

The blues-jazz band founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1978 is still going strong on the Canadian blues scene. With its omnipresent horns, infectious choruses and party spirit, the first album, Uncut, went double-platinum (200,000 copies sold) in Canada in 1982 with songs like Hear That Guitar Ring, Doin' It Right, Boppin' With The Blues and What've I Been Drinking. The second record is cast in the same mold, Thirsty Ears released in 1981 was also very successful and is certified platinum. In 1986, Tom Lavin and his band won the W.C. Handy Award for « Best Foreign Blues Band ». In 1997, they accompanied American bluesman Lowell Fulson on his Stony Plain record.

With more than twelve albums in their extensive discography, Powder Blues is making a stop at the festival for the first time! Watch out, it's going to be a lot of fun!

About Larkin Poe - Saturday, August 27 | 9:45pm

The Nashville-based folk-rock-blues quartet hails from the state of Georgia and is the brainchild of two Lovett sisters, Rebecca, 31, vocalist, acoustic and electric guitarist, mandolinist and pianist, and Megan Lovell, 33, on vocal harmonies and lap steel and Dobro guitars.

In 2010, the duo released four EPs (mini-albums) in the same year in tribute to the four seasons. Venom & Faith climbed to the top of the Billboard blues chart in 2018 and earned a Grammy nomination. Self Made Man, the pair's fourth studio album, was released in 2020. Often compared to the Allman Brothers, Larkin Poe was on the prestigious bill at London's Glastonbury Festival and O2 Arena in 2014, as well as appearing on T-Bone Burnett's project-disc that same year; in 2015 the sisters did it again, this time with Elvis Costello.

Kindred Spirits, LP's fifth record, was released in November 2020. A record of covers of songs by Elvis Presley, Lenny Kravitz, Robert Johnson, Neil Young, Elton John and several others rendered. The sisters recently performed on the song Stackin' Bones from Billy Gibbons' (ZZ Top) latest solo album and sang the Star Spangled Banner before a NASCAR race on the roof of a building in Nashville on April 21, 2021!

As a Canadian exclusive, the festival is offering Larkin Poe, who is continuing his world tour, as an exclusive event for festival goers. For the occasion, the two sisters will perform songs from their new album Blood Harmony. A great evening where the musical heritage of the South will be blithely hovering over the human tide coming to meet it. A must-see event.


All of the shows presented at the Cogeco Amphitheatre will be accessible with the festival passport, available from $68.50 (plus taxes). Passports giving access to the Privilege Zone will be on sale for $305.50 (plus taxes). All passports give access to all three nights of the festival and will go on sale on Friday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. Passports will be available at,, at the J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall box office from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Cogeco Amphitheatre box office from Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and by phone at 819 380-9797 or at 1 866 416-9797.


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Seating configuration

Spectators can sit in the venue around bistro and cocktail tables. Places are assign on a first-come, first-served basis.

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