Hantsport Music Fest is very pleased to announce our 7th and final band for 2018.
The Jill Boudreau Band from the Annapolis Valley. Jill and her band will be sponsored this year by B.O.O.M. (Brothers Of Other Mothers) a group of Hantsport locals that together wanted to sponsor a band this year in memory of our friend Chris Dillman. Thanks B.O.O.M.
Here’s Jill’s Bio and we welcome her and the band to the HMF Family.
“It comes as no surprise Jill was born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton. Her infectious smile and sunny disposition leaves no doubt that she is a true Caper. She relocated to the valley to inspire young minds as a teacher right here in Wolfville. While she always had a profound love of music, it was only 5 years ago that she picked up a guitar and taught herself how to play. Her father’s experience playing guitar during her childhood largely influenced and fostered a true love of music early on. She began her musical endeavors here in the Annapolis Valley by singing her very first time in public at Paddy’s Pub open mic 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back. It wasn’t long before she was drawing crowds with a desire to dance. She has graced the stage of the Al Whittle theatre on multiple occasions performing at their Night Kitchen. Very recently she has taken on the challenge of writing and performing her own songs, which has been well received. She has many musical influences which are evident when you hear her sing, however she derives great inspiration from Winnipeg’s Romi Mayes and the Annapolis Valley’s own Hupman Brothers. The Jill Boudreau Band was formed just over a year ago and quickly sky rocketed to one of the most popular and sought after bands in the Annapolis Valley,playing at numerous pubs, festivals and special events. It doesn’t take long to realize the band’s love of soul, funk and rock, and they do it well. Inspiration comes from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Stevie Wonder, Etta James and a variety of other legends. The band is comprised of Jason Burns, (guitar) who has been on the valley music scene for over a decade having shared the stage with many big name acts. Scotty Marsters, (guitar) highly skilled guitar player and has been playing in the local music circuit for the past 5 years, both as lead guitar and vocalist. Kory Bayer, (bass) has been playing electric bass and acoustic upright bass for the past 30 years. Graham Howes, (keyboard) Graham has been performing for over 25 years as a full time musician/vocalist. He’s been featured on many TV and radio shows. Aaron Knock, (drums) studied classical percussion at Acadia’s School of Music.”