Juno Nominated and Internationally Recognized Singer/ Songwriter/ Slide Guitarist Sean Pinchin has been a steady presence on the Festival circuit for nearly 2 decades.. Since his first performance in 2005 while opening for Sawyer Brown as Guitarist / 2nd Vocalist in a Gretchen Wilson Tribute band, Sean had begun a regular pre - pandemic life on the road performing roughly 200 shows a year all through North America. Recording original music and creating beautifully constructed interpretations of classic Blues and Roots music since 2007, he received a (2014) Maple Blues Nomination for Best New Artist, his 2016 Release “Monkey Brain” received the Juno Nomination for Best Blues Album of the Year (2017) and he was recognized by the Toronto Blues Society as Semi Finalist for the Road to Memphis Challenge (2019). In (2020) Sean recorded guitar for the “Lily Pad Bop” by Splash’N Boots featuring Jill Barber which won the Juno Award for Best Children’s Album.
During his almost 20 year career Sean has opened for Tinsley Ellis, Jeff Lang (twice), Mel Brown, Steve Strongman, Monkey Junk, Phillip Sayce, and Kim Churchill. And as a member of the Dione Taylor Band since (2014) Sean has shared the stage with such Internationally recognized acts as War and Treaty, Colin James, Birds of Chicago, Serena Ryder, MCrary Sisters, Harry Manx, Blind Boy Paxton, Harrison Kennedy, Carl, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar and Guy Davis.
Post Covid era has proven to be a productive time for the release of new music in the form of 3 new SINGLES. (2021) “Gonna Be Ok” is a warm, understated yet positive song of hope released during a difficult time in our history. (2022) “Believer” is a Folk / RnB track that celebrates the connection between two lovers. (2022) “Spring Bee” is an instrumental track fully performed, recorded and produced by Sean in an afternoon at his North York Apartment. A lush mix of tones including Sean’s one of a kind slide guitar tone delicately layered over an almost Pixies era groove.
With rumblings of new material currently in the works Sean has recruited Upright Bassist / Backing Vocalist Scott Fitzpatrick as a support player both live and in the studio. The pair have been active in Toronto since Jan 2023 and have already graced Festival Stages in Orangeville and Goderich ON, along with keeping a regular gig schedule around Toronto and surrounding GTA and thru North Western Ontario.