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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.
Blues Album of the Year award Nomination for album "Monkey Brain"
New Artist or Group of the Year Award nomination
Honourable Mention in the category of Established Performing Arts by the Mississauga Arts Council.
Winner of the Toronto chapter for Solo/Duo category, and competed in the international challenge in Memphis.
Interview with Rob Szabo: Sean Pinchin is a Juno-nominated slide guitar hero and veteran of thousands of live shows. We talk about his musical education from Weird Al to Cobain to Jimi Hendrix and Chris Whitley. We play his records and discuss his semi-public struggles with anxiety and depression- and how music in the thing that gets him out of bed.
Interview with Matt Lees: Canadian. Slide. Guitar Juno Nominee. Boathouse O.G. Sean Pinchin tells us about his start in music, and what keeps him going to this day as an indie blues artist. We chat about his solo projects as well as his various collaboration.
A conversation with Singer/songwriter and slide guitarist, Sean Pinchin (solo artist, Dione Taylor).
Sean Pinchin battles depression with music. Growing up, Toronto blues musician Sean Pinchin was a self-described "antisocial, weird kid," who, like many before him, found solace in music.
Sean Pinchin - Bad Things Album Review. Based out of Toronto, hard-hitting guitarist/vocalist Sean Pinchin earned a 2017 Juno Award nomination — the top blues honor in Canada, for album of the year — for Monkey Brain and follows it up with this long-awaited release.
Sean Pinchin riffs his way on top of gut punching blues to ask some truly philosophical questions on Monkey Brain.
Sean Pinchin - Bad Things - Album Review. Thick and murky moods are created by Sean Pinchin, as he sings along with a various styles of guitars along with Rob Szabo/b-g-key, Mary-Jane Luvite/dr and Jamie Grey/voc.
Toronto Blues Society reveals winning musicians for Memphis International Blues Challenge Contest.
Our January guest is Toronto native Sean Pinchin. In this intimate interview Sean discusses his struggles with mental illness, how it influenced his latest album “Monkey Brain”, and the importance of music in his life. Songs performed are “Goin’ Hobo” and “Monsters”.
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