Cootes Paradise – Downstream

Cootes Paradise Downstream Cover


“Here and Now”, CBC Radio
“Saturday Night Blues”, CBC Radio, (Holger Petersen)
“Bluz FM”, Jazz FM, (Danny Marks)
“Blues Blast”, CIOI, The Hawk FM, (Ken Wallis, Hamilton)
“Blues Source Canada”, Blues and Roots Radio (Ken Wallis)
“Blind Lemon Blues”, CHMR, (Terry Parsons, NFLD)
“Sunday Morning Hangover Cure”, KBOG, (Terry Parsons, NFLD)
“Red Hot and Blues”, GTFM, South Wales, U.K. (Norm Griffiths)
“Blues Boogie and Bop”, CFBX, (Vince Almond, Kamloops, B.C.)
“Blues Beat Radio”,, (Geoff Pegler, Australia)
“Blues On The Bridge”, WCOO, (Shrimp City Slim, Charleston, S. Carolina)
“The Rockin’ Blues Show”, CJSF / CJMP, (Brent Morrison, N. Vancouver, B.C.)
“Corby’s Orbit”, Radio Regent, (Paul Corby, Toronto, ON)
Stingray Music, (Greg Torrington, Montreal, QC)
“The Monster Blues Show”, Monster Radio 93.3, (Sunny Blue, Lanzarote, Spain)


Cootes Paradise “Downstream”

“Downstream” is now available on many digital platforms. Physical copies can be purchased via Bandcamp. Visit our YouTube Channel and subscribe here.

Release Date: August 21st, 2020
Now available on Spotify

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“…inventive arrangements, touches that take each song past the usual blues workouts.”;
“…a worthy project to cap the famed engineer Nick Blagona’s career, which saw him as the in-house wiz at Le Studio for luminaries such as Cat Stevens, The Bee Gees and Deep Purple, and producer for The Tea Party, Kim Mitchell and April Wine, among hundreds of projects.” – Bob Mersereau, Veteran Canadian Broadcaster

“Downstream is terrific – one of the best musical journeys of the year – and you can quote me on that!” – Ken Wallis, The Hawk 101.5 FM,  Blues and Roots The Best of the Blues, music and interviews

“Great CD! It’s even better than the first one, and I really liked the first one a LOT!” – Paul Norton, CiTR 101.9 Code Blue

“Great Album by an excellent Canadian Band” – Terry Parsons, CHMR FM

“We’ve been listening to your new album over and over again. Every song is a masterpiece…” – Brent and Janna Malseed, Hamilton Musicians’ Guild

What fans are saying about “Downstream”:

I’m telling you, go buy the new Cootes Paradise CD, Downstream. This is a band of pros with serious writing chops and world class talent! Loved the first LP from them and it’s great but this? If you like R&B with jazzy rhythms and blues chops throughout, this is one of the best I’ve bought in years, what an incredible album. Production by Nick Blagona and Roman Marcone at Halo with bed tracks by Amy King over at Grant Avenue! (What a send off for Nick) elevated this to heights seldom heard anywhere! Man we have awesome talent in this town. Start to finish, no weak spots! Every freaking song is stellar, every single one!! This will be on rotation at the Irvine house for years to come!! Just go listen….WOW and wow! 4th time through this morning. Ya, you could say I kinda like! But every single song?? How dare they??? Lol” – Bill I, fan

“The sound is amazing on my stereo, even more layers to the music than what I can hear on-line. I love every song and yes I was sad when I realized the CD was at the end, so Repeat!” – Susan R, fan

“I’ve been singing ‘Knack for That’ pretty well non-stop for a week. Best earworm ever. I had it on full blast with my convertible top down this weekend. A young guy in another convertible pulled up beside me and asked who the band was. I raved about Cootes Paradise and he said he’d check it out. He told me he plays blues guitar and harmonica. We covered a lot waiting for the light to change.” – Louise D, fan