About

Honest as a day spent on a tractor, and driven like the drifting Prairie snow.  2018 Manitoba Country Music Association Roots Artist of the Year, Quinton Blair is a road running, tale-spinning songwriter.  Silky and smooth like a diesel engine, his beard glistening in the setting sun, its rodeo mud in his teeth and horses in his blood.
 

Blair’s wide understanding of country music suits him perfectly to the task of working the stages with the all-stars of both roots and mainstream country music in Canada. He has shared stages with Del Barber, Tim Hus, Shred Kelly, The Bros Landreth, and the likes of George Canyon, Doc Walker, High Valley, Corb Lund, Terri Clark, Charlie Major, Restless Heart, Emerson Drive, and more. He has showcased and performed at the CCMA’s, Folk Alliance - Kansas City, Break Out West, Manitoba Arts Network, OSAC, Dauphin’s Country Fest, Festival du Voyageur, Canada Day at the Forks, and Chinook Rodeo Association Finals.

 

Named Manitoba Country Music Association’s 2015, 2016 Roots Artist of the Year, and 2017 Male Artist of the year, was again named the MCMA 2018 Roots Artist of the Year.  His blue collar approach to the music business has him pickin’ a guitar nearly every weekend, and has allowed him to play stages as far north as Nunavut, and Dawson City and as far south as Nashville, Tennessee, demonstrating his insatiable thirst for the stage.  

 

The authenticity of Blair shines through in the many formats in which he travels. Blair as a solo artist, relies on his guitar, witty stories, and keen ability to capture the crowd night after night. He is often joined by good friend Bill Western Jr (Nathan, Del Barber) on pedal steel, or his whole band of honky tonk All Stars. Through the summer months, Blair is most often seen moving his band back and forth across the prairies, in between hauling his horses to Ranch Rodeos in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  

 

Wrangling horses is in his blood, and has been a part of the Blair family for generations.

 

New music coming soon, and more dates to be announced soon.

 

www.quintonblair.com