Spencer Mackenzie has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound, with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. “His guitar playing is crisp and clean even as it delivers some down- to-the bone licks…He’s got the blues power in his soul…” – Blues Blast Magazine.
His previous album ‘Cold November’ earned nominations, rave reviews and hit the top of the Blues Charts! Working with Eddie Krammer brought his experience to a whole new level! “With an eye towards the future, he’ll be the one taking the blues there with him…Cold November is jaw-dropping in its maturity!”-Rock and Blues Muse
Spencer’s newest release ‘Preach To My Soul’ is out now and making some serious noise once again, captivating the true blues audience while crossing the barriers to inspire the blues-rock, soul and roots fans!
At 22 years of age, Spencer Mackenzie celebrated three 2019 Independent Blues Awards Nominations for Blues Rock CD, Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Blues Song, Niagara Music Awards Blues Artist of The Year, Maple Blues Awards New Artist of The Year, 3rd Place International Songwriting Competition winner in Blues Category, and Toronto
Blues Society Talent Search Winner. He accomplished this and recording his new album while completing four years of college as a music major and now honours graduate at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Preach to my Soul, Mackenzie’s third studio album, he pushed the boundaries with his talent, passion, and an incredible team behind the album with Emmy Award Winner and Juno Nominated producer Ross Hayes-Citrullo and Juno award winner Steve Strongman special appearance on Paranoia Blues, and many more talented musicians all giving their incredible talent to this album.
Mackenzie has developed a tone, a vintage sound, a style that resonates and phrasing of a seasoned pro. Music is language. Words matter as do notes. Where they reside in a solo and how when layered they sometimes crunch and distort, at others sing and sting, is where his artistry resides in this new album. “In the new recording, I’m thoroughly connected to my roots. The title track Preach to My Soul, essentially refers to just that. The powerful influence from those that came before me are fundamentally preaching to my soul, channeling their passion, communicating their love for the Blues to come through me in my music.” Some tracks have a heavier guitar feel, some intricate blues all influenced with more of a blues-rock intent behind it. Preach to my Soul is a new direction for Spencer, it is sure to captivate the true blues audiences while crossing the barriers to inspire the blues-rock, soul and roots fans!
Spencer is excited and looking forward to performing to audiences everywhere while he plans his 2022/23 season and album release tour which includes: The Lighthouse Blues Festival (ON), Montreal International Jazz Festival (QC), Festival Blues d’la Baie (N.B.), Royal Botanical Gardens (ON), Trois-Rivières en Blues, Highway 401 Blues Festival (ON), Badlands Roots and Blues Barbeque (AB), First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (ON) and more! Spencer invites you to share this journey with him!