TERRY GILLESPIE, singer, songwriter and founder of Canada’s renowned Heaven’s Radio is best known for his love of rhythm, his musical intensity and his unique soulful voice. He is considered a forefather of the cultural dissemination of American music into Canada. The highly regarded critic Tim Holek has called him "Canada’s King of Roots Music". Though raised in England, he was born in Edmonton, but it was in Michigan in the '60s, that he cut his musical teeth, playing with Blues legends such as Howlin Wolf, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Today his voice is frequently compared to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan while his guitar is reminiscent of Mark Knopfler. Richard Ludmerer, Vice-President, New York Blues and Jazz Society describes Gillespie’s music ” Terry Gillespie possesses a magic that seems to occur right in the middle of each song. It's what causes the hairs to rise on the back of your neck.” Terry delivers something that you have never heard. He finds it digging deep into the roots of the music he loves best!
"On ‘BLUESOUL’ his eclectic musical taste has honed in on a distinctive highbred body of intelligent material, resulting in his first, long awaited ‘all blues’ release. Terry says: ‘getting inside the groove is where it’s at’. Like Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale or JB Lenior, he is a player whose comfortable voice perfectly suits his economical deep guitar grooves. Nothing’s wasted and nothing’s missing. “ Holger Petersen, CBC’s Saturday Night Blues, CKUA’s Natch’l Blues and Stony Plain Records