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Exclusive preview: Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train – ‘Red Hot and Blue’

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Glenn Marais is a Canadian bluesman with a fascinating history.

He cowrite the Juno-nominated single “Everybody Wants to be Like You” with Canadian rapper Snow.

He’s been the runner up in a couple of high-profile Toronto radio station competitions, and his band’s anti-bullying song, “Say My Name,” has more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.

He’s also done piles of charity work, including serving as a programs manager for ArtsCan Circle and raising more than $100 000 with his Kids for Cotlands campaign for an orphanage in South Africa. And he teaches kindness programs in school.

But the blues is where his heart is, and we’re thrilled to premiere the video for his new single, “Red Hot and Blue.”

It was the last song written for Glenn’s latest record of the same name, and it was inspired by winning the opportunity to represent the Grand River Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Digging into all things Memphis, Glenn discovered that Elvis’ first hit song, “That’s All Right” was launched on the Red, Hot and Blue show on WHBQ in Memphis. DJ Dewey Phillips played the song 16 times in a row, and it was requested all day long. The lyrics speak to the legends and history of Memphis and the song has become one of the band’s favourite to perform live

 

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