Toronto-based Chris Antonik was nominated for Best New Artist at 2011’s Maple Blues Awards after the release of his debut album, and has since become one of Canada’s fastest-rising blues artists. Blending innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar work, some music critics have already drawn comparisons to Eric Clapton.


In 2013, Chris’ sophomore album Better for You was hailed by critics as “a masterpiece,” “the best Canadian blues-rock album of 2013,” and “the sound of someone taking the blues to a new place.”  The album spent three weeks at #1 on DAWG FM, attained significant airplay across Canada, the US and Europe, including on Sirius XM Bluesville, and was nominated for Best Blues Album by the German Record Critics’ Association.  Oregon’s Cascade Blues Association called it “one of the finest releases from the Great White North in many a year.”

Chris Antonik will be performing an early set in Kelowna at The Minstrel Café on March 11th.


Chris Antonik
Wednesday, March 11 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Minstrel Café – 4638 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Tickets are $5.00

 “The best Canadian blues-rock album of 2013….outstandingly good…..the best sophomore release I have listened to in recent memory.” – Blues Underground Network

“The album ‘Better For You’ is the sound of someone taking the blues to a new place.” – American Blues Scene

“A salient reference point is Eric Clapton, especially in Antonik’s warm, thick guitar sound, which often sounds in both tone and note selection like mid-to-late 1980s Clapton, around the time of Journeyman.“ – Blues Blast Magazine


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