Strongman -- "No Time Like Now” (Sonic Unyon/Sony Music Canada): Hamilton-based blues-rocker Steve Strongman has long had a prominent role on the Canadian blues scene, as shown by the multiple Juno and Maple Blues awards nominations he has scored.
He won the 2013 Juno Award for Blues Recording of The Year for A Natural Fact and then scored a nomination in that category in 2015 for the album Let Me Prove It To You.
He is getting ready to release new album No Time Like Now on March 10, and it is preceded by this scorching title track single.
The tune showcases Strongman’s skills as an electrifying guitarist, while his vocal performance is equally convincing. It is a cut that definitely deserves to be given a chance to cross over to commercial rock radio. Strongman has paid those proverbial dues, so there’s no time like now for him to reap justified rewards.