Jimmy Bowskill

Killer Guitar Player

Jimmy Bowskill

When Jimmy Bowskill first graced the ideacity stage in 2004, he’d recently won that year’s Indie Award for Best Blues Artist, Colin James had called him “the most natural singer” he’d ever heard, and his debut CD had received rave reviews. The most amazing thing about him, though, was his age – at the time, he was only 13. Since then, Jimmy’s continued to tour and record extensively with his band. Credited with bringing new life to the blues, and a deft hand to rock guitar, his ability to transcend genre and electrify a crowd is a phenomenon best witnessed in person – and something this year’s ideacity audience can look forward to experiencing firsthand.


Multi-award winning Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Bowskill has come a long way since being discovered at the age of 11 by Jeff Healey.  Five critically acclaimed albums later Bowskill is celebrated around the world as a musical force to be reckoned with.

“One of the most spectacular performances (at Ukraine’s Koktebel Jazz & Blues Festival) was by Canadian boy wonder Jimmy Bowskill and his band.  The opening chords showed that the boy is not simply a wunderkind but an exceptionally brilliant phenomenon in the world of Blues and Rock.  His incredible guitar technique and his strong free-flowing vocal skills, along with his volcanic temperament, blew the audience away.” – The Koktebel Resistance, Ukraine

Over the past decade, Jimmy Bowskill has toured extensively in Canada, Germany, France, Mexico, Ukraine, and Japan with the likes of Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Joe Bonamassa, and Deep Purple, to name a few.  In support of his Ruf Records’ album releases in Europe, The Jimmy Bowskill Band performed in theatres, nightclubs and at world-renowned festivals throughout Finland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, and France.  Jimmy also recently shared the stage with music legends, Johnny Winter and Dr. John.

Jimmy is currently recording this 6th album and will tour internationally in support of it in 2015.


Closing Performance By Jimmy Bowskill

Guitarist Jimmy Bowskill gets our audience grooving as he closes ideacity.

Jimmy Bowskill - ideacity 2004

When Jimmy Bowskill graced the ideacity stage, he’d recently won 2004’s Indie Award for Best...