Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars Hot and Spicy Louisiana inspired Roots & Blues Take the rhythm of the Maritime Acadian music, season well with Louisiana zydeco blues, add a twist of Highway 61 era Dylan, serve it up with great showmanship, and you’ve got a potent musical cocktail that will have your head spinning and your feet dancing!
- Island Folks Festival
Gary Comeau is a singer-songwriter and musician of unique diversity and talent. Playing a range of instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle and piano, he delivers originally crafted, high energy, New Orleans-style rockin' roots and blues.
Although Gary’s own roots are French-Acadian - he was born and raised in Nova Scotia - his soul seems to have taken a long and inspiring detour through Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. While Gary does not consider himself to be a Cajun or zydeco artist per se (“it’s just the vibe that runs through the tunes I write”) he’s probably the most southern-sounding player in town. Steve Newton of The Georgia Straight states, “Vancouver’s roots-music scene has immensely benefited from Comeau’s presence.”
Between 1997 - 2004 Gary released four CD’s. Comeau’s talents have also caught the attention of the film industry with songs like "Marianne", featured in The Paramount Film “Double Jeopardy” (1999) and "I Think About You All the Time” from the film “Wise Guys” (2003).
Gary Comeau & The Voodoo Allstars were asked to participate in The BC Fire Relief Benefit; a joint production of CBC television and radio. They were featured on Holger Peterson’s Saturday Night Blues; a CBC nation-wide blues show out of Edmonton, Alberta and are regulars on the West Coast Festival circuit where their live performances are, more often than not, the showcase highlight.
From 2012 till the present, Gary has been a founding member of the very popular trio group Cannery Row . With fellow bandmates Tim Hearsey - guitars & Chris Nordquist - drums & percussion & featuring songs from all three writers, Cannery Row weaves a cloth in the styles & traditions of the Amercian south with the added spice of being Canadian from the west coast of British Columbia.
Since 2021 Gary has also been featuring his music in another trio group called Gary Comeau & The "Sounds Of New Orleans". This group features mostly Gary's compositions but it does delve into the rich cultural history of New Orleans & Louisiana. Gary's passion for New Orleans piano & with his cajun fiddle never too far away make this trio a fun festive experience indeed. Stay tune for audio & video of this group in the coming months of 2023.....
On This Road I Walk - Gary Comeau.
Video - Patricia Aubin
Danger - Gary Comeau
The only performance on a cigar box guitar....
Riley's Party Now - Gary Comeau
A song written for my grandson Riley....