Paul Reddick

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Paul Reddick
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Harmonica

Paul Reddick is an award-winning Canadian blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player.


Born in Toronto, Ontario,[1] Reddick began playing the harmonica at the age of twelve. In 1990, he formed The Sidemen, a blues band based out of Toronto, which toured and recorded until the early 2000s. The Sidemen's album Rattlebag (2001) was nominated for a Juno, as well as a W.C. Handy Award. In 2002, The Sidemen also won three Maple Blues Awards, including Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. Reddick was also the 2008 Maple Blues Award winner as Songwriter of the Year.[2]

Reddick's songs have been used in such feature films as Two If by Sea, Triggermen, Niagara Motel and The Evel Knievel Story, in addition to the television series Due South, Dawson’s Creek, 15 Love and Madison. In 2006, the Coca Cola Company used the song "I'm A Criminal", from Rattlebag, in a US commercial for Coca Cola Classic.[1]


With The Sidemen[edit]


  • 2012 WishBone (Northern Blues)[5]
  • 2009 SugarBird (Northern Blues)[6]
  • 2004 Villanelle (Northern Blues)[3]
  • 2016 Ride The One (Stony Plain)

Compilations and compilation inclusions[edit]


  1. ^ a b Larry Leblanc, Profile of Paul Reddick Blues Art Journal, May, 2007;
  2. ^ Reddick was also nominated as Harmonica Player of The Year, losing to Steve Marriner. See List of 2008 Maple Blues Award winners and nominees;
  3. ^ a b Produced by Colin Linden.
  4. ^ Nominated for a Juno Award in 1996 for best blues or gospel album.
  5. ^ WishBone - Official Paul Reddick's Website. See
  6. ^ Nominated for 2009 Recording of The Year, Maple Blues Awards; lost to Jeff Healey's Songs From The Road. See List of Maple Blues Award winners and nominees;
  7. ^ Compilation of Sidemen and solo material.
  8. ^ A compilation album of live performances from the Saturday Night Blues radio program on CBC Radio, hosted by Holger Petersen. Reddick's performance of "Luck In Love" is included.
  9. ^ Reddick performs "Train Of Love".

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