Tidewater is Tom Leavitt on guitar, Jim Powell on drums and Bill Steiner on bass.

Tom and Jim have been playing as a duo for many years in Nanaimo. The band recently became a trio with the addition of Bill Steiner on bass.

With the foundation of drums and bass, Tidewater now explores a wide range of music and arrangements. Our new band name reflects life on the coast: a strong local culture with a variety of influences drifting in with the tide.

With our roots deep in the blues, we like to take musicians you know, such as Clapton, Cooder, Hiatt, and Blue Rodeo, and play the songs not often covered by other bands. We perform electric blues and acoustic songs. Add to the mix Tidewater’s original songs and you have a night of music you will remember.


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