The Guess Who Visits Sarnia with New Album and Refreshed Energy

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Guess WhoGuess Who’s back? The Guess Who, that’s who!

The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio – “American Woman,” “No Time,” and “These Eyes” for example. The legendary band return with a new album, ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’, in September and are on the road with an appearance in Sarnia on July 27 at Bluewater Borderfest.

The band is currently comprised of founding member Garry Peterson (Drums, Vocals), along with solid musicians D# (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Will E. (Guitar, Harp, Vocals), Leonard Shaw (Keyboards, Flute, Sax, Vocals), and Rudy Sarzo (Bass, Vocals).

The album’s first single, ‘Playin’ on the Radio’, was recently released and can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Also featured on the album are several special guests including, Tommy Shaw (Styx) on vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) percussion, Jim Kale (Guess Who founding member) and Michael Devin (Whitesnake) on bass guitar.

Tickets for the Sarnia Bluewater Borderfest show can be purchased at the gate. Also on the bill is Honeymoon Suite and openers Jabrito and Aces High.

We spoke with Peterson about the history of the band, the new album and stopping in Sarnia.

This year is actually the 60th anniversary of the start of the Silvertones. Did you ever play with the band at that point - when did you actually join?
This year is actually the 60th anniversary of the start of the Silvertones. Did you ever play with the band at that point - when did you actually join?
What keeps you going?
What keeps you going?
You have a new album out, can you tell me about it?
You have a new album out, can you tell me about it?
My husband is a big metal rock guy and he_s excited that Rudy is in the band. How did you hook up with him?
My husband is a big metal rock guy and he_s excited that Rudy is in the band. How did you hook up with him?
Does having a guy like Rudy bring a new approach to the songs?
Does having a guy like Rudy bring a new approach to the songs?
It's very cool, that your honouring everyone like that.
It's very cool, that your honouring everyone like that.
It's roughly 50 years ago that the famous lineup with Burton, Randy and Jim with the Wheatfield Soul album. What was the vibe like at that point?
It's roughly 50 years ago that the famous lineup with Burton, Randy and Jim with the Wheatfield Soul album. What was the vibe like at that point?
Are there songs from the early years that still mean a lot to you?
Are there songs from the early years that still mean a lot to you?
9. I hear you don_t live in Canada anymore
9. I hear you don_t live in Canada anymore
Is Canada still a big part of you?
Is Canada still a big part of you?
How hard was it to leave Winnipeg?
How hard was it to leave Winnipeg?
How did you find recording this album to your previous albums, did it change much?
How did you find recording this album to your previous albums, did it change much?
You're coming to Sarnia, are there any cool nuggets you'll be pulling out?
You're coming to Sarnia, are there any cool nuggets you'll be pulling out?