Long a favourite on the Ontario blues circuit, guitar-slinger Steve Strongman grabbed extra national prominence with the 2013 JUNO Award for his previous release, A Natural Fact. That was an acoustic record, but he returns to his high-energy electric sound on his fifth album, Let Me Prove It To You. Producer Rob Szabo co-wrote most of the cuts, and the infectious upbeat vibe of the record will make it a summer patio party fave. A-list accompanists include Emma-Lee, Alec Fraser and Jesse O'Brien. Strongman launched the album at Hamilton Place and Toronto's Hugh's Room recently, and he has upcoming dates in London (with Duke Robillard), May 23, Midland (May 24) and Quebec City (May 29).