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2017 Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Schedule




Monday, Feb 27

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp
Workshop

Ramada Hotel Fox on Sixth (708 - 8th Ave SW)
7:00pm

The annual Singing the Blues Vocal Camp is a two-part workshop for local blues singers of all skill levels.

Vocal Camp participants will take a master class from professional voice coach & recording artist, Elsie Osborne and accompanist & recording artist Debra Power, learning about stage presence, mic technique, and how to interact with musicians.

Camp participants must be ages 18+

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

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FREE EVENT

read more Debra Power here


Tuesday, Feb 28

24th Street Wailers

Ramada Hotel Fox on Sixth (708 - 8th Ave SW)
Doors at 7, show at 8

2014 Juno Award Nominee, Blues Album of the Year
12 times Maple Blues Award Nominees, Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Drummer of the Year, Horn Player of the Year, etc.
3 time Maple Blues Award Winner for Horn Player of the Year, Jonny Wong
Blues411.com "Jimi" Award Winner, 2015 International Release of the Year
2 time Sirius/XM Radio INDIE Award Nominees, Blues Act of the Year

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the '40s and '50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.

ADVANCE TIX $20.00 + GST HERE

or at Heritage Posters (1316 - 11 Ave SW)

$30 AT THE DOOR

ALL EVENTS ARE FESTIVAL SEATING, NO RESERVATIONS

read more 24th Street Wailers here


Wednesday, March 1

Blues At Noon

The Historic Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St SE)
12:10pm-12:50pm
Starring: David Gogo

David Gogo performs his renowned acoustic blues show in this historic venue. Bring your lunch and listen to some of the finest Blues on the planet!
Presented in partnership with Pro Arts Society

FREE EVENT

read more David Gogo here

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A Walk Through Blues History

King Eddy at the National Music Centre (850 - 4th St SE)
7:00pm
Featured guest: David Gogo

David shares stories of his impressive body of work, road tales, and those of his friends, several of them blues legends including Johnny Winter and B.B. King.

FREE EVENT

read more David Gogo here

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Singing the Blues Vocal Camp
Performances

Ramada Hotel Fox on Sixth (708 - 8th Ave SW)
8:00pm

Part two of the Singing the Blues Vocal Camp sees singers performing before a live audience with the Debra Power Band and a panel of music industry specialists.

Camp participants must be ages 18+

FREE EVENT


Thursday, March 2

Acoustic Blues With David Gogo

Ramada Hotel Fox on Sixth (708 - 8th Ave SW)
Doors at 7, show at 8

2017 Best Guitarist, Maple Blues Awards
5 JUNO Nominations
Western Canadian Music Award
CBC Saturday Night Blues Award
Multiple Maple Blues Awards

One of Canada's finest, David Gogo, who just captured yet another Maple Blues Award this year for Best Guitarist (2017), performs his renowned acoustic show.

ADVANCE TIX $20.00 + GST HERE

or at Heritage Posters (1316 - 11 Ave SW)

$30 AT THE DOOR

ALL EVENTS ARE FESTIVAL SEATING, NO RESERVATIONS

read more David Gogo here


Friday, March 3

Midwinter Bluesfest Dance Party

starring

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILD ROOTS


Opening: Randy O
Kerby Centre (1133 - 7th Ave SW)
doors at 7, show at 8

2016 Blues Music Award Winner
BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year
2016 Contemporary Album of the Year (Blues Blast)
2015 Boom Town Billboard Top 10 #5
2013 & 2014 Piano Player of the Year (Blues Music Awards)


Blues, Roots Rock and Soul, featuring the high-octane boogie piano and soulful vocals of Victor Wainwright and backed by one of the most gifted bands on the scene, the WildRoots. With the release of Boom Town, their latest record, they've ignited blues/roots fans with a sound that's infectious and impossible to ignore.

" .... a riotous, intoxicating run through all kinds of exciting blues territory. The gifted Memphis-based boogie-woogie piano player is backed by the expert WildRoots Band-ablaze with jumping beats, lively saxophones, and some spine-tingling guitar work. Every track is brilliant. Producer Stephen Dees gets it right." [Living Blues Magazine].

ALL EVENTS ARE FESTIVAL SEATING, NO RESERVATIONS

ADVANCE TIX $25.00 + GST HERE

or at Heritage Posters (1316 - 11 Ave SW)

$35 AT THE DOOR

read more Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots here


Saturday, March 4

Midwinter Bluesfest Dance Party

starring

EDDIE SHAW

Opening: Debra Power Band
Kerby Centre (1133 - 7 Ave SW)
doors at 7, show at 8

Blues Hall of Famer
Blues Music Award Winner
Blues Blast Lifetime Achievement Award
Mississippi Trail Marker presented by the State of Mississippi
Winner of the Howling Wolf Award

Eddie Shaw is one of the reigning "kings" of Chicago Blues. Having performed with some of the greatest blues musicians that have ever lived, he is part of a generation of musicians that have helped to define and shape the "Chicago sound." Shaw is widely known for the time he spent with Chester Burnett, known the world over as Howlin' Wolf, he led the Wolf's band, the Wolf Gang, and recorded in several legendary sessions.

Eddie, who turns 80 on March 20th, is renowned for his hard honking, blues busting saxophone work that can be found on some of the most iconic blues recordings ever made.

"The Wolf gave the difficult job to the right man!" - Ian McHugh/ Blues Matters

ALL EVENTS ARE FESTIVAL SEATING, NO RESERVATIONS

ADVANCE TIX $25.00 + GST HERE

or at Heritage Posters (1316 - 11 Ave SW)

$35 AT THE DOOR

read more Eddie Shaw here