Tim Williams
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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Groove Theory Jam
Sep
27
9:00 PM21:00

Groove Theory Jam

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

Tonight:

GROOVE THEORY JAM

9:00 pm - no cover

Groove Theory Calgary 3.0 • Mikey's on 12th •
* BANDS • Bring your combos and register a jam slot at one of our most anticipated launches yet!! Send us a Facebook message or email: groovetheorycalgary@gmail.com.

• Calling out all groovy bands, MC's, singers, musicians, spoken word artists and enthusiasts •

An Open-Ended, Free Form, perfectly imperfect, "do wat u feel" Jam

anti agenda • underground & unorthodox

www.facebook.com/groovetheorycalgary

#groovetheorycalgary on IG @jmaj7music

Backline Provided: bring your own horns, guitars, cymbals, breakables, ect.

If you're a musician looking for a stage to play, or a fan of our local music scene, come sign up or check this out!!!

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The Perpetrators
Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

The Perpetrators

HE PERPETRATORS

Front-man and founding member Jay Nowicki is rated one of Canada’s tastiest guitar players. Together with the “meat-and-mashed-potatoes” rhythm section of Ken McMahon & John Scoles they deliver a tight, raw and intense blues experience that is sure to make you get up and shake it.

The Perpetrators’ albums have garnered WCMA awards and Juno nominations. Their ability to stay grounded to their Winnipeg roots, coupled with the raw energy and extreme talent makes this one of the best groups to come out of Canada.

Once a not-so-well-kept-secret in their hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – where they acted as house band for such visiting blues legends as Hubert Sumlin, Louisiana Red, Paul “Wine” Jones and others.
 

“J Nowicki has been my favourite guitar player since we were both 15 years old at the Blue Note Cafe in Winnipeg… & it’s taken over 15 years for me to get over my initial fear, which has only subsided into a tingling sort of awe. The Perps’ commitment to the things they have loved (& mastered) since they were kids, is a template for what every artist should endeavour to achieve. Ironically it’s their dedication to the traditional elements of blues, country music, & dirty rock & roll, that, combined with just the inevitable doses of ingenuity & personality, makes them possibly the most honest & unique band I’ve ever heard. In this arena, there is no other band that I know who can touch them.”
- Luke Doucet

“The Perpetrators have made the blues tent in Canada bigger.”
- Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC’s Sounds Like Canada

Instrumentation

Jay Nowicki – guitar, vocals
John Scoles – bass, vocals
Ken McMahon – drums, vocals

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Brent Parkin
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

Brent Parkin

Full Bio:
Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene and has been playing for audiences in Winnipeg and across Canada for well over 40 years.
Brent's music is a mix of Chicago style Blues, Swing, Roots music with some Country and Roots Rock and Roll thrown in for good measure. He is comfortable playing with his band whether it be a 3 piece or up to 7 piece, solo or duo. 
Check out YouTube for videos including a performance with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra 20 piece band or his solo version of Kingfish Blues.
In the early 70's he co-founded several popular blues bands including the popular band Houndog in 1976.
In the last 43 years he has been part of the backup bands for such legends as Bo Diddley, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnnie Johnson and Jimmy T99 Nelson and many more. As well as opening shows for such greats as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, John Prine just to name a few. A career highlight was sharing the tour bus and stage with BB King and his band as his opening act on a Western Canadian tour in 1983.
Brent has played many bars and nightclubs over the years. Some of the famous and legendary night clubs in Canada include:
Yale Hotel - Vancouver
King Eddy - Calgary
Blues on Whyte - Edmonton
Buds on Broadway - Saskatoon
Windsor Hotel - Winnipeg
Ambassador Hotel - Edmonton
Silver Dollar - Toronto

Brent has also played many concerts and festivals over the years including:
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Edmonton Folk Festival
Vancouver Folk Festival
Saskatoon Jazz Festival
Winnipeg Jazz Festival
Harbourfront Blues Festival Toronto
Winnipeg Blues and BBQ Festival
Blues Brews and BBQ Kitchener
Labatt's Blues Festival Edmonton

Numerous appearances at the Winnipeg Folk Festival also made it possible for Brent to play and share many workshop stages with a lot of great artists over the years. This experience has come in handy when doing shows in schools and such.
Over the years he has appeared on many TV and radio shows. Some of the most memorable were 90 Minutes Live CBC with Peter Gzowski. Jimmy King Presents CTV's Live at the Warehouse.
His original songs "Goodbye Canadian Penny" and "Brown Water Blues" were also featured on CBC Radio Up To Speed Winnipeg and CBC National Radio As It Happens in 2012 - 2013.
In 2008 Brent appeared in the highly successful play Mesa for the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, providing the musical landscape, singing and acting. A few years later he repeated that role for a version of Mesa by Theatre North West in Prince George BC.
A few honours have come Brent's way over the years:
1993 Juno Award for his performance on Saturday Night Blues CBC Compilation.
1996 & 1999 Maple Blues Award Nominations
2013 & 2014 Maple Blues Award Nominations for the Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement)
2011 Western Canada Music Award Nomination in the Blues Category for Brent Parkin Vintage Rhythm

Quotes:
It is the great Amos Garrett who without hesitation calls Parkin "a guitarist's guitarist" It is Tom Lavin of Powder Blues who refers to Brent as "CanadaÕs Duke Robillard" and it is Downchild's Don Walsh who states, "Brent Parkin is one of a handful of Canadian artists who has been keeping this music alive and well in our country for almost as long as we have." 

"Brent is one of this countries best blues guitarists." Peter North CKUA Radio - Music Director - Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival 

"One of my favourite musicians is Winnipeg bluesman Brent Parkin. Why? First of all, he's a rock solid player who says more with less. Tasty solos coupled with soulful singing, but wait, there's more! Parkin can also craft songs about what's on people's minds, a kind of community blues player if you will."
Kinsey Posen - CBC Music Producer

Brent Parkin Anthology:
Brent Parkin - "Vintage Rhythm" - 2010
Various Artists - "Front Porch Roots Revue" - 2010
Brent Parkin - "Treasure by the Long River" - 1997
Brent Parkin - "Wang Dang Doodle" - Compilation 1996
Brent Parkin - "Saturday Night Blues" - CBC Compilation 1993
Brent Parkin and The Stingers - "Beep Beep" - 1989
Houndog - "Every Dog Has It's Day" - 1977


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Twenty Centuries on Stony Sleep with the Lovebullies
Oct
19
9:00 PM21:00

Twenty Centuries on Stony Sleep with the Lovebullies

Alexi Davis guitar, vocals

Dwight Davis bass, vocals, piano

Graham Daniel guitar, vocals, mandolin, drums

Joel Briggs drums

Jamie Gould vocals, percussion

Dave Neufeld guitar, vocals, harmonica

Lisa Hunte drums, piano 

 

 

Alexi, Dwight, Dave and Lisa birthed TCOSS from the belly of Slaughter House Studios with 'Burrow in the Brain Owl' in 2007. The 7 track demo was followed by their first release, 'The Children of Lions and Garudas' in 2008.

 

Graham, a wild songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (previously with Hail Damage), joined in 2008. He added another creative force, switching with Lisa on drums, and alternating from guitarist to front man to rhythym.

 

TCOSS fully tracked their second album before the sudden, heartbreaking loss of Lisa, beautiful musician and friend in 2011. ‘Circuit Crooks’, released in 2012, features Lisa on drums/piano/organ. It is dedicated in her memory, "You will always be our Bad News Betty".

 

Joel came on board in 2012. As pulse and backbone of the group, he added force to 'She Dreamed a Drought', released 2014.

 

While in studio early 2017, TCOSS invited Jamie (previously with The Jamies) to lay guest vocals on a few tracks. This quickly became much more, and Jamie joined the band!

 

 TCOSS is working on their next release, coming soon! 

Copyright © 2018 Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep

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Major Love CD Release
Oct
20
9:00 PM21:00

Major Love CD Release

MAJOR LOVE is the moniker of Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown – and a new album featuring members of Scenic Route To Alaska, Jesse and the Dandelions, Elijah Abrams, and Aaron Goldstein. From Edmonton, Alberta by way of Kingston, Ontario, they make soulful pop-rock music for their hoser friends.

With versatile songs and a voice akin to Joni Mitchell, Colleen Brown is relentlessly unafraid. In 2015 she released her 4th solo studio album ‘Direction’ – co-produced by Joel Plaskett – topping college radio charts, and touring Canada, Germany and the UK. Kerry Doole of exclaim.ca says ‘she is the rare vocalist that impresses equally on vibrant soul and quiet folk…travelling in Brown’s Direction is one very pleasing trek.’

The new album ‘Major Love’ is the first under this new moniker, and was conceived in the lamplight of London’s Bedroom Bar during that first tour overseas. Edmonton rock trio Scenic Route To Alaska were also wrapping their first tour in Germany and the UK, promoting their newest album. The two acts found themselves on the same dimly lit stage in Shoreditch, 7000 kms from their home-town, bonding over an appreciation of vintage Harmony guitars, singalong pop/rock anthems and an affinity for the spacious, soulful recordings released on the Stax and Motown labels in the 1960’s.

An album was tracked live off the floor a month later, during a summer heatwave in Edmonton’s True North Studios with Jesse Northey (Jesse and the Dandelions) on keys and faders. Contributions from multi-instrumentalist Elijah Abrams followed, with mixes and co-production by Toronto- based pedal steel guru Aaron Goldstein, along with Kenneth Meehan (Daniel Romano) and the singalong single ‘So Good’ mixed by Brooklyn’s prodigious hit-makers Gus van Go and Werner F. The album will be released on Latent Recordings (Warner) on Aug 24, 2018. The first two singles ‘Tear It Down’ and ‘So Good’ have been embraced at CBC Radio 2, landing in the Top 20 for several weeks – and CBC Radio 3.

Two other songs from this album have also been lauded for their song-craft. ‘Motherland’ – written essentially as a love-letter to Alberta – won a province wide songwriting contest in 2015 through the ATB competition, to the tune of $10,000; and the powerful ballad ‘I Love All Of You’ was a finalist in the Unsigned Only International Songwriting Competition for 2017.

These songs thrive at the intersection between Brown’s resonant vocal expression and SRTA’s spirited swagger. It is music to move body and soul.

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The Confusionaires w/ Brent Cooper
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

The Confusionaires w/ Brent Cooper

The Confusionaires are a high-energy rockabilly trio fronted by one of the finest rockabilly guitar players in Edmonton, AB… and backed by one of the best rhythm sections in Northern Alberta.

Fat Dave Johnston’s distinctive guitar sound coupled with his keen gift for songwriting is ultimately what attracted the bass monster Jayson Aschenmonster, and it was Fat Dave’s penchant for musical chaos is what first attracted drumming phenom Adam Stark to complete the trio in early 2017.

Since that time, The Confusionaires have played a myriad of very well received performances with some of the region’s top names in traditional rock & roll, and have put forth their pride enjoy: The debut full-length album “Now it’s time to ‘Make A Little Mess’ with… Confusionaires!” – a title which nods to one of their first of many original compositions.

Armed with their new album and a fist-full of crowd-pleasing cover songs, The Confusionaires are ready to ‘Make A Little Mess‘ with you wherever you may be!

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Boogie Patrol
Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

Boogie Patrol

Boogie Patrol has steadily built their reputation as one of Western Canada’s premier acts and has garnered acclaim and an enthusiastic following since the group’s inception in 2007. A 5-piece-group that continues to create superb original music based on their collective influences. We’re talking Blues and Rock’n Soul, with a dose of Funk all thrown into the melting pot to create the sound that is Boogie Patrol. A stylistically unique group that is all about bringing loads of energy to the stage and to their music, with a goal of appealing to all walks of life.

Boogie Patrol boasts a frontman influenced by the grit gravel greats of music past and is backed by a cast of some of the most unique and well versed musicians you’ll find most anywhere. Some of them even hailing from Japan to New York to of course homebred Canadian talent!

The band’s latest release, Man on Fire, has received rave reviews and continuous charting/airplay in Canada and beyond. Most recently Boogie Patrol was nominated for Electric Act of the Year in the Maple Blues Awards!

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Groove Theory Jam
Sep
20
9:00 PM21:00

Groove Theory Jam

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

Tonight:

GROOVE THEORY JAM

9:00 pm - no cover

Groove Theory Calgary 3.0 • Mikey's on 12th •
* BANDS • Bring your combos and register a jam slot at one of our most anticipated launches yet!! Send us a Facebook message or email: groovetheorycalgary@gmail.com.

• Calling out all groovy bands, MC's, singers, musicians, spoken word artists and enthusiasts •

An Open-Ended, Free Form, perfectly imperfect, "do wat u feel" Jam

anti agenda • underground & unorthodox

www.facebook.com/groovetheorycalgary

#groovetheorycalgary on IG @jmaj7music

Backline Provided: bring your own horns, guitars, cymbals, breakables, ect.

If you're a musician looking for a stage to play, or a fan of our local music scene, come sign up or check this out!!!

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Tim Williams
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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Groove Theory Jam
Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Groove Theory Jam

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

Tonight:

GROOVE THEORY JAM

9:00 pm - no cover

Groove Theory Calgary 3.0 • Mikey's on 12th •
* BANDS • Bring your combos and register a jam slot at one of our most anticipated launches yet!! Send us a Facebook message or email: groovetheorycalgary@gmail.com.

• Calling out all groovy bands, MC's, singers, musicians, spoken word artists and enthusiasts •

An Open-Ended, Free Form, perfectly imperfect, "do wat u feel" Jam

anti agenda • underground & unorthodox

www.facebook.com/groovetheorycalgary

#groovetheorycalgary on IG @jmaj7music

Backline Provided: bring your own horns, guitars, cymbals, breakables, ect.

If you're a musician looking for a stage to play, or a fan of our local music scene, come sign up or check this out!!!

Book your bash with us now! 403-452-8060

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Tim Williams
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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Du Rite Aces
Sep
8
9:00 PM21:00

Du Rite Aces

Today:

Mikey's Blues Jam

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No Cover

Tonight:

Du Rite Aces

9:00 pm - $10 Cover

Ass Kickin' Blues with Guitar Ace Greg Demchuck, Mike Clark on Sax, Kelly Kruse on the Kit...come dance the night away to one of Canada's Swinginist Blues Outfits! 

BOOK YOUR PARTY WITH US NOW!!! 403-452-8060!

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Ann Vriend
Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

Ann Vriend

Happy Hour:

Mark Sadlier-Brown

4:00 - 7:00 pm - No Cover

Tonight:

Ann Vriend

9:00 pm - $15 Cover

Amazing Canadian Vocalist Keyboardist and Songwriter graces our Stage!

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Groove Theory Jam
Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

Groove Theory Jam

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

Tonight:

GROOVE THEORY JAM

9:00 pm - no cover

Groove Theory Calgary 3.0 • Mikey's on 12th •
* BANDS • Bring your combos and register a jam slot at one of our most anticipated launches yet!! Send us a Facebook message or email: groovetheorycalgary@gmail.com.

• Calling out all groovy bands, MC's, singers, musicians, spoken word artists and enthusiasts •

An Open-Ended, Free Form, perfectly imperfect, "do wat u feel" Jam

anti agenda • underground & unorthodox

www.facebook.com/groovetheorycalgary

#groovetheorycalgary on IG @jmaj7music

Backline Provided: bring your own horns, guitars, cymbals, breakables, ect.

If you're a musician looking for a stage to play, or a fan of our local music scene, come sign up or check this out!!!

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Tim Williams
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:00 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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Alex Zayas
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

Alex Zayas

Happy Hour:

Darren Johnson

For the last ten years, Darren has been a fixture on the Canadian blues and roots scene - working with the likes of Amos Garrett, Tim Williams, Jim Byrnes,John Lee Sanders, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few. His music has been described as "somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Nelson". His songwriting is simple, yet deals with everyday situations for everyday people. His sound is a throwback to yesteryear, one may findthemselves deceived by the contrast between what they are hearing verses what they are seeing...

Hailing from Okotoks Alberta, Darren spends most of his time touring the western provinces of Canada as either a solo or duo act. Eastern Canada has received only a limited taste of Darren's music - tours in 2004, 2006 and 2008 garnered favorable responses. European audiences were introduced via a "mini" tour in 2003. Four albums later, Darren's music has reached throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Australia through CD sales.

Darren Johnson.jpg

 

4:00 - 7:00 pm - No Cover

 

Tonight:

Alex Zayas

9:00 pm - $10 cover

 

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Groove Theory Jam
Aug
30
9:00 PM21:00

Groove Theory Jam

Today:

DEB POWER

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - No Cover

www.debrapower.com

Tonight:

GROOVE THEORY JAM

9:00 pm - no cover

Groove Theory Calgary 3.0 • Mikey's on 12th •
* BANDS • Bring your combos and register a jam slot at one of our most anticipated launches yet!! Send us a Facebook message or email: groovetheorycalgary@gmail.com.

• Calling out all groovy bands, MC's, singers, musicians, spoken word artists and enthusiasts •

An Open-Ended, Free Form, perfectly imperfect, "do wat u feel" Jam

anti agenda • underground & unorthodox

www.facebook.com/groovetheorycalgary

#groovetheorycalgary on IG @jmaj7music

Backline Provided: bring your own horns, guitars, cymbals, breakables, ect.

If you're a musician looking for a stage to play, or a fan of our local music scene, come sign up or check this out!!!

Book your bash with us now! 403-452-8060

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Tim Williams
Aug
28
8:30 PM20:30

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:30 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Tonight:

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

8:00 pm - $20 cover

Grammy Award Winner Chubby Carrier

is undeniably "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman." Born on July 1, 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier who are presently considered legends in zydeco history. 


Chubby began his musical career at the age of 12 by playing drums with his father's band. He began playing the accordion at the age of 15. By age 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for 2 1/2 years, before forming his own band in 1989. 

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places." 

 

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Tim Williams
Aug
21
8:30 PM20:30

Tim Williams

Tonight:

TIM WILLIAMS

8:30 pm - no cover

Tim Williams is a blues-based singer / songwriter / multi - instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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Mike Mackenzie Band
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Mike Mackenzie Band

Today:

MIKEY'S BLUES JAM

3:00 - 7:00 pm - no cover

Tonight:

Mike Mackenzie Band

9:00 pm - $10 cover

With a diverse palette of influences, the Mike MacKenzie Band is a powerful, bluesy, tour-de-force musical unit. Each member has the tools and opportunity to add their personality to the melting pot and a potent brew is cooked up at every performance. From large outdoor stages to intimate bar gigs, they consistently present their brand of fiery blues-rock with passion and conviction.

Through a culmination of experiences, Mike was led to assemble this group (circa 2011) with players who could share his appreciation for an eclectically entertaining set list and execute it with the necessary rock and roll edge. Some of these relationships go back over ten years - many rehearsals, gigs and road miles shaping them into a cohesive team sharing the same vision. Mike had previously been involved in numerous original rock bands, studied jazz at Calgary's Mount Royal University and always had a deep-seeded foundation in the blues. Eventually the stars aligned and he was able to devise a product of all these important ingredients. Before long, the band hit their stride and have since done their utmost to maintain a high level of delivery and continually raise the bar for themselves. Although based out of Calgary, most of their performances are scattered across Western Canada in variety of settings including festivals, theatres, hotels and more.

The MMB is influenced by such predecessors as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers, but undeniably have a sound all their own. Mike plays guitar and sings and is joined by the stellar cast of James Wise (drums), Thomas Hart (bass & backup vocals), Kurtis Downs (guitar) and Steve Fletcher (keyboards). They approach each show as a chance to break new ground, refine their sound and leave an inspired audience in their wake.

The debut Mike MacKenzie album "Natural Causes" was released in 2014, being called "a richly diverse selection but always interesting" by Classic Rock Society and "a substantial level of songwriting craft" by Blues Matters Magazine. More recently, he and the band completed and released the follow-up "Solstice"(October 2017) consisting of ten new original tracks. So far it has been featured in several newspaper/magazine write-ups, received nation-wide college radio airplay and is for sale in record shops across Alberta (as well as all digital music platforms). They are enjoying playing the new music and aim to continue their ascent towards being a top Canadian act and unforgettable concert experience.

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