Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session

Mike truly is one of Canada’s premiere blues and roots artists and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award in the category of “Horn Player of the Year” for three consecutive years. He has performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Amos Garrett, The Downchild Bluesband, and Dutch Mason to name a few. He’s recorded with Johnny V (If My Daddy Could See Me Now), Donald Ray Johnson (Pure Pleasure), Tim Williams (Live at Kaos), Ray Montana (Hip October), Steve Pineo (Steve Pineo with Horns) and can be heard on many other sessions.

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Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam
Feb
26
8:30 PM20:30

Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam

Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, alternative bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass is sure to have to listener immersed and captivated in a sonic atmosphere of Progressive Canadiana. 

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Mitch Belot Band
Feb
27
8:30 PM20:30

Mitch Belot Band

Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.

Mitch, along with the rest of the band including, Vincent Bundick (Guitar), Nick Goodman (Bass) and Dyllan Goodman (Drums), consistently aim to create a memorable and fun atmosphere every time they hit the stage.

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 Steve Pineo Acoustic Show
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Pineo Acoustic Show

Steve Pineo has been wowing the Calgary music scene for years with his distinctive blues.  Now he is show casing an all accoustic set performing at Mikey's on 12th starting at 8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Come early to take advantage of our 8:00-8:30 Happy Half Hour!

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Amy Bishop Live
Mar
3
9:00 PM21:00

Amy Bishop Live

AMY BISHOP HAS BEEN A SINGER, SONGWRITER AND ALL AROUND NICE GAL AROUND CALGARY FOR MANY SNAZZY YEARS... SHE'S KINDA OLD... YOU BETTER GO OUT AND SEE HER PLAY, BUY HER CD'S AND BOOK HER AT YOUR PARTY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!

 

.AMY BISHOP AND THE HOPELESS SINNERS CAN BE SEEN PLAYING REGULARILY AT IRONWOOD STAGE AND GRILL, THE BLUES CAN AND ANYWHERE WHERE GREAT PEOPLE GATHER TO HEAR GREAT MUSIC.


THE HOPELESS SINNERS


LISA JACOBS - AMAZING BASSIST. SHE IS KNOWN FOR HER SMOOTH PLAYING STYLE AND HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE. LISA IS ALWAYS RIGHT ON POINT WHEN SHE PLAYS AND IS AN INTEGRAL PRESENCE ON THE STAGE

LUIS TOVAR - PERCUSSIONIST EXTRAORDINAIRE. THIS MAN CAN PLAY THE DRUMS! ALWAYS ON! ALWAYS ENTERTAINING! NOT ONLY CAN HE HIT THE SKINS BUT HE IS ALSO A SLIDE WHISTLE PRODEGY.

ESTEBAN HERRERA - THIS FELLA CAN PLAY THE PIANO! SUCH LOVE AND JOY ARE PROJECTED WHEN HE TICKLES THE IVORIES... I THINK THE ONLY THING HE MIGHT BE BETTER AT TICKLING ARE PUPPIES...

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Tommy Castro
Mar
15
9:00 PM21:00

Tommy Castro

Stompin’ Ground

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes—the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy’s own sound was born. He honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge on the city’s competitive bar scene, where he learned how to capture an audience with his intensely passionate vocals, stellar musicianship and dynamic performances. Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop to Taj Mahal, toured through the area, and Castro was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ’s, where he often jammed, dreaming of one day busting out.

Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro’s San Jose DNA has always inspired his music, whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or the funkiest soul grooves. He and The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown—have played hundreds of shows to thousands of music lovers, always leaving his audiences screaming for more. All of his albums are filled with original blues, soul and West Coast rock, each song showing a slightly different side of Castro’s multifaceted musical personality. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”
On his new album, Stompin’ Ground, Tommy Castro opens windows into both his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s soon-to-be legendary Greaseland Studio in San Jose, Stompin’ Ground finds Castro letting loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer. He is simultaneously looking back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, while forging a forward trail with modern lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. With The Painkillers firing on all cylinders behind him, Castro lays it all on the line from the opening notes of Nonchalant to the final, introspective Live Every Day. From the autobiographical My Old Neighborhood to the socially aware Enough Is Enough and Fear is The Enemy to versions of Elvin Bishop’s Rock Bottom and Taj Majal’s Further On Down The Road (two of his favorite songs from his earliest heroes), Stompin’ Ground is pure musical pleasure. “As soon as we started cutting,” Castro says, “we knew we were onto something.”
In addition to the The Painkillers, Castro’s friends Charlie Musselwhite (harp and vocals on Live Every Day), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals on Rock Bottom), Danielle Nicole (vocals on Soul Shake) and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo (guitar and vocals on Them Changes) add their talents to Stompin’ Ground. “I heard each one of my friends’ contributions to these songs in my head as I was working on them. Happily, when I reached out and actually asked, everyone said yes.”
Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He fell under the spell of Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Mike Bloomfield and other blues-rockers. As he got older, Castro discovered the bedrock blues of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Elmore James and the deep-rooted soul of singers like Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. By his teenage years, he was regularly heading to San Francisco to see his favorite artists at legendary venues like The Fillmore West and Winterland. He began playing in a variety of Bay Area blues and soul bands in his early 20s, making a name for himself as a hotter than hot live artist. In 1985 he became lead singer and guitarist for the locally popular blues band NiteCry, and began gigging regularly throughout Northern California.
Castro joined Warner Brothers’ artists The Dynatones in the late 1980s, gigging all over the country. He formed the first Tommy Castro Band in 1991, releasing his debut album in 1996 on Blind Pig. He hit the road hard, picking up new followers everywhere he went. In the mid-1990s The Tommy Castro Band served as the house band for three seasons on NBC Television’s Comedy Showcase (airing right after Saturday Night Live), bringing him in front of millions of viewers every week. During the 1990s and into the 2000s, Castro released a series of critically acclaimed CDs for Blind Pig, Telarc and 33rd Street Records, as well as one on his own Heart And Soul label.

Castro joined Alligator Records in 2009, releasing Hard Believer to massive acclaim. He won four of his six career Blues Music Awards including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). His song Hard Believer took first place in the blues category of the International Songwriting Competition. His next release, 2011’s Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live!, was a boisterous and searing collection of highlights from a series of live performances anchored by Castro and an all-star collection of blues giants, including Rick Estrin, Michael “Iron Man” Burks and Joe Louis Walker. His relentless road-dog approach—gig after gig, night after night—has won him loyal, lifelong fans everywhere he plays. The Washington Post says Castro is “phenomenal and funky” with “soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.”
Castro formed The Painkillers in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, capable of delivering soul-shaking, muscular music. The band released The Devil You Know in 2014 and Method To My Madness in 2015, with critics shouting praise and admirers cheering his every move. Castro had stripped his music down to its raw essence with the new, smaller band, sounding bigger than ever. On record and on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened, seemingly telepathic musicianship bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. His hometown newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.”
With months of tour dates across the U.S. and Europe, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be bringing the songs from their new album directly to their fans. No Depression says “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.” Blues Revue says simply, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” With Stompin’ Ground, he is clearly, once again, doing everything right.

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Tommy Castro
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

Tommy Castro

Stompin’ Ground

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes—the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy’s own sound was born. He honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge on the city’s competitive bar scene, where he learned how to capture an audience with his intensely passionate vocals, stellar musicianship and dynamic performances. Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop to Taj Mahal, toured through the area, and Castro was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ’s, where he often jammed, dreaming of one day busting out.

Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro’s San Jose DNA has always inspired his music, whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or the funkiest soul grooves. He and The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown—have played hundreds of shows to thousands of music lovers, always leaving his audiences screaming for more. All of his albums are filled with original blues, soul and West Coast rock, each song showing a slightly different side of Castro’s multifaceted musical personality. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”
On his new album, Stompin’ Ground, Tommy Castro opens windows into both his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s soon-to-be legendary Greaseland Studio in San Jose, Stompin’ Ground finds Castro letting loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer. He is simultaneously looking back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, while forging a forward trail with modern lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. With The Painkillers firing on all cylinders behind him, Castro lays it all on the line from the opening notes of Nonchalant to the final, introspective Live Every Day. From the autobiographical My Old Neighborhood to the socially aware Enough Is Enough and Fear is The Enemy to versions of Elvin Bishop’s Rock Bottom and Taj Majal’s Further On Down The Road (two of his favorite songs from his earliest heroes), Stompin’ Ground is pure musical pleasure. “As soon as we started cutting,” Castro says, “we knew we were onto something.”
In addition to the The Painkillers, Castro’s friends Charlie Musselwhite (harp and vocals on Live Every Day), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals on Rock Bottom), Danielle Nicole (vocals on Soul Shake) and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo (guitar and vocals on Them Changes) add their talents to Stompin’ Ground. “I heard each one of my friends’ contributions to these songs in my head as I was working on them. Happily, when I reached out and actually asked, everyone said yes.”
Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He fell under the spell of Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Mike Bloomfield and other blues-rockers. As he got older, Castro discovered the bedrock blues of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Elmore James and the deep-rooted soul of singers like Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. By his teenage years, he was regularly heading to San Francisco to see his favorite artists at legendary venues like The Fillmore West and Winterland. He began playing in a variety of Bay Area blues and soul bands in his early 20s, making a name for himself as a hotter than hot live artist. In 1985 he became lead singer and guitarist for the locally popular blues band NiteCry, and began gigging regularly throughout Northern California.
Castro joined Warner Brothers’ artists The Dynatones in the late 1980s, gigging all over the country. He formed the first Tommy Castro Band in 1991, releasing his debut album in 1996 on Blind Pig. He hit the road hard, picking up new followers everywhere he went. In the mid-1990s The Tommy Castro Band served as the house band for three seasons on NBC Television’s Comedy Showcase (airing right after Saturday Night Live), bringing him in front of millions of viewers every week. During the 1990s and into the 2000s, Castro released a series of critically acclaimed CDs for Blind Pig, Telarc and 33rd Street Records, as well as one on his own Heart And Soul label.

Castro joined Alligator Records in 2009, releasing Hard Believer to massive acclaim. He won four of his six career Blues Music Awards including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). His song Hard Believer took first place in the blues category of the International Songwriting Competition. His next release, 2011’s Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live!, was a boisterous and searing collection of highlights from a series of live performances anchored by Castro and an all-star collection of blues giants, including Rick Estrin, Michael “Iron Man” Burks and Joe Louis Walker. His relentless road-dog approach—gig after gig, night after night—has won him loyal, lifelong fans everywhere he plays. The Washington Post says Castro is “phenomenal and funky” with “soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.”
Castro formed The Painkillers in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, capable of delivering soul-shaking, muscular music. The band released The Devil You Know in 2014 and Method To My Madness in 2015, with critics shouting praise and admirers cheering his every move. Castro had stripped his music down to its raw essence with the new, smaller band, sounding bigger than ever. On record and on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened, seemingly telepathic musicianship bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. His hometown newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.”
With months of tour dates across the U.S. and Europe, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be bringing the songs from their new album directly to their fans. No Depression says “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.” Blues Revue says simply, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” With Stompin’ Ground, he is clearly, once again, doing everything right.

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Tommy Castro
Mar
17
9:00 PM21:00

Tommy Castro

Stompin’ Ground

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes—the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy’s own sound was born. He honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge on the city’s competitive bar scene, where he learned how to capture an audience with his intensely passionate vocals, stellar musicianship and dynamic performances. Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop to Taj Mahal, toured through the area, and Castro was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ’s, where he often jammed, dreaming of one day busting out.

Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro’s San Jose DNA has always inspired his music, whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or the funkiest soul grooves. He and The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown—have played hundreds of shows to thousands of music lovers, always leaving his audiences screaming for more. All of his albums are filled with original blues, soul and West Coast rock, each song showing a slightly different side of Castro’s multifaceted musical personality. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”
On his new album, Stompin’ Ground, Tommy Castro opens windows into both his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s soon-to-be legendary Greaseland Studio in San Jose, Stompin’ Ground finds Castro letting loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer. He is simultaneously looking back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, while forging a forward trail with modern lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. With The Painkillers firing on all cylinders behind him, Castro lays it all on the line from the opening notes of Nonchalant to the final, introspective Live Every Day. From the autobiographical My Old Neighborhood to the socially aware Enough Is Enough and Fear is The Enemy to versions of Elvin Bishop’s Rock Bottom and Taj Majal’s Further On Down The Road (two of his favorite songs from his earliest heroes), Stompin’ Ground is pure musical pleasure. “As soon as we started cutting,” Castro says, “we knew we were onto something.”
In addition to the The Painkillers, Castro’s friends Charlie Musselwhite (harp and vocals on Live Every Day), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals on Rock Bottom), Danielle Nicole (vocals on Soul Shake) and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo (guitar and vocals on Them Changes) add their talents to Stompin’ Ground. “I heard each one of my friends’ contributions to these songs in my head as I was working on them. Happily, when I reached out and actually asked, everyone said yes.”
Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He fell under the spell of Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Mike Bloomfield and other blues-rockers. As he got older, Castro discovered the bedrock blues of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Elmore James and the deep-rooted soul of singers like Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. By his teenage years, he was regularly heading to San Francisco to see his favorite artists at legendary venues like The Fillmore West and Winterland. He began playing in a variety of Bay Area blues and soul bands in his early 20s, making a name for himself as a hotter than hot live artist. In 1985 he became lead singer and guitarist for the locally popular blues band NiteCry, and began gigging regularly throughout Northern California.
Castro joined Warner Brothers’ artists The Dynatones in the late 1980s, gigging all over the country. He formed the first Tommy Castro Band in 1991, releasing his debut album in 1996 on Blind Pig. He hit the road hard, picking up new followers everywhere he went. In the mid-1990s The Tommy Castro Band served as the house band for three seasons on NBC Television’s Comedy Showcase (airing right after Saturday Night Live), bringing him in front of millions of viewers every week. During the 1990s and into the 2000s, Castro released a series of critically acclaimed CDs for Blind Pig, Telarc and 33rd Street Records, as well as one on his own Heart And Soul label.

Castro joined Alligator Records in 2009, releasing Hard Believer to massive acclaim. He won four of his six career Blues Music Awards including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). His song Hard Believer took first place in the blues category of the International Songwriting Competition. His next release, 2011’s Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live!, was a boisterous and searing collection of highlights from a series of live performances anchored by Castro and an all-star collection of blues giants, including Rick Estrin, Michael “Iron Man” Burks and Joe Louis Walker. His relentless road-dog approach—gig after gig, night after night—has won him loyal, lifelong fans everywhere he plays. The Washington Post says Castro is “phenomenal and funky” with “soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.”
Castro formed The Painkillers in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, capable of delivering soul-shaking, muscular music. The band released The Devil You Know in 2014 and Method To My Madness in 2015, with critics shouting praise and admirers cheering his every move. Castro had stripped his music down to its raw essence with the new, smaller band, sounding bigger than ever. On record and on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened, seemingly telepathic musicianship bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. His hometown newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.”
With months of tour dates across the U.S. and Europe, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be bringing the songs from their new album directly to their fans. No Depression says “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.” Blues Revue says simply, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” With Stompin’ Ground, he is clearly, once again, doing everything right.

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Steve Pineo Acoustic Show
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Pineo Acoustic Show

Steve Pineo has been wowing the Calgary music scene for years with his distinctive blues.  Now he is show casing an all accoustic set performing at Mikey's on 12th starting at 8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Come early to take advantage of our 8:00-8:30 Happy Half Hour!

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Diunna Greenleaf
Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

Diunna Greenleaf

Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed "Diunna's style of Blues" in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.

Diunna and her band Blue Mercy have performed throughout the United States and Internationally. She has performed all over Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil and The Caribbean. She will tell you she travels and plays the Blues anywhere she is invited with a beneficial contract.

Performing with Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, James Cotton, Carrie Bell, Big Bill Morganfield, Smoking Joe Kubek and B’Nois King, Anson Funderburge, Sam Meyers and the Rockets, Bernard Allison, Odetta, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, I.J. Gosey, Sherman Robertson, Kenny Neal, the late great Teddy “Cry Cry” Reynolds, Mud Morganfield and numerous others has truly been an honor in her career.

Her commitment to Blues goes well beyond performing on stage. She served for three years as President of the Houston Blues Society, making history as the first woman ever elected to this position. During her presidency she used her professional guidance and grant writing skills to produce the Willie Mae "Big Momma" Thornton Blues Festival, bringing in the talents of “The Queen Of Blues” Mrs. Koko Taylor, Mr. Bernard Allison, Texas Johnny Brown, I.J. Gosey, Diane Price, Mel Waiters, Betty Lewis, Gary Clark, Jr., Jeremy And The Hotboys, along with many others. Diunna started the annual Houston Blues Society Founders Day and actively continued the Blues In Schools Program throughout the state, as well as many of the countries where she and her band perform. She also played an integral in founding Friends of Blues of Montgomery County.

  • Winner of "Best New Artist Debut" at the 2008 Blues Music Awards  
  • Winner of the "Koko Taylor Award-Traditional Blues Female" in 2014 and 2017.  
  • Her latest CD "Trying To Hold On" reached #1 on XM/Sirius Radio Bluesville Chart, #1 on French Blues charts, #1 on Living Blues charts for the month of December 2012, and reached the top of Blues charts in UK, Australia and USA.

In addition to being an accomplished performer, Diunna is also a very talented song writer making the semi-finals and finals of the International Songwriting competition.

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Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over
Feb
22
8:30 PM20:30

Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over

Three Finger Shot is An east coast folk band fronted by hilarious lead vocalist, Tony Ronalds.  Tony is from Cape Breton and brings a unique comedic approach to story telling. Trevor Bowering, from Kilbride Newfoundland, on rhythm guitar provides a great balance to the band as well as a deep rich vocal performance .  These two have been wowing audiences across Canada for 17 years. not every band from the east coast is funny but it helps

 

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Steve Pineo Acoustic Show
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Pineo Acoustic Show

Steve Pineo has been wowing the Calgary music scene for years with his distinctive blues.  Now he is show casing an all accoustic set performing at Mikey's on 12th starting at 8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Come early to take advantage of our 8:00-8:30 Happy Half Hour!

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 Mitch Belot Band
Feb
20
8:30 PM20:30

Mitch Belot Band

Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.

Mitch, along with the rest of the band including, Vincent Bundick (Guitar), Nick Goodman (Bass) and Dyllan Goodman (Drums), consistently aim to create a memorable and fun atmosphere every time they hit the stage.

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 Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam
Feb
19
8:30 PM20:30

Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam

Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, alternative bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass is sure to have to listener immersed and captivated in a sonic atmosphere of Progressive Canadiana. 

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 Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session

Mike truly is one of Canada’s premiere blues and roots artists and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award in the category of “Horn Player of the Year” for three consecutive years. He has performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Amos Garrett, The Downchild Bluesband, and Dutch Mason to name a few. He’s recorded with Johnny V (If My Daddy Could See Me Now), Donald Ray Johnson (Pure Pleasure), Tim Williams (Live at Kaos), Ray Montana (Hip October), Steve Pineo (Steve Pineo with Horns) and can be heard on many other sessions.

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 Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over
Feb
15
8:30 PM20:30

Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over

Three Finger Shot is An east coast folk band fronted by hilarious lead vocalist, Tony Ronalds.  Tony is from Cape Breton and brings a unique comedic approach to story telling. Trevor Bowering, from Kilbride Newfoundland, on rhythm guitar provides a great balance to the band as well as a deep rich vocal performance .  These two have been wowing audiences across Canada for 17 years. not every band from the east coast is funny but it helps

 

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Mitch Belot Band
Feb
13
8:30 PM20:30

Mitch Belot Band

Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.

Mitch, along with the rest of the band including, Vincent Bundick (Guitar), Nick Goodman (Bass) and Dyllan Goodman (Drums), consistently aim to create a memorable and fun atmosphere every time they hit the stage.

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Copy of Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam
Feb
12
8:30 PM20:30

Copy of Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam

Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, alternative bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass is sure to have to listener immersed and captivated in a sonic atmosphere of Progressive Canadiana. 

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P.A.S.T
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

P.A.S.T

After a two year hiatus, Calgary's best kept musical secret returns to the stage.

past (paul ashwell's sonic teleportation) will be performing a variety of classic funk, r&b, latin, fusion and mainstream songs from the 1970s and 1980s.

The material on this particular evening will include music by Michael Jackson, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny, The Yellowjackets, Marcus Miller, Maceo Parker, Tower Of Power, The Beatles, Charles Mingus, Sarah McLachlan, Graham Central Station and Bob Marley.

The members of past come from a lot of different areas of the Calgary music community, including jazz, blues, funk, r&b, latin and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. But when they come together under Paul's direction, the result is a magical musical experience. 

Gareth Hughes - alto sax
Mike Clark - tenor sax, vocals
Pat Belliveau - soprano sax, tenor sax, baritone sax

Paul Ashwell - trombone, baritone horn, arrangements
Nathan Gingrich - trombone
Dave Reid - bass trombone

Neil McVey - guitar
Esteban Herrera - keyboards
Hank Insell - bass
Kent Macrae - drums
Burnis Stubbs - percussion

There will be a $20 cover charge for this event

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JW Jones
Feb
10
9:00 PM21:00

JW Jones

IBC Winner and JUNO Award Nominee and Billboard Top 10 Blues artist JW-Jones tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy live shows.

International Blues Challenge winner (2017), JUNO Award Nominee and Billboard Top 10 Blues artist JW-Jones tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy live shows.

Jones has released nine albums, and performed in twenty-three countries and four continents. In 2015/2016, JW played over 100 shows per year, including being invited five times to perform alongside Buddy Guy, and twice with Woodstock legends, Canned Heat.

Last year, George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ management specifically requested Jones to open several of their tour dates including standing ovations at Massey Hall and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.

JW’s latest release ‘High Temperature’ was named the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Top 10. From the liner notes: “Acclaimed Nashville producer Colin Linden takes Jones into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material. His evolution as a musician and vocalist shine through on this record like never before. Real songs, real playing by real people, and JW is the real deal.” – Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)

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 Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session

Mike truly is one of Canada’s premiere blues and roots artists and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award in the category of “Horn Player of the Year” for three consecutive years. He has performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Amos Garrett, The Downchild Bluesband, and Dutch Mason to name a few. He’s recorded with Johnny V (If My Daddy Could See Me Now), Donald Ray Johnson (Pure Pleasure), Tim Williams (Live at Kaos), Ray Montana (Hip October), Steve Pineo (Steve Pineo with Horns) and can be heard on many other sessions.

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Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over
Feb
8
8:30 PM20:30

Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over

Three Finger Shot is An east coast folk band fronted by hilarious lead vocalist, Tony Ronalds.  Tony is from Cape Breton and brings a unique comedic approach to story telling. Trevor Bowering, from Kilbride Newfoundland, on rhythm guitar provides a great balance to the band as well as a deep rich vocal performance .  These two have been wowing audiences across Canada for 17 years. not every band from the east coast is funny but it helps

 

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 Steve Pineo Acoustic Show
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Pineo Acoustic Show

Steve Pineo has been wowing the Calgary music scene for years with his distinctive blues.  Now he is show casing an all accoustic set performing at Mikey's on 12th starting at 8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Come early to take advantage of our 8:00-8:30 Happy Half Hour!

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Mitch Belot Band
Feb
6
8:30 PM20:30

Mitch Belot Band

Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.

Mitch, along with the rest of the band including, Vincent Bundick (Guitar), Nick Goodman (Bass) and Dyllan Goodman (Drums), consistently aim to create a memorable and fun atmosphere every time they hit the stage.

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Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam
Feb
5
8:30 PM20:30

Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam

Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, alternative bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass is sure to have to listener immersed and captivated in a sonic atmosphere of Progressive Canadiana. 

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 Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session

Mike truly is one of Canada’s premiere blues and roots artists and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award in the category of “Horn Player of the Year” for three consecutive years. He has performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Amos Garrett, The Downchild Bluesband, and Dutch Mason to name a few. He’s recorded with Johnny V (If My Daddy Could See Me Now), Donald Ray Johnson (Pure Pleasure), Tim Williams (Live at Kaos), Ray Montana (Hip October), Steve Pineo (Steve Pineo with Horns) and can be heard on many other sessions.

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Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials
Feb
2
9:00 PM21:00

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Currently celebrating 30 history-making years together, LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor's edge. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his Blues Imperials -- bassist (and Ed's half-brother) James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. 

Their newest release, THE BIG SOUND OF LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS is musically electrifying, emotionally intense and downright fun. It features Lil’ Ed Williams' incendiary guitar playing and soulful, passionate singing, with the ragged-but-right Blues Imperials cooking like mad alongside him. Williams wrote or co-wrote all but two of album’s 14 songs (those two being written by Lil' Ed's legendary uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto). 

With THE BIG SOUND OF LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS (the group's ninth Alligator release), the band continues to bring their blistering Chicago blues to “Ed Heads” new and old.

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Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over
Feb
1
8:30 PM20:30

Three Finger Shot East Coast Take Over

Three Finger Shot is An east coast folk band fronted by hilarious lead vocalist, Tony Ronalds.  Tony is from Cape Breton and brings a unique comedic approach to story telling. Trevor Bowering, from Kilbride Newfoundland, on rhythm guitar provides a great balance to the band as well as a deep rich vocal performance .  These two have been wowing audiences across Canada for 17 years. not every band from the east coast is funny but it helps

 

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Steve Pineo Acoustic Show
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Pineo Acoustic Show

Steve Pineo has been wowing the Calgary music scene for years with his distinctive blues.  Now he is show casing an all accoustic set performing at Mikey's on 12th starting at 8:30pm on Wednesdays.  Come early to take advantage of our 8:00-8:30 Happy Half Hour!

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Mitch Belot Band
Jan
30
8:30 PM20:30

Mitch Belot Band

Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.

Mitch, along with the rest of the band including, Vincent Bundick (Guitar), Nick Goodman (Bass) and Dyllan Goodman (Drums), consistently aim to create a memorable and fun atmosphere every time they hit the stage.

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Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam
Jan
29
8:30 PM20:30

Rotary Park Open Mic / Jam

Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, alternative bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass is sure to have to listener immersed and captivated in a sonic atmosphere of Progressive Canadiana. 

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Static Shift
Jan
27
9:00 PM21:00

Static Shift

We are a Calgary based, multi album power trio made up of Mitchell Brady (Guitar / Vocals), Keone Friesen (Bass / Harmonica), and Isaiah Stonehouse (Drums / Background Vocals). We have recorded and released two full albums (Windsor Street (2014), Common Bliss (2017)) and an EP (At Odds (2015)), and are always working on new material. Our music is described as a mixture of classic rock and blues, with romps of alternative, indie and psychedelic rock. Our original music carries the audience back to the hey day of rock n' roll, while adding a new and unique modern twist to the mix.

Some of our more notable achivements over the years include:
•National Semi-finalists in CBC's 2017 Searchlight Competition (Top 25 out of thousands of entries)
•Winners of the 2016 and 2017 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards for Rock Recording of the Year, nominees for Group of the Year at the 2016 YYC Music Awards, and winners of the Zachariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the 2017 YYC Music Awards
•Named into Forksters 2014 Top 100 Bands of the Year with our debut album Windsor Street
•Three time finalists in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 International Songwriters Competition (out of more than 18,000 entries each year). 

We have played venues from as far as the Whiskey A Go Go (Los Angeles) and The Roxy (Vancouver), to as close as Flames Central and MacEwan Hall at home in Calgary. We have also had the privilege to play many other venues and festivals across Alberta and BC such as The Lilac Festival (Calgary), Beaumont Roots and Blues Festival (Edmonton), and the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival (BC). Sharing the stage with artists such as Trooper, Colin James, The Sheepdogs, The Odds, The Northern Pikes, Tim Williams, and others has been an honour. 

e're old souls with young minds, with a goal to share music to people around the world. If you consider yourself to be a live music enthusiast, we'd love to see you at a show.

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Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Mike Clark's Saturday Afternoon Jam Session

Mike truly is one of Canada’s premiere blues and roots artists and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award in the category of “Horn Player of the Year” for three consecutive years. He has performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Amos Garrett, The Downchild Bluesband, and Dutch Mason to name a few. He’s recorded with Johnny V (If My Daddy Could See Me Now), Donald Ray Johnson (Pure Pleasure), Tim Williams (Live at Kaos), Ray Montana (Hip October), Steve Pineo (Steve Pineo with Horns) and can be heard on many other sessions.

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