Tim Williams
Nov
13
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.”

Call us to book your bash now! 403-452-8060

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Estaban Herrera's Urban Jazz Jam
Nov
15
9:00 PM21:00

Estaban Herrera's Urban Jazz Jam

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...
Music starts around 9pm!

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Lindsay Beaver with Garrett Mason
Nov
16
9:00 PM21:00

Lindsay Beaver with Garrett Mason

““She’s like the love child of Amy Winehouse and Little Richard.”
—Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records president”

When blues-rocking, soul-singing drummer, songwriter and bandleader Lindsay Beaver takes the stage, she makes an immediate and unforgettable impression. Standing front and center at her kit, singing every song from the depths of her soul, she delivers blues, R&B and old school rock ‘n’ roll with punk rock energy, and sings with a voice brimming with attitude and soulfulness. She comes at every song with urgent intensity, soul-baring emotion, a distinct swagger and a take-no-prisoners confidence. With influences ranging from Little Richard to The Ramones, from Billie Holiday to Queens of the Stone Age, Lindsay has crafted a timeless sound and personal style that simply cannot be denied.

Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Beaver possesses an old soul at the young age of 33. She is a classically trained vocalist and a jazz-trained drummer with a deep love and knowledge of roots music, from blues to jazz to R&B ballads to raucous rock ‘n’ roll. Live and on her recordings, she lays it all on the line, performing her signature mix of unforgettable originals and dance floor-filling versions of songs by artists as diverse as Sam Cooke and The Detroit Cobras. Her Alligator Records debut, Tough As Love, introduces her as a true force of nature with a sky’s-the-limit future.

Tough As Love, produced by Beaver, was recorded in Lindsay’s current hometown of Austin, Texas. She wrote seven of the album’s twelve tracks, the striking originals melding seamlessly with the perfectly-chosen covers. Her deep understanding of blues and roots rock traditions is a launching pad for her songs, combining electric urgency with skill and finesse. Tough As Love honors some of Beaver’s inspirations (including songs by Little Willie John, Angela Strehli and Art Neville) while introducing her own instantly memorable songs. Along with her touring band—guitarist Brad Stivers and bassist Josh Williams (“they are the glue that holds it all together,” she says)—well-known friends including Marcia Ball, Dennis Gruenling, Laura Chavez, Eve Monsees and Sax Gordon all add their talents to the proceedings. According to Beaver, “These are all folks that I’ve admired or wanted to perform with for years. It was important for me to highlight people that have inspired me.” From the first song to the last, Tough As Love is rough and raw, fearless and moving.

“Signing with Alligator is a true stamp of approval for any roots music artist,” says Beaver, who has been releasing her own recordings and performing professionally for 15 years, first as a singer and then as a band-leading vocalist and drummer. “It’s like a dream come true.”

Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer is thrilled to bring her into the fold. “I’m very excited to welcome Lindsay Beaver to the Alligator Records family. She’s a great young talent. Her songs evoke the spirit of 1950s and ‘60s R&B and blues, but her singing and playing infuse them with a raw, rocking punk energy. Her music is full of unvarnished emotion and power.”

Beaver grew up in a working class family surrounded by music. She loved to sing around the house (especially soul music), but she was a shy kid and only sang when she was alone. She discovered the music of Tupac Shakur at age 11 and fell in love with hip hop, which started her on a path back to soul, blues and jazz. At 14 she heard Jimi Hendrix and then, in her words, “everything changed.” She got a guitar and learned to play. She was finally convinced by her friends to sing in public in her high school talent show. From there, she sang in school musicals and at open mic events around Halifax. But when she first heard Billie Holiday sing Don’t Explain at age 17, Lindsay found her true musical direction. “I was floored,” she recalls. “Her voice had more soul and emotional depth than any singer I had ever heard. Billie led me to lots of other jazz, and jazz led me to blues.”

Immediately after graduating high school, Lindsay took voice lessons and began a self-described “crash course” in classical music. A quick study with obvious talent, she received a scholarship to train as a classical soprano. Around the same time, she put together a small jazz band featuring her vocals. “My drummer didn’t want to keep bringing his drums over to my house for rehearsal,” she recalls. So my dad scraped together enough money to buy a drum set to keep in the house. As soon as I sat down at that set, I got it.” Her biggest drumming inspiration is the immortal Earl Palmer, who recorded with everyone from Little Richard and Fats Domino to Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Dizzy Gillespie and Tom Waits. “He was the perfect drummer,” she says. “He understood how to play for the song.”

At the age of 19, Beaver saw Canadian blues icons The Garrett Mason Trio perform. Between the hordes of happy, dancing fans and the band’s fiery-hot performance, Beaver came to a realization then and there. “I want to do that,” she decided. “Have a band, actually be a real musician.” Later that week she went to the local Sunday night blues jam. “I didn’t tell any of the blues guys about my singing. I figured that if I told them that I sang, nobody would take me seriously as a drummer. So I did my jazz gigs in town singing and then would go to the blues jam on Sunday as a drummer."

Wanting to broaden her horizons, Beaver headed to Toronto to study jazz drumming, with the desire to take her percussion skills to a whole new level. “I got in,” she recalls, “because I was the only applicant who could play a shuffle.” She started a blues and soul group—the acclaimed 24th Street Wailers—and began making a name for herself in Toronto and across Canada. She befriended guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, who recognized her talent instantly. She started making regular pilgrimages to Austin to jam with locals beginning in 2014. When she relocated to Austin permanently in 2018, she formed a new band featuring her own soulful vocals and dynamic drumming and the talents of fiery guitarist Brad Stivers and rock-solid bassist Josh Williams.

Over the course of her career, Beaver self-released five albums by her band, the 24th Street Wailers, producing three of them. Tough As Love is her first release under her own name. She has toured Canada, the United States and large swaths of Europe, and will be back on the road bringing her new music to places far and wide, earning new fans at every stop. “I like music with drive and passion,” she says. “I write what I know and I sing what I know. At my shows, I want people to have fun and to be moved. I want everyone to be inspired to dance and I want at least some people to be moved to tears. And I definitely want every person to go home saying, ‘I’m never going to forget this.’”

 Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteran Canadian Bluesman Dutch Mason. His quest to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by music blues music, Garrett’s favorite tapes at 3 years old were Canned Heat and Buddy Rich. What really sealed the deal for Garrett to become a blues guitarist came after watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn “Live At the El Mocambo” - he was hooked.  His dad, Dutch Mason, stopped playing guitar before Garrett was born due to crippling arthritis in his hands. Although he was not able to teach his son to play, he has certainly been able to teach Garrett the structure of the Blues and to influence him about the resulting sound. Surrounded by his father’s peers, Garrett has had the benefit of hearing and learning from a wide variety of musical talent. The late Rick Jeffery was a great inspiration to Garrett; they would talk and play for hours together. Rick once said “Garrett is the only guitar player I know that can play Albert Collins’ style down to a T”. The combination of his father’s advice, Jeffery’s guidance and his own natural talents provide that special brew for Garrett to become the musical influence he is destined to be.  Garrett would be the first to tell you that riding the coat tails of others won’t take you very far in this business, but striving to be truly original is the secret to longevity and lasting success. Garrett launched his debut CD I’m Just a Man at the 2004 Harvest Jazz and Blues festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick to a sold out crowd.  This debut CD features Garrett’s talent for strong original songs, a voice that is reminiscent of a veteran performer and his extraordinary aptitude for playing electric guitar. Garrett’s original talent was awarded in 2005 when he received a Juno for Best Blues Album. Garrett Mason is poised to be one of the brightest stars to emerge from the East Coast Blues scene in years.  Garrett’s band released their sophomore album Love and Sound in July 2008 which was nominated for a Juno Award. The album won Blues Artist/Group Recording of the Year at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia and Industry Awards.

Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteran Canadian Bluesman Dutch Mason. His quest to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by music blues music, Garrett’s favorite tapes at 3 years old were Canned Heat and Buddy Rich. What really sealed the deal for Garrett to become a blues guitarist came after watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn “Live At the El Mocambo” - he was hooked.

His dad, Dutch Mason, stopped playing guitar before Garrett was born due to crippling arthritis in his hands. Although he was not able to teach his son to play, he has certainly been able to teach Garrett the structure of the Blues and to influence him about the resulting sound. Surrounded by his father’s peers, Garrett has had the benefit of hearing and learning from a wide variety of musical talent. The late Rick Jeffery was a great inspiration to Garrett; they would talk and play for hours together. Rick once said “Garrett is the only guitar player I know that can play Albert Collins’ style down to a T”. The combination of his father’s advice, Jeffery’s guidance and his own natural talents provide that special brew for Garrett to become the musical influence he is destined to be.

Garrett would be the first to tell you that riding the coat tails of others won’t take you very far in this business, but striving to be truly original is the secret to longevity and lasting success. Garrett launched his debut CD I’m Just a Man at the 2004 Harvest Jazz and Blues festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick to a sold out crowd.

This debut CD features Garrett’s talent for strong original songs, a voice that is reminiscent of a veteran performer and his extraordinary aptitude for playing electric guitar. Garrett’s original talent was awarded in 2005 when he received a Juno for Best Blues Album. Garrett Mason is poised to be one of the brightest stars to emerge from the East Coast Blues scene in years.

Garrett’s band released their sophomore album Love and Sound in July 2008 which was nominated for a Juno Award. The album won Blues Artist/Group Recording of the Year at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia and Industry Awards.

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Super Sundays!!!
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Super Sundays!!!

Morning:

The WOODHOUSE BIG BAND

12:00 - 2:00 pm - $10 cover

The Woodhouse Big Big plays the 3rd Sunday of every month and every month is a new show...come enjoy an afternoon of great music and food! Fabulous Mikey's Sunday Brunch!!!


Today:

SIT BACK SUNDAY JAM W/ TOM PHILLIPS

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No cover

Tom Phillips's Sit Back Sunday Jam continues at Mikey's on 12th. Come on down to meet a cast of regulars, and irregulars, sign up to play and grab a drink or two.

Come early for an amazing brunch too!

Tonight:

SIN & GIN CABARET SOIREE

7:00 - 9:00 pm - $15 at the door

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Tim Williams
Nov
20
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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Eve Hell and the Razors
Nov
24
9:00 PM21:00

Eve Hell and the Razors

Dear Music Lover;

Hello, this is Eve here. Intentions are to keep this authentic, so I'm just going to lay it out for you instead of hiring a fan to write our bio. Eve Hell and the Razors is a *North* Americana 3 piece featuring the music of early 50s rock known as Rockabilly, but we’re from Canada so there is always a nice mosaic of other music blended in to try to include everyone who walks into our shows. The band started in the genre Psychobilly (essentially punk rock with an upright bass that play songs about old horror B-movie themes) and has now expanded into something more rootsy and earthy.. and more than 3 chords. My first paid gig was 1989, so, um, not new to this at all. Haha. I think that’s even before the internet, isn’t it? goodness. Art is the main source of income for all members of the band. I think that speaks for itself as to our quality. We've played Canada, the States, and Europe, which was awesome and we’d like to go back and add in Australia and Asia to that list as well, soon. We are blessed to be experienced and happy to have skills valued by many. We love to play and are grateful that so many have given us the chance to share with them.

We are back in full swing starting June 2018. Album #4 is due early fall of 2018 and will be on our label Transistor 66. Also check out the movie True Fiction, we will be on that sound track when it is released and we are currently working on another movie soundtrack, TBA. Festivals and other gigs will be in the shows listings.

Thanks for listening and checking in on us. We appreciate the visit and all the support through the years. Have a wonderful day,

Peace and Love

Eve.

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Tim Williams
Nov
27
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.”

Call us to book your bash now! 403-452-8060

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Estaban Herrera's
Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

Estaban Herrera's

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...
Music starts around 9pm!

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Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

Special Happy Hour Bocephus King

Known for his worldly folk sound, Bocephus King (James Perry), has played music for crowds around the globe as well as collaborated with master musicians from all over the world, and quite fittingly. Bocephus King carries a sound from places near and far, familiar and foreign, rooted in folk tradition and infused with his contemporary, unique approach. He is a storyteller through and through and his ability to connect with his listeners transcends cultures.

The upcoming album, The Illusion of Permanence, due for release via Tonic Records Spring 2015, is the collaboration between James Perry, Ali Razmi, Hamin Honari and Owen B. Connell. Together as Bocephus King &Orchestra Familia, the group has toured through extensively through Italy + Canada throughout 2014.

Bocephus King began his musical career 18 years ago in the fall of 1996. He and a group of friends (including Jesse Zubot, Steve Dawson, Dan Marcus, Doug Fujisawa, Craig Ducommun) recorded an album at his family's cabin in Point Roberts, Washington. With the album Joco Music complete, Bocephus King mailed copies to various magazines, promoters and record labels and waited. Up and down the West Coast of Canada and the United States, in bars, coffee shops- you name it, he played it. Joco Music got the attention of New West Records, making Bocephus King one of the first acts signed. Through New West Records, A Small Good Thing was recorded in Minnesota and Vancouver with The Rigallatos; Darren Parris, Paul Rigby, Dan Parry and Doug Fujisawa. Accompanied by The Rigallatos, Bocephus King toured the United States, Canada and Europe and recorded a follow up record titled The Blue Sickness. The success of The Blue Sickness kept Bocephus King on the road for 3 years, while producing artists Andre Parodi and Chris Springer at the same time. His next records, released with Tonic Records, All Children Believe in Heaven (2004) and Willie Dixon God Damn! (2010), marked a significant change as he experimented with sounds and found his own voice. Earlier in 2014, Amarcord, a retrospective on Bocephus King’s career was released in Italy. Amarcord celebrates years of touring Italy and the strong fan base he’s inspired there.

Amarcord and The Illusion of Permanence will be played to audiences across the world as Bocephus King and Bocephus King & Orchestra Familia continue to tour the festival circuit. Bocephus King’s collaborative nature, cross-cultural style and authentic storytelling make his performances ones that make you feel as though you’ve left the room or field you arrived to hear him in for another place altogether.

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MOJO
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

MOJO

Kick Ass Swamp Blues rock all night long!! MOJO is a deceptively young band out of Calgary, Alberta, where the Rock n roll Mountains meet the blues prairies. They regularly play the finest clubs.

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Uncle Wigglies Tribute to Blues Christmas Songs
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Uncle Wigglies Tribute to Blues Christmas Songs

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas


Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band has been around since 1978. They are former RCA Recording Artists and members of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame. They toured extensively in the 80′s opening for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few. Additionally, in January of 2015 UWHSBB had the opportunity to represent British Columbia in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge. 


This show features the 7 piece Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band from Victoria BC. These former RCA Recording Artists and members of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame toured extensively in the 80’s, opening for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield. So take a turn on off the “Traditional” path and enjoy a glimpse into the heart and soul of Christmas from a Blues point of view.


Uncle Wiggly is known for his powerful voice and whether he is performing with gut-wrenching drive or gently caressing a moment of musical tenderness, you’ll feel the magic of the holiday blues right down to your toes. Guitarist Mark “Westcoast” Comerford’s authentic blues style captures the feeling and essence of all these great songs. Along with Andy Graffiti - Drums, “Lightnin” Lonnie Glass - Bass, Steve Ranta - Keys, Wayne Kozak - Sax, and Bryn Badel - Trumpet this show is the blues in every way shape and form.


This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas tunes from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s, and 60’s, by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown, Etta James and more. It’s not the standard collection of carols, rather it’s a tribute that gives you a look into the souls of the fabulous music legends sharing their Christmas Blues. A refreshing take on a holiday concert, it has played to sold-out houses and received rave reviews across British Columbia for the past 4 years.


This show played to sold out houses and standing ovations in BC and Alberta last winter and has had rave reviews here on the Island and lower mainland.


This is not the usual Christmas Show of standard Christmas carols you know but a tribute that gives you a look into the souls of these fabulous Blues Legends by sharing the Christmas Blues songs written by them. You will find it a very refreshing take on a Christmas Music Show.


This is the eighth year that Uncle Wiggly’s will been doing this Christmas Show. This Tribute offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Christmas from the Blues vantage point. 


www.unclewiggly’shotshoesbluesband.com

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Kris Craig's Uber Funk Orchestra- Tribute to House of Payne
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

Kris Craig's Uber Funk Orchestra- Tribute to House of Payne

Über Funk Orchestra pays tribute to George Taylor and the House of Payne! There was a time throughout the 90’s and the early part of the millennium when a somewhat popular blues band , based out of Calgary was making there rounds throughout western Canada. The House of Payne was on the road playing to feverish crowds of dancers and patrons alike that would come support there local digs, and have a great time dancing to some really tight and unique arrangements of familiar R&B tunes. These arrangements were the soul creation of Mr. George Taylor, who relocated to Canada in the late 80’s from Florida. Meeting up with seasoned veteran drummer and shuffle master Jimmy Payne, they went on to form House of Payne. The band toured for over a decade until Jimmy decided he needed to stay close to home due to a battle with cancer. George along with long time band mate Kristopher Craig went on to form another Funk, Soul, R&B project called Stepchyle, which once again featured some very tight original arrangements of familiar and abstract Funk along with George’s original material. The band continued touring until 2009 when the tensions and expense of running an 7-11 piece band finally had taken its toll. The years have past by and unfortunately Gekorge has suffered 2 strokes since. Kristopher went on to work on cruise ships and has been traveling abroad ever since. Since Kristopher has been on the ships he has taken the opportunity to write down these arrangements of George’s and will be bringing them to the stage in Alberta, as the Über Funk Orchestra pays tribute to the George Taylor and the House of Payne.This tour was set up to help raise some funds for George, as well to bring his great arrangements back to life, even if just for a short moment in time. Come join the Über Funk Orchestra as they will be performing at.

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Heather Blush and the UpperCuts
Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

Heather Blush and the UpperCuts

Heather Blush and The Uppercuts is a group of rogue troubadours based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sassy, sultry, and just plain fun, these dedicated musicians perform original songs designed to knock your socks off! With energetic, audience-engaging shows, Heather is quickly becoming known for songwriting that covers all bases between witty sarcasm and gutwrenching honesty. With "Captain" Steve Hazlett on drums "Duellin’ Dale Ulan" on upright bass, and sometimes guests such as Cedric Blary on clarinet and sax, this band packs a punch and leaves a lasting impression.

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Matt Blais
Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

Matt Blais

Powerful vocals, electrifying harmonica, and intense performances define Matt Blais. The rock’n’roll troubadour’s latest release “Fool's Gold“ (Winter 2018) is an edgy and evocative protest song for the modern era. With cutting social commentary and haunting sonics, the new track goes behind the curtain searching for authenticity in an increasingly deceptive world. "I have always tried to find and create real moments. That can be hard to do in a world of avatars and publicists. The best way I know how is through song."

Hailing from Calgary, the charismatic Blais expands the rock genre by adding a vintage blues edge that, paired with his honest, accessible songwriting style, has resonated with his Canadian audience. The guitar of Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs) weaves in and out with Blais’ raspy vocals as he yearns for something more. The single was recorded and produced in Toronto by Brian Moncarz (Our Lady Peace, The Trews).

"Just 'cause it glitters doesn't mean it's got soul."

Matt’s live performances, whether solo or full band, are diverse events balancing high energy, sweaty-rock with emotionally vulnerable ballads. He has been described as Springsteen-esque in stage presence and songwriting ability. Matt Blais has directly supported some of Canada’s biggest acts. Opening for Blue Rodeo, The Trews, and The Strumbellas has shaped Blais into a consummate showman and artistic talent.

Blais’ independently released recordings have charted on campus radio, sold thousands of copies (Canada), and garnered critical acclaim. Notably, Blais has collaborated with Sam Roberts and earned multiple awards such as Male Artist of the Year at the YYC Music Awards (2018) and Best Rock Song at the "The Great American Song Contest” (2016).

"This is roots rock at it’s finest, the perfect way to sum up what it’s all about.” - James Fenney, Belwood Music.

"Male Artist of the Year" -

Calgary Music Awards 2018

"Singer/Songwriter of the Year" -

Calgary Music Awards 2017

"Best Rock Song" -

The Great American Song Contest 2016

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Debra Marie Power CD Fundraiser
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Debra Marie Power CD Fundraiser

Hi everyone, 
Mikey's on 12th is helping me host a fundraiser to support the cost of a new album. Mike Clark will be hosting his All Star Jam as per usual and I will be joining him. I'm asking and encouraging all fellow musicians to come out and jam with us to help support me for this cause. 

Debra Power Band will be performing at 9:00 p.m. (Kelly Kruse, Chris Byrne, Steve Pineo, Mike Clark). All of these musicians will be playing on the upcoming album. 

As part of the fundraiser, there will be a silent auction taking place from 3:00 p.m. - Midnight

A donation of $20.00 will guarantee you a CD when it is completed.

$15 cover (for the band) will be collected starting at 8:00 p.m

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Donald Ray Johnson
Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Donald Ray Johnson

“Not only is Johnson a great drummer – having performed with the likes of Joe Houston, Big Mama Thornton, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, Phillip Walker, Maurice John Vaughan and Sonny Rhodes – he is also a fine blues singer in the mould of BB and Albert King. – the BBK influence evident on tracks like the slow grooving ‘No Guitar Blues’, ‘It Ain’t Easy Being Blue’ and ‘These Blues’.  ‘Always on My Mind’ is a deeply soulful performance illustrating the breadth and diversity of Johnson’s talents”. – Blues in Britain

“These are real blues. Donald Ray Johnson is a veteran great who was a fixture on the L.A. scene.  Now living in Calgary, and a naturalized Canuck, he’s the big dog in the pond.  His best stuff is smooth and stinging with the classic big throat of real blues”.  – Long Island Blues Society

“It’s Time”, his fifth solo album is a fiery, joyful and an assured revue of various blues strains, all wrapped up around vocals that veer from silky smooth to dark and soulful”. – Calgary Herald

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Super Sundays!!!
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Super Sundays!!!

Two Amazing shows!

This Morning:

BEER, BACON & BOOBS BURLESQUE BRUNCH

12:00 - 2:00 pm - $15 at the door (can take credit cards with a small processing fee)

Hello my friends. November is here, let’s cozy up and come ‘consensually’ cuddle at Calgary’s longest running monthly community burlesque show. 

You will see some brand new faces to the BBB stage. So stay tuned and the performer line up with be announced soon! 

Today:

SIT BACK SUNDAY JAM w/ TOM PHILLIPS

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No cover

Tom Phillips's Sit Back Sunday Jam continues at Mikey's on 12th. Come on down to meet a cast of regulars, and irregulars, sign up to play and grab a drink or two.

Come early for an amazing brunch too!

Call us to book your bash now! 403-452-8060

 

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Aaron Pollock w/ Mitch Belot
Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Aaron Pollock w/ Mitch Belot

A passionate artist who wears his heart on his sleeve, Calgary-based singer/songwriter Aaron Pollock fits right in with fresh, bold, and soulful Nashville entertainers like Devin Dawson, Brett Young, and Brothers Osborne.

Pollock’s debut single “Nothing Much These Days” was was recorded at OCL Studios and released in May 2018. The deeply personal song is Pollock’s ode to “the struggle to find meaning in the aftermath of losing true love”. Having already racked up over 50,000 streams on Spotify, the single is slated to be followed up in fall 2018 by new music produced by Spencer Cheyne and Justin Kudding (Leaving Thomas, Jocelyn Alice, Brett Kissel).

Fascinated by the abundance of ways in which a powerful song can make an impact, Pollock cut his teeth writing, singing, and playing guitar in bands performing rock, reggae, soul, and pop. Ultimately, a reverence for honest storytelling inspired Pollock to bind his diverse influences together with a raw lyricism inspired by country music’s finest. A constant student of his craft, Pollock is always writing and seeking out new sources of inspiration.

Recognized as “One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association in spring 2017, Pollock has cowritten multiple songs recorded by other artists including Leaving Thomas (“Buzz”, “Like I Used To”), Kira Lynn (“The Bar”), Mark Times (“Movers and Shakers”), Devin Cooper (“No Chasing You”, “Nothing on You”), Kyle Dunn (“Jean Jacket”, “Can I See You Tonight?”), Lauren Mayell (“Small Town Weekend”), Mariya Stokes (“Hands on My Body”, “Break My Heart”, “Rebound”), and Ben Chase (“All Over It”).

A musician his entire life, Pollock left a career in Alberta politics in 2015 in order to pursue a career as an artist. Later that year he went on to place as a finalist in the Indie Week Canada competition in Toronto. Pollock was also selected to participate in the “Canada’s Music Incubator - Artist Entrepreneur” program, which took place at the Coalition Music facilities in Toronto during the summer of 2017.

 

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Estaban Herrera's
Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

Estaban Herrera's

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...
Music starts around 9pm!

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Tim Williams
Nov
6
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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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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 Estaban Herrera's
Nov
1
9:00 PM21:00

Estaban Herrera's

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...
Music starts around 9pm!

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Tim Williams
Oct
30
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.”

Call us to book your bash now! 403-452-8060

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2018-19 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

2018-19 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

Today:

2018-19 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the fine musicians who will participate in the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge! The acts below will participate in the Band Category of the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge, where they will vie for the opportunity to represent Southern Alberta and the Calgary Blues Music Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, January 22-16, 2019.

Mike Watson & the 6L6s
John Rutherford Band
Mike MacKenzie Band
Brian McCullough Trio
Firm Handshake
Black Cherry Perry's Mississippi Medicine Show
Road to Memphis Blues Challenge Qualifying Rounds
Mikey's on 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW)
Oct. 14, 28 & Nov 4
3:00 pm start for all events

TIX for each round are $20 at: https://cbmastore.com/#/tickets

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

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Mike Clark Band's Halloween Horn Band Mayhem!!
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

Mike Clark Band's Halloween Horn Band Mayhem!!

Today:

MIKEY'S BLUES JAM

3:00 - 7:00 pm - no cover

Tonight:

MIKE CLARK BAND’S HALLOWEEN HORN BASH MAYHEM!!!

9:00 pm - $20 cover

Mike Clark is putting back together his 7 piece horn band for a Hell Raising Good Time! Halloween Bash prizes for best Costume! Great Drink Specials and Great tunes to dance the the night away!

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

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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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Estaban Herrera's
Oct
25
9:00 PM21:00

Estaban Herrera's

This will be an open space for all the jazz musicians in town to jam and enjoy good food, great drinks, amazing music and an awesome experience...
Bring all your musicians friends and get ready to play!
If you are not a musican, come and enjoy listening this new jazz experience...
Music starts around 9pm!

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Wednesday Night Jam w/ Brooke Wylie & Friends
Oct
24
9:00 PM21:00

Wednesday Night Jam w/ Brooke Wylie & Friends

Tonight:

Wednesday Night Jam w/ Brooke Wylie & special guest Jay Gilday!!!

9:00 pm - no cover

I have had the ultimate pleasure of hearing Jay Gilday sing and play at Harry Greggs Jam nights in Edmonton. I know I am late to the game, but I believe so strongly that Jay is among the greatest Alberta talent I have ever heard. I am so excited that he has agreed to join us as our special guest at the jam for October! 

ALSO!!! This will be Tyler Allen’s second annual birthday party with us - he will be playing guitar in the House band!!! It’s gonna be a massive party!!

“At once elemental and unearthly, Jay Gilday’s voice is a raw and gorgeous siren of the Canadian north, fusing hymnal anguish with driving rhythm and blues. And he is about to inscribe a special chapter in Canadian music history.
Whether on the main stage of a summer festival or headlining a shadowy cabaret, Jay captivates. He is equally arresting as a solo performer, crooning over acoustic guitar and piano, as the front-man of an eight-piece rock band, baiting dance floors with infectious hooks and boundless energy.
What sets Jay apart is the unfailing authenticity that accompanies his rare talents. His craft is unfettered by pageantry or put-on, and the intensity of his delivery is a product of conviction, rather than coaching.
Jay Gilday has a rare convergence of skills in the world of singer-songwriters. His neatly trimmed and powerful turns of phrase, an ability to pull the listener into a particularly vivid experience, and a warm vocal instrument coupled with an always dynamic, and at time explosive instrumental foundation, make for a formidable and complete skill set. He’s rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition but unique…Jay Gilday stands out from the pack.”

- Brooke Wylie

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AND… It’s this guys birthday celebration!!!


 It’s Tyler Allen’s Birthday, come celebrate!!!

It’s Tyler Allen’s Birthday, come celebrate!!!

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
Oct
23
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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Woodhouse Big Band
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Woodhouse Big Band

Morning:

The WOODHOUSE BIG BAND - 12:00 - 2:00pm

The Woodhouse Big Big plays the 3rd Sunday of every month and every month is a new show...come enjoy an afternoon of great music and food! Fabulous Mikey's Sunday Brunch!!!

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Today:

SIT BACK SUNDAY JAM W/ TOM PHILLIPS

3:00 - 7:00 pm - No cover

Tom Phillips's Sit Back Sunday Jam continues at Mikey's on 12th. Come on down to meet a cast of regulars, and irregulars, sign up to play and grab a drink or two.

Come early for an amazing brunch too!

Tonight:

SIN & GIN CABARET SOIREE

7:00 - 9:00 pm - $15 at the door

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

Major Love CD Release

Today:

MIKEY'S BLUES JAM

3:00 - 7:00 pm - no cover

Tonight:

MAJOR LOVE CD RELEASE

9:00 pm - $15 cover

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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Kat Danser & Steve Dawson
Oct
19
9:00 PM21:00

Kat Danser & Steve Dawson

Happy Hour:

4:00 - 7:00 pm - no cover

Tonight:

KAT DANSER & STEVE DAWSON

9:00 pm - $25

Edmonton’s Kat Danser doesn’t just play the blues – she studies it, lives it, breathes it and elevates it from sweaty, smoky beer joints to elegant centre stage in the finest of concert halls. Her sweet vocals, lyrical genius, and instrumental prowess beautifully combine with her sharp wit and commanding stage presence to deliver unfailingly memorable live performances. 

Over the past two decades, Steve Dawson has become such an indelible fixture on the Canadian musical landscape that it’s tempting to take him for granted. The music that flows out of him is so natural and authentic that it’s possible to forget all of the toil that went into producing it.

“Anyone who can hear Dawson play and not be moved is made of stone” – Penguin Eggs Magazine

BOOK YOUR NEXT PARTY WITH US!!! 403-452-0860

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Groove Theory Jam
Oct
18
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
Oct
16
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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2018-19 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

2018-19 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

Morning:

BEER, BACON and BOOBS BURLESQUE BRUNCH

This is Halloween! Ohh it’s one of our favourite shows of the year. Come see this amazing line up show their Halloween spirit. 

doors at 11:00 am - show at 12:00 pm
Cover - $15 @ the door (Credit cards accepted with small processing fee)

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Feel free to dress up in your best Halloween costume, there’s awesome prizes to be won!

Today:

2018-19 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the fine musicians who will participate in the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge! The acts below will participate in the Band Category of the Road to Memphis Blues Challenge, where they will vie for the opportunity to represent Southern Alberta and the Calgary Blues Music Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, January 22-16, 2019.

Mike Watson & the 6L6s
John Rutherford Band
Mike MacKenzie Band
Brian McCullough Trio
Firm Handshake
Black Cherry Perry's Mississippi Medicine Show
Road to Memphis Blues Challenge Qualifying Rounds
Mikey's on 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW)
Oct. 14, 28 & Nov 4
3:00 pm start for all events

TIX for each round are $20 at: https://cbmastore.com/#/tickets

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

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Brent Parkin
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

Brent Parkin

Today:

MIKEY'S BLUES JAM

3:00 - 7:00 pm - no cover

Tonight:

BRENT PARKIN

9:00 pm - $15 cover

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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The Perpetrators
Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

The Perpetrators

Happy Hour:

GIL TOGUS

4:00 - 7:00 pm

No cover

Tonight:

THE PERPETRATORS

9:00 pm - $20

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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