The results are in! Congratulations to those advancing to the 31st International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN * Two Blue (Roberta Walsh & Karimah), Solo/Duo category * Dylan Farrell Band, Band category * Street Corner History by Dan Sinasac, Best Self Produced CD
Congratulations to all the Finalists and Youth Showcase acts for a great day of blues music!
Thank you to: - all the volunteers, adjudicators, EmCee, sound tech - the audience for supporting this event and helping to 'grow the blues'Memphis Bound Blues Challenge Finalists: Bands - Blind Dog Blues Band; Dylan Farrell Band Solo/Duos - Andrew & Celeigh; Two Blue (Robert Walsh & Karimah); Graham Guest; Charlie Jacobson
Finals - October 19 Old Timer's Cabin ALL AGES Doors at Noon Competition at 1:00pm $15 cover. Special prices for minors. Smokehouse BBQ food truck on-site A taste of what's to come at the Finals
CONGRATULATIONS to Maple Blues Awards recipients! Special congrats on your nominations to Alberta artists: Graham Guest, Edmonton - Piano/Keyboardist of the Year Ellen Mcilwain, Calgary - Blues with a Feeling (Lifetime Achievement Award) Donald Ray Johnson, Calgary - Male Vocalist of the Year
2014 Global TV (Edmonton) Interviews April 12 February 22 January 18
SOLO/DUO Andrew Scott & Celeigh Cardinal Graham Guest Charlie Jacobson Two Blue
BAND Blind Dog Blues Band Dylan Farrell Band
Youth Showcase Bucket Static Shift
Best Self Produced CD entries close October 15, 2014 CDs must be released November 1, 2013 - October 15, 2014 and be self-produced
open to ALL blues musicians living in Northern Aberta (Red Deer and north of Red Deer) info here
Save these 2014 EBS event dates
Memphis Bound Blues Challenge Entries still open for Best Self Produced CD Blues CDs released November 1, 2013 - October 15, 2014 ONLY DEADLINE to enter October 15, 2014 8:00pm SHARP!
Competition Dates October 19 - Final Rounds, both categories at Old Timer's Cabin. Youth Showcase. Best Self Produced CD
Doors at NOON. Competition at 1:00pm Arrive early for best seats. Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages venue. Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old. Smokehouse BBQ Food Truck on-site EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!
Venue - Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street) Doors: 7:30pm Music: 8:00pm Arrive early for best seat selection.
Dates for Regular EBS events
2014 Dates November 15 - Boogie Patrol
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Blues dance, like Blues music, is soulful, expressive and rhythmic: it can be the perfect way to celebrate the end of a work week, meet new people or just groove to whatever the band is playing! Originating in the United States in the late 1800s, Blues dance has recently been embraced anew by communities across North America for its versatility and emphasis on connection between partners. More info, contact Matt Long or Jen Rush of Nova Blues dance community. No previous dance experience necessary!
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