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Next EBS Event
May 14, 2016 
featuring Strathcona County Conspiracy
German Canadian Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road (51 Ave)
Doors 7pm
Music 8pm - Midnight
$10 Members  $15 Guests
Advance tickets make great gifts!
Get yours NOW   

THANK-YOU to  The Real MPs, Blues Puppy Trio all the EBS Volunteers, sound tech Keith, the audience and German Club for a GREAT night of music and dancing at our Spring Fling on April 16. We couldn't have done it without you!
Blues lovers - Thank-you for supporting local live blues events.

Edmonton and Area Blues Artists performing in Memphis! Enjoy!

Videos from Memphis
at Blues City Cafe January 23, 2014

at Silky O'Sullivans on January 22, 2014

A taste of what's to come at the Finals Oct 2014

Video about EBS and Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

2014 Semi Finals: a taste of what to hear!

Thank-you to Richard Carr for featuring tracks from several Edmonton blues artists on your CKIA-FM show from Quebec City on April 28, 2014. It's greatly appreciated!
Playlist details here

CONGRATULATIONS to 2014 CMBA Awards recipients!
CONGRATULATIONS to Maple Blues Awards nominees!

2014 Global TV (Edmonton) Interviews
Nov 15

April 12 
February 22 
January 18 


2014 IBC in Memphis  update

Congratulations to all the 30th International Blues Challenge Winners !! 

Pictures and videos on Edmonton Blues Society Facebook page.

Edmonton Blues Society sends a huge "Thank-you" to
ALL Memphis Bound entrants, judges, volunteers, venues and sponsors! 



Our Next Upcoming Event :

May 14,  2016

Edmonton Blues Society presents

Strathcona County Conspiracy 

advance tickets email
or 780-717-7604

Doors 7:00pm  
Music 8:00pm

$10 Members   
$15 Guests

German Canadian Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road



Strathcona County Conspiracy

Dana Wylie 
guitar and vocals

Matt Blackie

Harry Gregg

Stefan Kijek

Ayla Brook

arrive early for best seats!
an All Ages event


Questions about EBS events
May 14, 2016
German Canadian Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road (51 Ave)  
Hot food available. All ages.
Doors 7:00pm
Music 8:00pm - Midnight
$10 Members   $15 Guests
Advance tickets available! Email us here 
Arrive early for best seats

Strathcona County Conspiracy 

Strathcona County Conspiracy is an Edmonton-based super-group fronted by singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist Dana Wylie. With four albums and several years of international touring experience under her belt, Dana possesses a powerful and versatile voice and impressive instrumental chops that have led Penguin Eggs magazine to enthuse that she “stands out from the pack in the maturity of her musical vision.” Dana is joined in the Conspiracy by some of Edmonton’s top roots/blues musicians – bassist Harry Gregg, guitarist Ayla Brook, Stefan Kijek on keys, and Matt Blackie on drums.

Dana Wylie - vocals and guitar.
Dana is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose four studio albums have drawn praise from reviewers. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in musicology at the University of Alberta, for which shw was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her voice will amaze you!

Ayla Brook - vocals & guitar.
Ayla is one of the truest raw songwriters on the prairies! From his beginnings in Lily Plain, Saskatchewan, to his migration to Edmonton nearly 15 years ago, to his successful records recorded with AA Sound System, to his present day solo work - Ayla has remained tried and true. His upcoming release, "I Don't Want to Hear Your Break-up Songs" is a tapestry of hurting' and feeling' tunes about life on and off the barstools. He can be seen packing the dance floors of Alberta honkytonks soaked in wine and whiskey with his 5-piece band. Ayla is well-known for his formidable fret work with blues/punk explosion Bombchan and the newly formed blues revivalists, Stathcona County Conspiracy. He has supported diverse acts such as Danny Michel, Daniel Romano and the Arkells. Ayla is always up for the next great adventure!

Stefan Kijek - keys
Stefan has followed music's calling most of his life starting with learning piano at age 4. He has spent his life honing jazz and classical influeneces into a unique style of playing that lends itself to nearly every genre. He performs with several bands, some of which are: Lonesome Dove, Dylan Farrell Band and The Barcade Fire. Stefan also writes and performs original material regularly in the Edmonton Jazz circuit with his own trio and a number of other groups.

Harry Gregg - bass
Harry always knew music would be his life and has left a few nooks and crannies unexplored in search for his particular niche. Since 2011, he has proiduced over 30 full-length records, recorded and mixed many more for artists in a variety of genres ands is an in-demand musician. He also plays bass with Kimberley MacGregor Band, Mohsin Zaman, Dylan Farrell Band and others. Harry is founder and host of the legendary Tuesday-night jam at the Needle Vinyl Tavern.

Matt Blackie - drums
This veteran of Canadian music scene has toured extensively as a drummer in Canada, USA, Europe and India amassing well over 1300 shows so far. The varied assortment of acclaimed acts he has played with include Sarah Burton, Cindy Doire, Bill Bourne, Picture the Ocean, C.R. Avery and Scott Cook. Matt is an alumnus of Fanshawe College's prestigious Music Industry Arts program. As a producer and studio musician, Matt has worked on over 25 full-length records with Colin Linden, Jack Richardson (The Guess Who, Alice Cooper) and Bud Snider (Allman Brothers, Jeff Buckley)

Definitely lots of experience and talent playing just for you!

EBS 2016 Venue
German Canadian Cultural Centre 
8310 Roper Road (51 Ave)
Doors at 7:00pm. Music at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated
Arrive early for best seats.
This is an ALL ages CASH only venue with hot food available.
Advance tickets recommended.

Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old with valid student ID.

For more details email 

Dates and details subject to change. 

2016 EBS dates 
May 14 - Stathcona County Conspiracy
June 11 - 10th Birthday Event band from outside of Canada
Sept 17 - Hot Cottage
Nov 19 - MBBC Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest plus Rooster Davis Group
Dec - Christmas break. No EBS events.

EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!
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Blues Dance Lessons
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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