EBS uses same criteria, scoring system and guidelines as the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Info here Kudos to Cam Hayden and the festival's Volunteer Team for another great Edmonton International Blues Festival! THANK-YOU for keeping the blues alive.
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
2014 City of Edmonton Mayor's Awards for the Arts Recipients here
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
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 August 14, 2014: Entries accepted for 4th Annual Memphis Bound Blues Challenge September 3, 2014 8:00pm SHARP! DEADLINE to enter this year's blues challenge
Competition Dates September 14 - Qualifying Rounds Solo/Duo at Big Al's House of Blues September 21 - Qualifying Rounds Bands at Blues on Whyte September 28 - Semi Finals, both categories at Blues on Whyte October 19 - Final Rounds, both categories at Old Timer's Cabin
Note: These will have early afternoon start times. Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages venue. 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 16, 2014
2015 Dates January 17 February 14 March 14 April 11 May 23 June 13 EBS "In the News"
Edmonton Blues Society's Media Releases: read here 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!
eBook for blues fans: The Language of the Bluesby Debra Devi
What is "Zuvembie"? No idea? Want to learn? Find out meanings, background and songs in this fabulous book! Available through Devi Rock or Amazon Books
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