HUGE 'thank-you' to Boogie Patrol and Jenie Thai, the team of EBS volunteers and all the blues fans at Nov 15 fundraiser. What a night of passionate blues music and dancing!
Next EBS event is January 17,15.
EBS Board of Directors wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank-you for your continued support of live music and especially local musicians. See you January 17, 2015. ATTENTION BLUES ARTISTS!! Music awards now accepting submissions CBC Music Awards Contemporary Blues Composition Award(Cobalt Prize, a first-ever award) at Blues City Cafe January 23, 2014
at Silky O'Sullivans on January 22, 2014
Congratulations to those advancing to the 31st International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN * Two Blue (Robert 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' 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 Nov 15 April 12 February 22 January 18
help EBS reach their goal of raising $1000/musician for the IBC in Memphis
Save these 2014 EBS event dates
November 15 - double bill featuring 2013 MBBC representatives Boogie Patrol and Jenie Thai
Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm Arrive early for best seats. Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages venue. Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old.
Boogie Patrol This band has been pumping out their unique blend of Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B across Western Canada since 2007, captivating crowds wherever they go. "I'm HUNGRY" were the two little words that started it all one auspicious afternoon at the seminal Blues on Whyte in Edmonton, Alberta.
Hungry to play music, hungry to play the BLUES, Boogie Patrol's harmonica hound "Rott'n" Dan and accomplished guitarist Yuji Ihara quickly joined creative forces and began collaborating. They soon enlisted the help of experienced bassist Nigel Gale to hold down the low end.
With the addition of JJ's orchestration of Blues, Jazz and Funk into Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and African drumming styles, Boogie Patrol's distinctive style slowly evolved and now entices even the most hesitant dancer onto the floor. These four virtuosos of their craft unite to create a sound, an emotion, a chemistry that is incomparable, and with their mind-bending solos and tight grooves, Boogie Patrol prides itself on the ability to connect with audiences from all walks of life. www.BoogiePatrol.com
Jenie Thai ...with her electric energy and old soul songwriting, is building a musical presence throughout the country. Solo, trio or with band, Jenie's musicianship and songwriting shine through.
Jenie studied music at Augustana University (classical) and Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
This young musician has started accumulating awards and international recognition already. Her 2011 EP “Lady Flower” received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and her latest recording, "Only the Moon" has been played across Canada and in Florida and New York and Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) including “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Both solo and with her trio, Jenie has shared her songs across the entire country on festival stages, concert halls, blues venues, lounges, and living rooms.
In January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta in the Blues Foundation’s 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis and advanced at the international level to Semi Finals.
Vocally, she has been compared to an early Maria Muldaur and soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ryan Adams. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist: Jenie Thai combines classical technique, jazz harmonics, and a life-long appreciation for blues and folk to produce a unique charm as a singer-songwriter on the Canadian music scene. www.JenieThai.ca 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 and Jenie Thai
2015 Dates January 17 February 14 March 14 April 11 May 23 June 13 EBS "In the News"
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