Blues News

Attention Northern & Central blues musicians!
4th Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

Call for Submissions to enter is now open!


DEADLINE: 8:00pm SHARP September 3, 2014
Application requests ibc@EdmontonBluesSociety.net
 
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 2014 CMBA Awards recipients!
 

   

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 

 


2014 IBC in Memphis  update

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

Pictures and videos on Edmonton Blues Society Facebook page.
CKUA Radio Blog about 30th IBC


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

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Our Next Upcoming Event :

 



August 14 - September 3,  2014


Edmonton Blues Society
presents



Memphis Bound
Blues Challenge

Call to Enter



Entries accepted
NOW !

          

          
MBBC entries
11622 - 72 Ave NW

Edmonton
map

8:00pm

Don't delay

Enter
TODAY ! 



          
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SOLO/DUO

BAND 


BEST
SELF-PRODUCED
CD



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"

January 2014 - CKUA Radio Blog about 30th IBC

December 10, 2013 Edmonton Journal article about
Jenie Thai and Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

February 14, 2013 Edmonton Journal article about
Great North Blues Band, EBS and IBC in Memphis

Dec 20, 2012 Edmonton Journal article about
EBS, Boogie Patrol, Graham Guest.

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!
 
                 
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eBook for blues fans:
The Language of the Blues by 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
 
  

 

 

Has your EBS membership expired?
Want to become a member? Only $25 per person for 12 months.
Help us "Grow the Blues" in Alberta

Save time at the door when attending one of our events!
Email
membership@EdmontonBluesSociety.net


Have you considered volunteering with us?
The Edmonton Blues Society operates with the enthusiastic support and efforts of blues lovers just like you!

Volunteer at one of our events! Sit on a committee!
How? Speak to any board member, one of our volunteers, or email
volunteer@EdmontonBluesSociety.net

Check EBS Events for more upcoming events!

Purchasing an EBS annual membership shows your support for
live blues music in Edmonton  -  and you save on your ticket prices!

Thank you for supporting the local Edmonton live blues community.
 

          
 

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Enter TODAY ! YOU could be representing Northern Alberta at the 31st International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in January 2015!