Blues News

Next EBS event  
MAY 23 - featuring Sabrina Weeks from Kamloops. 
Dress casual or dress in your finest. Come out and dance! Band members: Sabrina Weeks (vocals), Mike Hilliard (guitar, vocals), Trevor Bigam (drums) and Don Marcotte (bass)
EBS is a cash-only venue. No ATM on-site.
Arrive early for best seats!

Canicus Food Truck on-site. 

Check out Sabrina here on youtube 

You can learn, hear and see more on their own website:

Old Timers Cabin, 9430 Scona Road (99 Street), Edmonton, AB

Maple Blues Award recipient, Sabrina Weeks from Kamloops, BC.

$10 members; $15 guests Age limit: All ages


SPECIAL SHOUT OUT for support for one of Edmonton's most popular Blues Singers, Lynne Chwyl, who is going through a tough spell. There is a fundraiser "A Grin for Lynne!" where you can take in a bevy of live music performances as well as contribute to helping keep Lynne singin' a happier kind of blues. (don't forget to bid on the EBS silent auction item!~wink~) (Special note: the EBS May 23rd dance TIP JAR will be donated to Lynne's fundraiser)
If you are a facebook user, you can get details

The Edmonton Music Awards nominees have been posted on their website:

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

2014 City of Edmonton Mayor's Awards for the Arts
Recipients 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.
CKUA Radio Blog about 30th IBC

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



Our Next Upcoming Event :

MAY 23,  2015

Edmonton Blues Society


Arrive EARLY for best seats!  


Old Timer's Cabin
9430 Scona Road

Doors 7:30 pm

$10 members
$15 guests


Reduced cover charge for
under 18 yrs

May 23, 2015

Sabrina Weeks

Sabrina Weeks

Mike Hilliard
guitar, vocals

Trevor Bigam

Don Marcotte

Preview some of Sabrina's music and performance
on her youtube page


Sabrina Weeks

From Kamloops, 2011 Maple Blues Award winner Best New Artist comes to Edmonton.

Band members:
Sabrina Weeks - vocals
Mike Hilliard - guitar, vocals

Sabrina Weeks is a high energy bouncing boogie blues band hailing from Kamloops, British Columbia.  Sabrina’s voice is a ménage à trois between Etta James, Fae West and Doris Day writhing beneath black satin sheets.  Add Mike Hilliard who is by far one of the most underrated yet insanely talented guitar players in Canada and you have something exciting and fresh.  When attending a Sabrina Weeks performance, you laugh out loud, dance uncontrollably, sing along, loud and proud, and get lost in a series of unforgettable moments. 
Extensive touring and hard work has resulted in several accolades including:

  • Runner up for a 2014 Blewzy Award
  • Winner for 2011 Maple Blues Award - Best New Artist
  • Nominated for BCIMA Blues Album of the Year Award
  • Voted Pick to Click by Sirius/XM Radio
  • Charted in the Top Ten on the global blues RMR charts and ranked top 100 on the annual Roots Music Report.
  • Voted Top Ten by the Blues Underground Network.
  • Voted The Years Best CD by CFBX.
  • Voted Top 100 by Real Blues.

Sabrina Weeks (vocals) has been playing music professionally for over 20 years. An Award winning vocalist know throughout Canada for her deeply expressive, powerful voice, Sabrina brings as extraordinary vocal and emotional range to her music. A composer since age 10, her original songs are known for their thoughtful yet quirky lyrics, catchy vocal lines and strong grooves. She has shared the stage or opened for: Colin James, Tom Lavin & Powder Blues, Steppenwolf, Jack de Keyzer, Downchild Blues Band. Sabrina is often featured in prestigious concerts such as Toronto Blues Society's Women in the Blues Revue and the Etta James Tribute.

Mike Hilliard (guitar, vocals) originally from Toronto, "Hotlicks" has been playing professionally for over 30 years. After working in Vancouver and the B.C. interior for several years, Mike "Hotlicks" Hilliard signed a contract with Intercan and RCA records which took him back to Toronto where he spent 8 years recording and touring in Canada, the USA and Asia. Hotlicks has appeared on stage with some of the biggest names in Canadian music: Guess Who, Stonebolt, Colin James, Steppenwolf, Powder Blues and continues to tour throughout Canada.

“Sabrina Weeks and gang are a sizzling, scintillating, swinging, soulful band who deliver a first-class show wherever they appear- original and fresh with a new twist to the blues and a dance beat that just won't quit. Their show is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and this gal can REALLY sing! Sabrina is a Canadian treasure in the making.”
Jack Lavin, Powder Blues  

A taste of Sabrina Weeks here

Save these 2015 EBS event dates                
May 23 - from Kamloops, Sabrina Weeks 
June 13 - Overdue Blues Band
Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated
Arrive early for best seats.
Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages venue.
Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old.

EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!

Venue - Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street)

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!

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



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