Auction now closed.
CONGRATULATIONS to Michael T. from Edmonton!
He won the auction item and attended the fabulous Rip Lee Pryor's show.
Thank-you to Shakers Roadhouse.
Graham Guest (solo) and Rooster Davis Group (band)
at German Canadian Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road, Edmonton
Advance tickets available at
Blackbyrd Myoosik, Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music,
info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net or 780-717-7604
2016 Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
Congratulations on advancing to
33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN late Jan 2017
representing Northern Alberta and the Edmonton Blues Society:
Soloist - Jenie Thai
Band - Boogie Patrol
Best Self-Produced CD advancing to the international level:
Sugar Cube by Front Porch Roots Revue
The audience were the real winners treated to GREAT performances by ALL the finalists -
Glenn Gray, Van Funk, Bleached Rag, Kevin John Cook, Blues Puppy Trio
These Best Self Produced CD entries were played during the finals
"Alive" by Boogie Patrol
"Sugar Cube" by Front Porch Roots Revue
"Five Bucks a Nail" by Glenn Gray
THANK YOU to the volunteers, all the adjudicators, the Emcees, the sound techs, the entrants, our supporters (CKUA, CJSR, CRUZ-FM, Edmonton Journal, DFA Tech, Waterloo Ford, Long & McQuade, Newcastle Pub Shakers Roadhouse, Smokehouse BBQ) and the audience!
Together, we made this series possible.
November 19 - Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest (solo) and Rooster Davis Group (band) at German Club. Advance tickets at Blackbyrd Myoosik, Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music, info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net
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2016 EBS Regular Event Dates
November 19 - Memphis Bound Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest plus Rooster Davis Group
Dec - no event
(details subject to change)
All events at
German Club 8310 Roper Road with doors opening at 7:00pm
Cost $10 EBS Members, $15 Guests unless otherwise stated.
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Fundraiser - Pay it Forward for Memphis Bound
Edmonton Blues Society's last event of 2016 will be a GREAT one featuring our 2015/16 Northern Alberta Champions, Graham Guest (solo) and Rooster Davis Group!
Tickling the ebony and ivories is world-class pianist/singer/songwriter, Graham Guest.
Blowing their unique New Orlean's style blues is Rooster Davis Group: David Aide on keys, Peter Hendrickson on drums, Ann Vriend on vocals and Audrey Ochoa on trombone.
Both acts accomplished the amazing feat of being Semi-Finalists at the renowned 32nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in January 2016. Help the Edmonton Blues Society with their last event to raise $6000 to help this years champions, Boogie Patrol and Jenie Thai, get to Memphis!
$20 for everyone
Tickets at Blackbyrd Myoosik, Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music and info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net
Doors at 7pm
Music 8pm - Midnight
Graham Guest Bio
Maple Blues Award nominee, and long-time Edmontonian Graham Guest is a young veteran of numerous music projects both local and international. In January 2013, he was one of a select group of 8 artists from around the world who advanced to the final rounds in the prestigious International Blues Competition held in Memphis, Tennessee.
A pianist, singer, songwriter, producer and radio host; he started out playing as a sideman with some of the top blues musicians in the world including the king of the blues saxophone, Eddie Shaw. An eight year stint with Juno/Maple Blues Award winner Sue Foley is one of the numerous highlights of Graham’s sideman career and he is featured on Sue’s live DVD recorded for the long running German music program “Rockpalast” and well as three of her albums.
In effect, Graham has also had a parallel career as a band leader, vocalist and recording artist in his own right. Of note are his collaborative projects with some of Canada’s top blues/roots musicians. “The Legendary Miles Johnson” project is a highly acclaimed original music project that Graham performs with Torontonian Raoul Bhaneja which blends blues and other roots music styles into a unique show without strict boundaries.
On his own, Graham released his long awaited first full length CD entitled “Relief”. Featuring a collection of his own songs, the Ian Martin produced recording features some of Edmonton’s best studio musicians. Having reached Number Five on the CKUA charts, the album is a hybrid of urban styles veering in and out of blues, and always rooted in the form.
The list of artists Graham has performed and recorded with is impressive and lengthy. He is preparing for a performance at Madrid Jazz Festival (Spain) with Sue Foley later in November 2016. Whether at a festival, a club or in the recording studio, he is a 'first call' musician for headliners touring Western Canada including Janiva Magness, Sue Foley, Lurrie Bell, Rip Lee Pryor and many others. Earlier in 2016, Graham recorded with bluesman David Veld on Delmark Records in Chicago, Illinois.
Known for his diversity, ability and sensitivity; Graham has been widely regarded as a powerhouse on the Canadian blues and roots music scene by blending piano prowess with soulful vocals and insightful song-writing.
Whether on stage at a blues club, festival or theatre, Graham has always loved bringing his all to the table. Sometimes throwing down boogie-woogie piano is the feeling for the day, and sometimes making a very personal connection with the audience by singing one of his own songs is the way to go. The bottom line has always been, and continues to be, trying to find the music in the moment.
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!
September 17, 2016 - be part of Edmonton's largest Blues Dance class with local blues legends Hot Cottage held at German Club 8310 Roper Road, Edmonton.
Hosted by Edmonton Blues Society and Nova Blues Dancers.
November 19, 2016
Edmonton Blues Society presents
Graham Guest plus Rooster Davis Group
Doors 7:00pm |
8310 Roper Road NW
keys and vocals
Rooster Davis Group
keys and vocals
Helping to raise funds to
defray this year's champs travel costs to Memphis
arrive early for best seats!
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