Thank you for a great event on April 12 to: * Team EBS Volunteers * Blind Dog Blues Band * Nova Blues Dancers * Lemon Grass Grill food truck and especially HUGE thank-you to the audience! Without all of you, our events could not be possible.
Next Edmonton Blues Society event May 10, 2014 at Old Timer's Cabin featuring
Paula Perro & the Project
Afood truck will be on-site. Food extra.
Times Doors - 7:30pm Music - 8:00pm until Midnight
Cover - $5 Members $10 Guests Arrive early for best parking and best seat selection.
CONGRATULATIONS to 2014 CMBA Awards recipients! Announced February 27, 2014 by Calgary Blues Music Association
CBMA Hall of Fame Induction & Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Tim Williams.
CBMA Award Winners: Steve Pineo / Guitar Player of the Year Brian Czarnecki / Bass Player of the Year Kenny Chalmers / Drummer of the Year Debra Marie Powers / Keyboard Player of the Year Ethan "Shorty" Askey / Harmonica Player of the Year Pat Belliveau / Saxophone Player of the Year Mike Watson / Singer Of the Year
Singing the Blues Vocal Camp Winner: Johnny Juke.
CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Maple Blues Awards nominees! 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
January 18 - Global TV (Edmonton) interview here
Baptized by the Mudby Kat Danser advanced in Memphis to Round 2 for Best Self Produced CD More detailshere
Best Self Produced Blues CD nominees: Ben Sures - Son of Trouble Marshall Lawrence - House Call Blind Dog Blues Band - Burnin' for You Kat Danser - Baptized by the Mud Shiv Shanks - Bumblebee Straightjacket Natalie B - Slipping Away Blues Curry - Wake Me Up
Edmonton Blues Society sends a huge "Thank-you" to ALL Memphis Bound entrants, judges, volunteers, venues and sponsors!
Save these 2014 EBS event dates April 12 May 10 June 21 EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!
Venue - Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street) Doors: 7:00pm Lesson: 7:30pm Music: 8:00pm Arrive early for dance lesson and best seat selection
Blind Dog Blues Band - April 12, 2014
Blues-based grooves with rocking energy; heartfelt vocals with tight harmonies; rip-roaring riffs mixed with simple, solid and satisfying soulfulness. Treat yourself and share some time with Blind Dog Blues Band.
Howard McKay – guitar/vocals/harmonica: started his musical education at Edmonton’s Clarence Ploof’s Guitar Center in the late 1960's. His further studies at the U of A included Orff Schulwerk Levels I, II, III and Master Class and one year of study at Grant MacEwan during the first year the guitar program was offered. Interspersed with and around the formal education were years spent in Edmonton and on the road in a variety of bands. Career wise, Howard spent thirty-six years teaching K-6 music, the last thirty-five in Drayton Valley. He retired in 2013 and is teaching privately and playing in the Blind Dog Blues Band.
Michael Sabourin – drums/vocals: comes from a family of artists and musicians. He started playing in high school and still considers the Beatles one of his biggest influences. He studied at Grant MacEwan and had orchestral aspirations in his youth. In addition to playing in folk, rock and jazz bands, Michael has enjoyed playing for many musical theatre productions. He also has the expertise to have recently recorded and produced another artist’s CD. While his day job has him travel extensively, he loves to play at home with the Blind Dog Blues Band.
Bruce Goebel – bass/vocals: started at age 12 on 4-string banjo and then electric rhythm guitar in an instrumental dance band. He played fill-in bass in several country rock bands and spent many years playing R & B and Classic Rock in various bands in the Edmonton area. Bruce started playing with Howard McKay in 1971 and Mike Sabourin joined shortly thereafter.
Bruce has built and renovated recording studios in the Edmonton area.
First recorded some originals with a pop band in the 1970’s at Tommy Bank’s studio, then later with Savanna at Machine Shop. In 1981, he recorded two originals on vinyl with Dean Charles. He moved on to Beta Studios with Gary Koliger, Homestead Recorders with Barry Allen, Goede Creative with Colin Lay and the George Blondheim Studio with Colin Lay. He played a couple of years with local blues artist Dwayne Cannon. Afterwards he joined the Blind Dog Blues Band recording their new CD of originals at DanLyn studios with Jerry Woolsey.
Bruce took up luthier work and plays a five-string bass that he built along with a custom tele for Howard, which can be heard on their “Burnin’ for You” CD.
Hugh Read – guitar/vocals - played in a number of Edmonton area bands including the Younger Generation (1968-69), Crazy Jane, Rye County, Backslyder, Matrix, Cactus, Celebration, Heartwood, and Cruiseline. He also performed as a single for a while in the 1970’s and worked on a few projects with Victoria singer songwriter Craig Elder, including a 1987 CKRA radio show spotlighting Craig’s tunes and a 2006 CD entitled “Dog Songs.” Between gigs, Hugh had a 35-year career as a teacher, initially with Edmonton Public Schools (1978-85) and later at NAIT (1985-2011) as a technical writing and business communications instructor. He is currently the managing editor of Westbridge Communication Inc., where he is involved in educational publishing, freelance editing, and corporate training.
Blues-based grooves with rocking energy...from 8:30pm till midnight at Old Timers Cabin. Come out and join the EDMONTON BLUES SOCIETY and BLIND DOG BLUES BAND for aN evening of dancing, fun and keeping live blues music alive in Edmonton!
FREE BLUES DANCE LESSON AT 7:30PM
Lemon Grass Grill food truck will be on-site. Food costs extra.
Blues Dance Lessons are Back Again!
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. Come get a taste of this style as Matt Long and Jen Rush of Nova Blues dance community open the EBS April event with a rousing introductory lesson to Blues dancing. No previous dance experience necessary! Come out and be part of Edmonton's LARGEST blues dancing lesson.
April 12, 2014 - Blind Dog Blues Band
May 10, 2014 - Paula Perro and the Project EBS "In the News"