Edmonton Blues Society's
June 11, 2016
with Mississippi Heat,
the hottest band in Chicago
playing traditional blues with a unique sound
German Canadian Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road (51 Ave)
Music 8pm - Midnight
$25 advice; $35 at the door
Acoustic Music, Blackbyrd Moosik,
Myhre's Music, EBS Mail or
Get your tickets NOW before they sell out. info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net
Edmonton Blues Society is 10 years old this year. In celebration, we are proudly presenting from Chicago Illinois, MISSISSIPPI HEAT
Mississippi Heat has a long history of sell-out shows and has played or headlined major blues festivals around the world: USA, Canada, Europe, South America, etc. Their traditional blues with a unique sound covers several different flavours of blues. Mississippi Heat has been performing, touring and recording for 25 years.
The renowned Charlie Musselwhite has this to say about the HOTTEST band in Chicago, "ALWAYS inspiring, heart-felt blues...tasty and brilliant harmonica playing throughout. A PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE!!!"
Get your tickets before they sell out at: Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music, Blackbyrd Moosik,
$25 advance, $35 at the door.
or 780-717-7604. info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net
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May 29, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Inductees: Peter North, Rusty Reed & the Southside Shuffle and Russell Jackson. Nicely done, EBHoF.
2016 EBS Events
Sept 17 - Hot Cottage
Nov 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 and cost $10 EBS Members,
$15 Guests unless otherwise stated. Advance tickets available.
Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
Aug 17 - Call to Enter opens
Sept 7 - entry DEADLINE 8:00pm
Sept - last 2 weeks are Qualifying and Semi Final rounds at various locations
Oct 2 - Final Rounds
Best Self-Produced CD
Entry deadline 8:00pm Sept 7. Blues CDs recorded on independent labels and released between Nov 1, 2015 and Sept 7, 2016 by northern Alberta musicians qualify.
For information or questions email info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net
Blues lovers - Thank-you for supporting local live blues events.
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
Congratulations to 2014 CMBA Awards recipients!
2014 Global TV (Edmonton) Interviews
Pierre Lacocque - harmonica, songwriter
Pierre left music behind going on to become a psychologist. In his late 30's, he identified a void in his life. After doing some soul-searching, it became clear that he missed playing the blues. The awareness struck him like a beautiful horn, coming from an amp, distinct and unique, and yet a sound he had heard before, hidden all these years and definitely not lost.
This is when Pierre’s passion revived, his fire and “joie de vivre” rekindled, his ability to take what was lost inside of him for many years and turn it into the raw, powerful heat that it is today.
Inetta Visor - lead vocals
When Inetta joined Mississippi Heat in 2001, they already had recorded several albums and received a Handyman award for Best Blues CD of the Year by Real Blues Magazine.
Since she joined the band, they have recorded four albums (most recent April 2016) and a DVD, all of which have received awards. Inetta won the Best Blues Singer competition at the House Of Blues (Chicago) on July 10, 2003. She can sing!
Michael Dotson - guitar and vocals, singer songwriter
Brian Quinn - bass
He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship, where he studied with world-class musicians such as Kenwood Dennard, Livingston Taylor, and Matthew Garrison. Brian had the experience of performing with guest artists such as Victor Wooten and George Porter Jr. (of the Meters). Brian finished college early, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
The last 10 years, he has been working as a professional bass player and freelance music instructor in Chicago; playing, touring, and recording with a variety of artists and projects. Brian has played and recorded with Mississippi Heat since 2011.
Terrence Williams - drums
Some of the artists Terrence has worked with include the Chi-Lites, Mrs. Albertina Walker, Mr. Jesse Dixon, Rev. Clay Evans, and Marshall Thompson. He has worked with Mississippi Heat for the past several years.
As Pierre recently wrote to a promoter: “Terrence is an awesome drummer. He often travels overseas and to Canada with us. He is a drummer who listens to the ensemble, and never overstates his contribution. A true and natural team player on and off the band stand. A joy to have around. ”
Definitely lots of world-class talent!
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