January 23, 2016 Welcome to 2016 and EBS' new venue! Hot Cottage German Canadian Cultural Centre 8310 Roper Road (51 Ave) Doors 7pm Music 8pm - Midnight $10 Members $15 Guests Advance tickets make great gifts! Get yours NOW info@EdmontonBluesSociety.net Thank-you to Dylan Farrell Band, Two Blue, EBS Volunteer Team, sound man Keith and especially the blues lovers who attended November 14 event. It was a night of great music and dancing.
Thank-you to Old Timer's Cabin for being our venue since September 2012 and the numerous fond memories made along the way! 2016 Maple Blues Awards - voting open. List of the numerous fine Canadian nominees, including Edmonton's own Jenie Thai, and voting process found here Take a few minutes to vote before Dec 4, 2015. Thank-you for supporting local live blues events.
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at Silky O'Sullivans on January 22, 2014
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Welcome to 2016 and our new 'home'! featuring Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame inductees Hot Cottage
January 23, 2016 German Canadian Cultural Centre 8310 Roper Road (51 Ave) Hot food available. All ages. Doors 7:00pm Music 8:00pm - Midnight $10 Members $15 Guests Advance tickets available now! Email us here Arrive early for best seats
Hot Cottage, based out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada has been in existence since 1970. It is an extremely versatile group that is at home playing everything from delta style to big band blues; from swing to slow blues and from blues samba to barn-burning boogie. The group plays both re-arranged and self-written pieces, with something for everyone. It is no wonder Hot Cottage appeals to a wide age group.
Hot Cottage began its roots as a three piece group, influenced by such blues greats as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Memphis Slim to name only a few. They also began integrating the punchy sounds of the British blues explosion during the sixties. The Cream, John Mayall, Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and a host of others all had an influence on them. The group is noted for their original compositions as well as their ability to present totally reworked versions of pieces written by other artists.
In 1972, Willie Dixon and the Chicago Allstars toured through western Canada, with Big Walter (Shakey) Horton on harmonica. Thanks to Holger Peterson, who would go on to form Stony Plain Records and become a legend in his own right, Hot Cottage teamed up with Walter Horton to record a 45 rpm record “Joe Chicago”. Later that year, Holger brought Walter back to town to lay down tracks for a full LP, which was first released by London Records as: “Walter Shakey Horton with Hot Cottage”. Shakey Horton has since passed away, but has been written up in blues anthologies for his important influence and innovation in blues history. This album has been released in Canada, the U.S., Britain and Europe and continues to be re-released. The most recent re-release was through Stony Plain Records in Canada and it continues to sell steadily.
Today, the Hot Cottage lineup consists of the three original members. Steve Boddington on guitar and vocals, Brian Koehli on bass and Linsey Umrysh on drums. The addition of more recent members Mike Yuzwenko (1994) on Hammond organ and piano and Atomic Joe Piccolo on horns and vocals have made the group versatile, tight and powerful. In 2000, they released their album, “Better Late Than Never”. The group has recorded all sorts of original material as well as some cover tunes, showing off the various styles they play. Besides the more traditional blues sounds, they may incorporate jazz fusion, samba and jungle rhythms.
Doors at 7:00pm. Music at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated Arrive early for best seats. This is an ALL ages CASH only venue with hot food available. Advance tickets available. Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old.
Dates and details subject to change. ** New venue STARTING January 2016 German Canadian Cultural Centre 8310 Roper Road
2016 dates at German Club January 23 - Hot Cottage advance tickets available now February 27 March 12 April 16 May 14 June 11
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