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Next EBS Event

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 


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.

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 :

January 23,  2016

Edmonton Blues Society presents

Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame inductee

Hot Cottage 

arrive early for best seats!


Doors 7:00pm
Music 8:00pm

$10 Members
$15 Guests

Advance tickets available now.

German Cdn Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road



Hot Cottage

Steve Boddington
guitar and vocals

Brian Koehli

Lindsay Umrysh

Mike Yuzwenko
Hammond Organ & piano

Joe Piccolo

saxophone and vocals

Questions about EBS events

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 

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. 

For more details email 
New location
German Canadian Cultural Centre 

8310 Roper Road (51 Ave)
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 

EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!

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
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