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ATTENTION BLUES ARTISTS!!
Music awards now accepting submissions
Contemporary Blues Composition Award (Cobalt Prize, a first-ever award)
Next EBS event is January 17, 2015
featuring Rita McDade & Fusion Blues Band
New Year's Eve Gala with Paula Perro
Cocktails 6pm 4-course dinner - 7pm
Live music - 9pm by Paula Perro & the Project
Tickets: $75 each 780-919-2810 or 780-468-4322
This is not an Edmonton Blues Society event.
EBS Board of Directors wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank-you for your continued support of live music and especially local musicians. See you January 17, 2015.
at Blues City Cafe January 23, 2014
at Silky O'Sullivans on January 22, 2014
Congratulations to those advancing to the 31st International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN
* Two Blue (Robert Walsh & Karimah), Solo/Duo category
* Dylan Farrell Band, Band category
* Street Corner History by Dan Sinasac, Best Self Produced CD
Congratulations to all the Finalists and Youth Showcase acts for a great day of blues music!
Thank you to:
- all the volunteers, adjudicators, EmCee, sound tech
- the audience
for supporting this event and helping to 'grow the blues'
A taste of what's to come at the Finals
Video about EBS and Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
Semi Finals: a taste of what to hear!
4th Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
Thank-you to all musicians who entered.
We have 4 Bands and 10 Solo/Duos participating this year.
Check our Blues Challenge page for list of entrants and playing order..
Best Self Produced CD category entries, alpha order:
Blue Moon Marquee - Lonesome Ghosts
Dan Sinasac - Street Corner History
Dr Blu - Dirty Lens
Rita McDade - Train Home
Van Funk - 13
EBS uses same criteria, scoring system and guidelines as the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Info here
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
CONGRATULATIONS to 2014 CMBA Awards recipients!
CONGRATULATIONS to Maple Blues Awards recipients!
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
2014 Global TV (Edmonton) Interviews
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!
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