February 27, 2016 Troy Turner Blues Band German Canadian Cultural Centre 8310 Roper Road (51 Ave) Doors 7pm Music 8pm - Midnight $10 Members $15 Guests Advance tickets make great Valentine's Day gifts! Get yours NOW info@EdmontonBluesSociety.netCongratulations to Graham Guest (solo) and Rooster Davis Group (band) who both did Northern Alberta proud and advanced to the Semi Finals at 32nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN January 26-30. Well done!Blues lovers - 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
February 27, 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! Email us here Arrive early for best seats
Troy Turner Blues Band
Troy Turner - Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Troy Turner is an artist not easily pigeon-holed. He has hung out with many of the earlier generation … including Tabby Thomas, Buddy Guy, Henry Gray and Raful Neal. He has spent an inordinate amount of time with the Neal family and has nearly been considered a member of that first family of the blues. He has played behind Raful Neal, toured with Kenny Neal and was in a high school garage band with Kenny’s younger brothers, Frederick and Darnell. Troy has influences stretching beyond the Baton Rouge blues scene, from the late Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Prince.
Troy has opened for The Neville Brothers, B.B. King, Dr. John, Steppenwolf, Edgar Winter, Etta James, Leon Russell, the Ohio Players, Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, Bobby Bland, White Spirit, Jeff Healey, Derik Trucks, Gatemouth Brown. He has played with Albert Collins, Bo Joque, and C.J. Chenier. Troy Turner has played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival every year from 1988 to 1995 and returned to play the festival in 2011 and 2012.
On the European scene, Troy Turner has toured Amsterdam, Belgium, Paris, Italy, Germany, Russia and Finland, introducing these countries to his style of New Orleans Blues, funk and rock & roll. Troy Turner is the epitome of New Orleans Blues, fun and rock & roll being compared to B.B. King, Buddy Guy Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. He is an amazing performer and artist with a true New Orleans Blues Soul.
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 February 27 - Troy Turner Blues Band March 12 April 16 May 14 June 11
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