Upcoming Live Music Shows


Check out who's playing at the famous Blues on Whyte in Edmonton, Alberta. We've got plenty of heavy hitters in the blues arena, as well as up-and-comers to the scene. Boogie the night away with live blues 7 nights a week.

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Paula Perro

Paula Perro

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Paula Perro is playing Blues on Whyte May 25 to 28.

Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious.

Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today.

Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame: 3rd Annual Inductee Celebration

Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame: 3rd Annual Inductee Celebration

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Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Foundation

presents awards at 3rd annual inductee celebration (Edmonton) The Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Foundation is pleased to announce our 2016 Inductee Celebration and Ceremony Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Blues on Whyte, 10329 Whyte Avenue.

Featuring a performance by Rusty Reed Band All-Stars, doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Tix on the Square and the Blues on Whyte / Commercial Hotel reception desk. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door for $25.00.

Our 2016 Inductees in the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame are:

Builder: To recognize individuals who have contributed to the Edmonton Blues Community through their
work. Peter North

Performer: To recognize individuals or bands that have made a significant musical contribution to the Edmonton Blues Community over a period of not less than 20 years. Rusty Reed and the Southside Shuffle

Legend: To recognize musicians from outside Edmonton who have made significant contributions to the Edmonton Blues Community. Russell Jackson

Founded in 2013, the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Foundation recognizes and celebrates institutions, organizations and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the Edmonton Blues community.

The Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Foundation’s goal is to ensure a legacy of Edmonton’s blues music and history will be available to educate current and future generations.

“Edmonton has a long history of exceptional blues activity -- from musicians and festival organizers to promoters and record producers. We believe strongly that it is time this legacy was recognized”.

This event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, including the Blues on Whyte, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Stony Plain Records, and the Edmonton Blues Festival. For more information on the event and the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Foundation, please visit www.EdmontonBluesHallofFame.com

Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson

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Russell Jackson is back May 30 & 31.
http://russellbjackson.com/

Born in Memphis and starting his career in 1974, Russell Jackson moved to Chicago in 1976 and gained his blues "stripes" working with Otis Clay, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Charlie Musselwhite and Willie Nelson plus more. He also recorded and toured with such greats as Luther Tucker, Matt Murphy, Kenny Neal and Katie Webster.

From 1979-1986 Russell toured exclusively with B.B. King recording five live albums. During this period he was the first to put slap bass onto a live blues recording (Live At Ole Miss/1979).

In 1990 he relocated to Vancouver, BC (Canada), joining the Powder Blues Band and recording with Long John Baldry (It Still Ain't Easy) and Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne on his Juno award winning CD and continues to record and perform with Kenny Wayne to date.

The birth of the Russell Jackson Band came in 1992 where he released three CD's of his own material. From 1994-97 he was a regular opening act for the Kansas City Blues Society at the infamous Grand Emporium for acts such as Son Seals, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, The Holmes Brothers, etc. 2003 to present Russell is the Musical Director for The New Generations of the Blues European tours formerly named The Chicago Blues Festival.

Recently relocating back to Austin, Texas after living in Canada for 22 years, Russell is regaining his reputation on the stand-up bass. Russell had replaced Jerry Jemmott in OLB (Orginal Legends of The Blues), and has now joined forces with the newly created B.B. King Blues Band that will be debuting at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz Festival with many special guests.

Skin Tight

Skin Tight

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Skin Tight is playing Blues on Whyte June 1 to 5.

Krystle Dos Santos - Celebrating Pride - Outdoor Stage

Krystle Dos Santos - Celebrating Pride - Outdoor Stage

Krystle Dos Santos - Celebrating Pride - Outdoor Stage

Celebrating Pride - Outdoor Stage
and Beer Gardens June 3rd and 4th.

$15 advance - $20 at the door. See links below

Krystle Dos Santos has taken her experience from the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and transformed it into the beginnings of a career already full of achievements. Unveiling her talents to the public with her 2008 full length self-titled debut, Dos Santos was instantly recognized as a force by the Western Canadian Music Awards, winning the Urban Recording of the Year. That same album charted for six weeks on CJSR FM88’s Urban chart and was top ten on 92.5 The X in Kamloops, BC. One of the single’s from the album even appeared in an Episode of ABC’s Samantha Who?

But to simply classify Dos Santos as a recording artist would be neglecting one of the most intriguing aspects of her talents. Whether facing the crowd on her own or with her full ensemble of band-mates as she is more accustomed, Dos Santos uses a sultry tone and eccentric array of melodies to create an intimately magnetic connection with her audience. She is able to further engage her audience by shifting seamlessly through genres, embodying her musical influences-Nina Simone, Etta James, Alicia Keys-culminating into a powerful live experience that fuses jazz, soul, pop, funk and blues into an arena of styles and sounds that takes listeners from mid-20th century Harlem, right up to present day L.A.

Dos Santos’ interpretation of her influences has made it difficult to categorize her style. Compared presently to Jill Scott or Corrine-Bailey Rae or even Erykah Badu, Krystle is able to personalize her sound and message, adding her own character to her music to create a uniquely refreshing sound. Her vibrant personality has been utilized outside of music in various add campaigns and modeling opportunities. It also helps that Krystle is as stunning as she is talented; one of those rare beauties that command attention with little more than a moments glance. But make no mistake, Krystle Dos Santos is a musician first and foremost.

With a smoky voice that can fluctuate to fit any style and a live show that demands the audience stand-up and take notice, Dos Santos is ready for the masses to feel her music. She is currently working on her third studio release, and will no doubt continue to strive until her name and her music is known to the world.

Steely Mac & the Fleetwood Dans

Steely Mac & the Fleetwood Dans

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Steely Mac & the Fleetwood Dans shows start at 9pm

Formed in 2015 as a nod to two of the most diverse bands of the classic rock era, Steely Mac & the Fleetwood Dans covers the most popular songs by (take a guess!) Steely Dan, and Fleetwood Mac, along with many other classic and modern favourites.

Steely Mac & the Fleetwood Dans serves up an energetic show for music lovers of all ages. A super-group composed of some of Edmonton’s top musicians, the band showcases a performance that might fool you into thinking you’re listening to the original vinyls. 

Crowd-pleasing, engaging, a modern-day Midnight Special: Steely Mac & the Fleetwood Dans delivers the hits the way they were meant to be heard.

Taylor Scott

Taylor Scott

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Taylor Scott June 8 to 12 shows. 

Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. He has consistently toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and blues legend Otis Taylor.  In 2015, he played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes on Otis Taylor's critically acclaimed release, "Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat."  Scott's current group, based in Denver, is an original soul/jam & funk band released their second album, "A Closer Look, the Second Glance" in October, 2015. 

Great North Blues Band

Great North Blues Band

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Great North Blues Band June 13 & 14 Shows start at 9pm

The Great North Blues Band is an Edmonton based group of talented musicians that showcase original music and traditional blues wherever called to action. For the past four years, they have been playing in venues throughout Alberta. Opening for notable performers such as Grady Champion, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Russel Jackson and Bill Bourne. On July 13th, 2012 The Great North Blues Band released their debut self titled album that received playtime on CKUA and charted 3rd on CJSR. This Album won the title "Blues Recording of the Year" at the Edmonton Music Awards 2013. Growing tired of the ‘blues trio’, The Great North Blues Band offers something different to blues fans; harmonica, keyboards, which gives a ‘big band’ feel and an energy level that keeps the crowds intrigued, and the dance floor moving.

Sean Stephens - Bass/Vocals
Kris Bridge - Drums
Jenie Thai - Keys/vocals
Sam Toms - Sexophone
Chuck Rainville - Guitar
Dan Shinnan - Vocals/Harp
Ethan Markwart - Drums or Trombone

http://greatnorthbluesband.com/

Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl

Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl

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Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl are here June 15 - 19 dont miss this great show.

Joel DaSilva has blues and rock n roll running through his veins. Born and raised in his sweet home, Chicago, DaSilva hails from a musical family. His mother and father traveled throughout Brazil and Ukraine, his mother a singer and father accompanying her on guitar. His father passed away when he was 3, but Joel continues to channel that soulful energy in his live performances to this day.As soon as he was old enough to work, Joel took a job as a bar back in a blues and rock joint where his older brother tended bar. The goal was to get closer to the music, immersing in the scene. Eventually, he was setting up equipment for touring bands and getting to know them in exchange for lessons from the masters and lessons in Music Business 101. 

By the age of 18, DaSilva joined his first band as lead guitarist for Junior Drinkwater & the Thirstquenchers. He went on to play guitar and sing in jump blues in the Regulators, psychobilly, and surf-oriented band The Underbellies, and the frontman for rockin' blues act, the Hep Cat Boo Daddies before breaking out on his own as a solo artist. 

Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl formed and with a resume that includes acting in indie movies as well as performances with heavy hitters like B.B. King, A.C.Reed, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat , The Alabama Shakes, and opening for acts as varied as: J.J. Grey, Nick Curran, the Smithereens, Foghat, Los Lobos, The White Stripes , Leon Russell , Magic Slim and the Teardrops, The Black Crowes, Nighthawks, and Jimmie Vaughan, etc,etc. DaSilva has already made a mark in the industry; and is poised to become a power player......He is the real deal.


Hands Down. 
 

Blue Mules

Blue Mules

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Blues Mules June 22 to 26 shows starts at 9pm.

The Blue Mules are three guys who love to play music! If a genre had to be chosen it would be the “The Blues”, however, the band is so much more with foot stomping energy, a groove and searing guitar tone that cannot be denied. 

The band recorded their debut CD, “The Blues Ain’t that Bad”, at Fame Machine Studio. Earl Pereira, of the Steadies and former Wide Mouth Mason member, produced, mastered, mixed and tweaked growls, thumps and sweet tones for the Blue Mules. The album was released late summer of 2013 on Dynasty Records, with distribution through HMV and FYE stores across North America and digital distribution through CD Baby. 

Bob Cook & the Barefoot Kings

Bob Cook & the Barefoot Kings

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Bob Cook & the Barefoot Kings one night only June 26. 9pm

The Barefoot Kings are an up-vibe fun band creating soul shake-able tunes drawing upon infectious grooves from the roots-rock-and-roll of your backyard to the reggae-ska-soca-soukous-and-roll from around the world.  

Celebrating life with their own form of “music therapy” every chance they get, the band’s songs and the high-powered energy of their live show are meticulously designed to pick you up out of the gutters of life’s great bowling lane and ceremoniously transport you to the paradisiacal climes of your true inner fiesta child, baby.  

Hector Anchondo

Hector Anchondo

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Hector Anchondo takes the Blues on Whyte stage at 9pm.

Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues— he lives and breathes the blues. At 16-years-old, the budding musician picked up his first guitar and never looked back. He began an instant love affair with the instrument, especially Fenders. 

Born in Omaha, but raised seven miles outside of Salem, Missouri, Anchondo was able to take advantage of the tranquil farm life and learn guitar at a steady pace. He was drawn to those artists who played Fender Stratocasters like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, but also respected the country greats such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. As he got older, his propensity for music only intensified. After playing countless shows at family gatherings and hole-in-the-wall dive bars, Anchondo made the move back to Omaha, Nebraska in 2000. 

His first official recording, Rookies of the Year, was with his first band, Anchondo, and featured more energetic, Latin-influenced grooves. Recorded by the infamous A.J. Mogis of Presto! Studios (and later Saddle Creek Records), the album funded any touring for the next few years. With a home base in Omaha, it made traveling much easier. 
 

The Steadies

The Steadies

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The Steadies July 4 Show starts at 9pm.

The Steadies are a high energy power trio from Saskatoon SK Canada, who mix pop-rock and dub-funk with rock steady and reggae influences, creating their own genre, "island rock". Their newest full-length album Love Revolution is an ode to the band's roots and offers an electrifying collection of radio-worthy originals and festival style party anthems. Previous releases have earned the band a Top 50 commercial radio hit and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination.

Ever the road warriors, The Steadies play upwards of 100 shows each year, making them one of the busiest bands in Saskatchewan. They have headlined numerous festivals, showcased at industry events and have shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, The Roots, Blue Rodeo, and more. In March 2016 the band went on tour opening for Bob Marley's legendary band The Wailers, winning over large sold-out crowds across Western Canada.

Jenie Thai

Jenie Thai

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Jenie Thai Tuesday July 5 at 9pm.

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Raised in a musical household of six, silence was rare. Jenie's blues and folk education began young when she fell asleep to the music her parents played while entertaining guests downstairs. Her training on the piano began at age five; she took private lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade.

Vocally, she has been compared to an early Maria Muldaur but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ryan Adams. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist: Jenie Thai combines classical technique, jazz harmonics, and a life-long appreciation for blues and folk to produce a unique charm as a singer-songwriter on the on the Canadian folk, roots, and blues music scene.

JK & the Static

JK & the Static

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Jk & the Static July 6 thru 10. 

Dont miss one of Calgary's best bass players with a fantastic band to back him up. 

Sweet soul music... something everyone can enjoy. From young to old, the sounds of Motown move people to get up and groove. JK and The STATiC delivers dance floor fillin' hits from the heartfelt soul of Otis Redding, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder to the hip-shakin' sounds of James Brown and Michael Jackson...

One might recognize frontman Jory Kinjo from the long running Calgary R&B powerhouse, Mocking Shadows. Kinjo brings his extensive experience, bass slaying showmanship and engaging energy to The STATiC!

JK's credits run deep. With more than a decade of touring the world under his belt, gracing stages from Montreal Jazz Fest to Belgium's Groezrock Fest and Naha Matsuri Festival in Okinawa, Japan... sharing the stage with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Randy Bachman and The Tragically Hip to name but a few.... The STATiC's frontman is legitimately worldwide.

The STATiC, comprise JKs heavyweight backing band. All of notable musical pedigrees and acclaim, collectively they flesh out and heighten the soul shakedown experience like a night at the Apollo!

Patrick Alexandre

Patrick Alexandre

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Patrick Alexandre July 11 & 12 shows start at 9pm

Patrick Alexandre is the boisterous Bluesy Voice and Rockin’ doghouse bass of the Winnipeg Dixie-Billy band the F-Holes. Take away the band, and what you are left with is just that. Concentrated Blues and Rootsy old Rock and Roll.

After three albums with the F-Holes, and one with Little Miss Higgins, co-producing with her and playing bass, Patrick Alexandre recently released his first solo album: “Strange New World”. He describes it as a collection of songs about a modern era through the lens of old time blues.

Throughout his career Patrick has continually explored unconventional spaces and analog recording whenever possible. From his uncles’ old barn where Little Miss Higgins’ Juno nominated Bison Ranch Recording Sessions was recorded, to an old Wolseley house. He is currently holding residence: a temporary studio in an abandoned candy factory in the city’s gritty North End. 
“It’s the perfect spot to find some real blues, right here in Winnipeg” he says of the building “between the systematic problems with poverty and racism right outside the window, to the ghosts spooking me on the inside… inspiration is never very far away”

Performing with three of Winnipeg’s best, Patrick swings seamlessly from guitar to piano, and then on to harmonica in an animated live show. He is usually accompanied by upright bass (Bernie Thiessen), guitar (Dwayne Dueck), and drums (Joanna Miller). With his unending energy and roaring voice, he continues to entertain audiences across Canada, keeping up his reputation as one of the hardest working, and most intense performers around.

Andy T & Nick Nixon band

Andy T & Nick Nixon band

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Andy T & Nick Nixon Band July 20 to 24.

Blind Pig Recording Artists, performing Chicago, Texas, New Orleans Blues - Look for our 3rd CD, "Numbers Man", due out August 28, produced by Anson Funderburgh

The Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, fronted by guitarist Andy T and vocalist Nick Nixon, displays musicianship at its highest. As Blues Underground Network said, “Simply put, Andy T and James ‘Nick’ Nixon have quickly risen to the top of many people’s lists of Great Collaborations.”

Their new release on Blind Pig Records, Numbers Man, was produced by renowned Texas guitarist Anson Funderburgh, and features the great Kim Wilson’s harmonica on one of the tracks.

Guitarist “Andy T” Talamantez arrived in Nashville from Southern California in 2008 and teamed up with local blues and R&B legend vocalist/guitarist James “Nick” Nixon in 2011. After meeting Nick and watching him perform, Andy knew that they would make an unstoppable combination. As Ted Drozdowski of the Nashville Scene put it, “When Andy first heard Nick, he knew he’d found his foil for the group he envisioned — an outfit that could swing effortlessly between West Coast jump blues stompers, hardcore Chicago and Texas string-fests, and Louisiana swamp grooves.”

Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band

Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band

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Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band July 20 to 30

Formed in 1978 in Victoria British Columbia, Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band
started out playing the various pubs and dance halls around Victoria and on the Gulf Islands. In 1979 they released their Debut Album of mostly Original tunes. The album was produced by Powder Blues' Tom Lavin in his Blue Wave studios in Vancouver. After some very strong sales the band was signed to RCA Records and in 1982 the band release their second CD "Here Come's Another. The band toured across the country and opened shows for likes of Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield and Koko Taylor to name a few.