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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Cold Feet

Cold Feet

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Cold Feet

Cold Feet are Gary Pon, Percy Marshall, Dennis Meneely, Bill Hobson and Lynn Wells. They all have bios as being members of an extensive numbers of past Edmonton Bands. The Classics, Celtic Fusion Illusion, Tacoy Ryde, and Fist Full of Blues are local bands that various members currently perform with. This is going to be a band that'll make you hit the dance floor!

Maurice John Vaughn

Maurice John Vaughn

Maurice John Vaughn is a true blues original. A triple threat on guitar, saxophone and vocals, Vaughn writes powerful, innovative and often humorous songs that spring directly from his vast musical experience. His soulful and passionate vocals are convincing because they are earned -- Vaughn means what he sings. Coming out of the streets of Chicago, Vaughn was raised on Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, black Top 40 and James Brown.

Like the greats who have come before him, he has incorporated his various influences into a blues and R&B style that is completely his own. Vaughn's most recent Alligator recording, In The Shadow Of The City (AL 4813), is a collection of mostly original songs covering all the emotional bases. From the good-time fun of Can't Nobody to the soul searching of Suicide Is Not The Way, Maurice displays his singular musical vision.

He moves effortlessly from the full funk of (Everything I Do) Got to Be Funky to solo acoustic blues on Treat Me So Bad. According to Vaughn, it's important to mix things up musically and stylistically. "I don't want to be known as a 'heavy,'" Vaughn says, "but rather as someone who understands pain, can deal with it, and can also have a good time." His goal is to inspire his audience to do the same. 

Jason Buie

Jason Buie

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Vancouver based guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Buie has been performing live since the age of sixteen. He has honed his skills over the last fourteen years playing throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and Japan. Along the way he has played and performed with such artists as blues legend Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, The Jeff Healey Band, John Mayall, The Powder Blues Band, Big Dave Mclean, Jimmy D. Lane, Wild T, Johnny Ferriera and Jerry Doucette. With the Release of his critically acclaimed CD “Urban Blues” his profile continues to grow. Jason's second C.D" "Live at The Blue Gator" was released in 2009. Jason did Spring and Fall European tour's in 2009 with great success.

Jason was born and raised in Victoria, BC. As an adolescent he explored the roots of American Blues along with other forms of music that spawned from it. Growing up in an artistic home, Jason had the freedom to explore his passion and talent. He would empty his pockets regularly to purchase blues recordings. He idolized such pioneers as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, The Three Kings: Freddie, Albert, and B.B., Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix and others. His love for the blues really blossomed when he witnessed Albert Collins in concert at fifteen years old. “I worked at the local grocery store and I borrowed one the older guy’s id. to get into the show. Albert was amazing; there will never be anyone like him.” From that point on Buie was hooked. Jason has taken his influences and sculpted them into a style of his own. His music remains a well-seasoned gumbo of blues, funk, rock and soul with influences that originate in the Southern States and inner cities of America. Jason’s from the heart vocals and fiery guitar work combined with a charismatic stage presence have caused listeners and critics to take notice. His passion and honesty always comes thru in his live shows. 

Jason’s debut CD is “Urban Blues”. The recording reflects Jason’s love of various blues styles from uptown horn arrangements, funk, Texas shuffles. And traditional blues. The CD features some of Vancouver's finest musicians including Al Webster (Long John Baldry, Colin James, Amanda Marshall) on drums, Norm Fisher (Colin James) on Fender upright bass, and Dave Webb on piano. Three tracks feature Steve Hilliam and Derry Byrne (Little Big Band Horns) on tenor sax and trumpet. Stormin' Norman from Vancouver’s Rock 101 Sunday Blues show also lays harmonica down on one track. “Urban Blues” is on regular rotation on the affiliated satellite network. Two of Jason’s songs have also been featured on Vancouver’s crime drama TV show “Cold Squad”. “Urban Blues” has received excellent reviews and the disc offers a diverse blend guaranteed to satisfy!!

Brent Johnson & the Call up

Brent Johnson & the Call up

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Brent Johnson – Brent Johnson and the Call Up

A guitar prodigy from the age of four, South Texas born Brent Johnson always knew where he wanted his playing to take him. Drinking in the very best of Blues, Jazz, Rock, Punk, Country and World Music, by the time his family moved to New Orleans in his teens, he was predestined towards a career in music. 

Writing his own material, Brent formed several high-school bands, all with a lean to the Blues, then joined ‘Under The Gun’, who built a considerable following on the local live circuit in Louisiana and beyond. As admiring of the style of The Clash, Albert King, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Collins or Black Flag and Thelonius Monk, Brents passion for playing was immediate and intense for his audience. 

By serendipity, New Orleans’ legendary ‘Braille Blues Daddy’ Bryan Lee heard Brent's playing and immediately recognized his virtuosity, drive and dedication to his Craft and to the Blues. At 22, Brent was seconded into Bryan Lee and the Blues Power Band with whom he has recorded and toured nationally and internationally for the past ten years.

Brent credits Bryan as an ever encouraging Mentor, sharing and expanding his deep love of the Blues and playing guitar; “ playing with Bryan has really helped me open my ears. For example, Bryan always had keyboard players before I joined him – so I had to learn how to play like an organist, like a horn section – how to play rhythm like a group of instruments... instead of solely like a guitarist. I’ve learned how to swing, how to play be-bop and also how to take that aggression that I love and give it room to move – new colors to paint with”.

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James Armstrong

James Armstrong

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James Armstrong

Catfood Records is proud to announce the release of James Armstrong latest CD "Guitar Angels" Official release date February 18th.

Guitarist, singer and songwriter James Armstrong was born to play the blues. His mother was a blues singer. His father played jazz guitar. Born in Los Angeles, California, Armstrong formed his first band in the seventh grade and by the age of 17 he was touring the country. Today he travels the world and continues to infuse his voice and guitar playing with his unique personality and seasoned skills.

By drawing on his rock, country and folk influences as well as his deep blues roots, Blues At the Border manages to transcend the constraints of tight musical boundaries. "The blues is evolving like every other genre" he says. "You can be authentic and contemporary at the same time. It's all about balance" It is evident that James' years of heavy touring have honed his skill and unique style. 

Jim DeKoster of Living Blues Magazine states, "Likely one of the year's best, and not to be missed".

Seen live, Armstrong has a confident stage presence that combines grace with mischief. Few blues artists know how to play the crowd as James can, shifting dynamics from a whisper to a growl. Wherever he travels around the world his magnetism continues to hush a noisy rabble or entice a crowd to follow him out into the street or down the length of a beach.