Andy Sydow Band

Andy Sydow Band

Blues on Whyte (map)

 "Sydow has a charismatic stage presence, and is an excellent songwriter, showing character beyond his years in both his lyrics and playing ability. With influences ranging from deep-south slide guitar, to jazz and funk, his songs take on an accessible, Americana feel, and he breathes life into traditional styles of music that allows for a new generation of fans, while still appealing to older-generations that grew up with blues, rock n’ roll, and folk music."

-Colorado Music Buzz

El Niven & The Alibi

El Niven & The Alibi

EL NIVEN AND THE ALIBI ARE ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE, HARDWORKING BANDS ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. THEIR MUSIC AND THEIR DELIVERY IS EXPLOSIVE.
— CLAYTON BELLAMY (THE ROAD HAMMERS)
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Bill Durst

Bill Durst

Bill Durst, always an audience favourite, is a Canadian Blues- Rock- Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill has opened for or shared the stage with Rush, Areosmith, BTO, Yardbirds, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Bobby Rush, Little Feat, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Loverboy, Edgar Winter Group, Jeff Healey, Burton Cummings, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Jack de Keyser, April Wine, L.A. Guns, David Wilcox, Bob Seger, Sly And The Family Stone and more. Mr. Durst has toured across North America and in Europe and tours extensively in Canada.

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EDDIE TURNER

EDDIE TURNER

Born in Cuba and raised in Chicago, Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner first picked up a guitar at the age of 12. He honed his craft growing up in Chicago, and later Colorado, and his music shows the diverse influences of the Afro-Cuban sounds of his homeland and the deep blues of his adopted country. A diverse blend of rock, voodoo blues and R&B peppered with African rhythms, Turner's music moves the feet while simultaneously haunting the soul.

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TROY TURNER

TROY TURNER

Troy Turner, the Louisiana born singer and guitarist is often mistaken for BB King or Buddy Guy—not too shabby for a kid who grew up loving those two idols of his. His new CD, “Whole Lotta Blues”, reveals that he’s got a little of both BB and Buddy in him—and then some. His reputation as “the real deal” is well deserved - witness the presence of an awesome cast of heavy weight support, including Hubert Sumlin, Howard Tate, Steve Cropper, Bonnie Bramlett and rockers Brian May (of Queen)and Simon Kirke (of Bad Company). Starting out as a child prodigy in Baton Rouge, guitarist Troy Turner has traveled the world playing the blues while escaping the attention that is often lavished on less-talented musicians. Troy Turner got his taste of the blues first-hand. The anguish you hear in every note he plays is not something he copped from somebody else’s style.....
— Mojo Boy - Last.fm
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AMANDA FISH

AMANDA FISH

Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring  Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.

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FKB BAND

FKB BAND

FKB, the high-energy rock band based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has had a whirlwind past few years. Between releasing four singles and three music videos, they have performed over 120 shows in the last year and a half in Canada and the United States. They were also nominated for Adult Alternative Recording of the Year for “Bright Lights” at the Edmonton Music Awards during this time.

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Maurice J Vaughn

Maurice J Vaughn

Vaughn began playing professionally in 1968 as a saxophonist in Chicago R&B groups. He recorded with The Chosen Few in 1976, and played and recorded with Phil Guy, went on tour in Canada in 1979. He played as a sideman with Luther AllisonSon SealsJunior WellsValerie Wellington, and A.C. Reed.[2]

His debut solo record was 1984's Generic Blues Album, released in plain white packaging on his own Reecy Records record labelAlligator Records reissued it in 1987.[2] In the 1990s, Vaughn played with Detroit Junior, but spent much of his time working in A&R for Appaloosa Records, and produced albums by Shirley Johnson, Zoom, Maxine Carr, B.J. Emery, and Velvet McNair. Vaughn and his band backed up Detroit Junior on the latter's two releases on Blue Suit Records, "Turn Up The Heat" and "Take Out The Time." In 1994, his song "(Everything I Do) Got To Be Funky" was released on the soundtrack for the film Major League II. The song was also a part of his 1993 release, In the Shadow of the City.

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MICKI FREE

MICKI FREE

THE MAN, MICKI FREE, IS A MULTI-TALENTED MAKER OF MAD MACHINATIONS IN A MOST MESMERIZING MANNER. MERCY! GIT IT ON, MICKI...
— THE REV. BILLY F. GIBBONS, ZZ TOP
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Brandon Santini

Brandon Santini

Brandon Santini displays the harp ability of a Hummel, the soul of a Salgado, and the pizzazz of a Piazza
— Mary4Music.com
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A likely successor to Rod Piazza, with a uniquely Memphis-by-way-of-New Orleans bump
— Living Blues
ABUSIN' THE BLUES

ABUSIN' THE BLUES

Front-man Rot n' Dan has been pumping out a unique blend of Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B across Western Canada since 2007. Together with the other 3 virtuosi of Abusin' the Blues they have a chemistry that is incomparable, and with mind-bending solos and tight grooves; they have the ability to connect with audiences from all walks of life.

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FKB BAND

FKB BAND

Vocal harmonies and a love of the 1950s and ’60s brought the Edmonton-based band FKB together—but, at the end of the day, all the members want to do is have a great time on stage and share that feeling with the audience.
— Alexander Sorochan
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POWERHOUZE

POWERHOUZE

PowerHouze is a dynamic & diverse multicultural band located in Calgary, AB. Variety is the spice of life with PowerHouze, which plays genres such as R&B, Funk, Soca and Reggae. The band is made up of world class musicians that have played with distinguished artists such as Ras Michael, Pink, Celine Dion, and many more.

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LEX JUSTICE

LEX JUSTICE

Justice has been involved in a number of groups and has worked alongside GRAMMY winners, JUNO winners and is a multiple award recipient/nominee: 5 time EMA award nominee, 3 time WCMA nominee and current member/bassist of 2 time JUNO nominated Canadian rock act ECONOLINE CRUSH.

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Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames

Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, an authentic blues band, high energy with versatile talent, variety, and a cohesive show that includes original driving blues, boogie, R&B and Soul. The originals are classic in nature, the standards are revitalized with striking three part vocal harmony, three vocal stylists, Passionate slide guitarist, Dave Weld schooled from Grammy Winning Master J.B. Hutto, along with blues diva and two time Rami winner Mona Rose (Monica Myhre), Red Hot Saxman Dudley Owens, creamy voice of Jeff Taylor with a solid beat on drums and tight, rock rhythm section with Kenny Pickens blazing on bass.

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MIKE MACKENZIE

MIKE MACKENZIE

A wide-range, rich and colourful panoramic spectrum of textured music… a guitar virtuoso loyal to the expansive ’70s explosion of sound
— -Beatroute Magazine
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Laura Rain and The Caesars

Laura Rain and The Caesars

Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars transform funky soul and r&b into their own unique vision. Inspired by the spirit of classic recordings of a bygone era, Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression with a powerful and soulful voice.

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SHIRLEY JOHNSON

SHIRLEY JOHNSON

Like so many African-American vocalists, Shirley Johnsonstarted out singing in church and then went on to embrace secular music. The Chicago resident, whose influences range from Mahalia Jackson to Koko TaylorEtta James, and Ruth Brown, is a gritty, big-voiced blues singer who can also handle soul and gospel. Although Johnson has spent much of her adult life in Chicago, the Windy City is not her hometown; she was born in Franklin, VA, on June 7, 1949, and raised in Norfolk, VA. Johnson came from a very religious family and she was only six when she started singing gospel in a church choir. 

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JW JONES

JW JONES

Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows! The improv magic you hear on Jones’ new album (his 10th), Live, is the spark that has awakened new sonic frontiers for the veteran Maple Blues Awardwinning bluesman. Produced with 2018 Grammy Winner Zach Allen (for his work on Taj Mahal & Keb Mo’s ‘TajMo’), Live is raw, real, and from the heart – an album for the ages that captures the JW-Jones lightning in a bottle. With the last JW-Jones studio project, the Colin Linden-produced ‘High Temperature’, capturing the coveted Memphis Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge honours, the frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally-requested sit-in with the likes of blues legend Buddy Guy (6 times), opening for blues-rock icons Johnny Winter and George Thorogood or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents. Buddy Guy says “This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive”. Eager to live up to this endorsement from the world’s most famous living bluesman, Jones is excited to bring his music to generations to come.

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SOBO BLUES BAND

SOBO BLUES BAND

SOBO is legendary in Israel for its powerful and energetic mix of Blues, Rock, R&B and Funk coupled with a unique sound of slide guitar.Whether they’re playing a cover tune or an original, that SOBO “crunch” is ever present.

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BILL DURST

BILL DURST

Durst is one of the unsung heroes of the Canadian blues scene, a guitarist, singer and songwriter who deftly borrows from various periods and styles of the blues tradition. He puts it all together with unapologetic exuberance, finding particular finesse with a steel slide.
— ROGER LEVESQUE, EDMONTONJOURNAL.COM JUNE 13, 2012© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal
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KAT KINGS

KAT KINGS

One gets the sense that Toronto-based vocalist and guitarist Kevin McQuade, leader of The Kat Kings, is a pretty down-to-earth guy. As composer of all but one tune on the band’s debut (with one co-writing credit), he delivers solid, unpretentious blue-collar rockers with lots of soul and hints of the blues here and there.
— Review by John Taylor (BC Blog Critics)
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BLUE MULES

BLUE MULES

“Like fast moving freight train barreling down the tracks, with its smokestack spewing fire encrusted cinders, churning with sparking steel wheels and howling like an unholy whistle, hold the hell on it’s gonna be a bare knuckle ride. The Blue Mules deliver a distinct style with varied flavors to each song from raw blues to countrified rock, tying it all together like the steam engine stoker shoveling coal into the furnace keeping it full steam ahead. The Blue Mules personify Solid Blues with a Powerful Kick...”
— Cleve Baker Confessing the Blues Radio
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