Maurice John Vaughn

Maurice John 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.

Jim Beam Talent Search - Edmonton

Jim Beam Talent Search - Edmonton

After hundreds of jam sessions, lugging gear wherever there is a gig, learning popular songs and slipping your own songs into sets to test the waters, the payoff? The JIM BEAM MAKE HISTORY TALENT SEARCH
We’ll showcase 5 Indie Bands and one will make the National Final with a shot at performing during the 2019 Jim Beam Indie Awards at Canadian Music Week.
Get more info at Indies.ca
Applications close March 14, 2019

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Ferny Turnbull

Ferny Turnbull

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Ferny turnbull is simply a band made up of four guys who love to play. We are out to
share our love of music with as many people as possible through live shows as well as online.
  Ferny Turnbull has been playing central and western Canada and have had a great time meeting new people 
along the way. We are looking forward to taking the show to new venues as well as past ones.
  Here's to another year! See you on the road. 
 Ferny Turnbull.  

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SLIM DUNCAN

SLIM DUNCAN

3 piece Blues/Rock band from Alberta, Canada. Here to fulfill all the good music genres for your listening pleasure.

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Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch

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How do you describe Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch sound and songbook? What characterize ban’s philosophy?
Our sound is heavily influenced by the Texas blues sounds of Freddie King, Johnny Winter, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Brown, and other guitar-based Texas blues/rock bands. We strive to incorporate various styles of American roots music (rock, country, soul, swing) into our blues music so that we can maintain an original style and sound unlike any other band. I like to follow Stevie Ray Vaughan's philosophy, which is to give the audience 110% of yourself each and every time you take the stage. I try to show this in my live performances.

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BAREFOOT BOB COOK

BAREFOOT BOB COOK

Barefoot Bob plays a huge variety of both classic and/or unusual covers as well as his own original songs, covering many styles from party rock’n’roll to reggae/ska/soca/ world to surf rock to swingin’, jumpin’ blues and more.

Dennis Jones Band

Dennis Jones Band

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Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

Boogie Patrol

Boogie Patrol

“I’m not sure which is more impressive — the way Boogie Patrol can captivate a crowd with their soulful vocals, electrifying musicianship, phenomenal energy, and stellar showmanship; or the fact that they manage to pull it all off while being an all-original, stylistically unique group that’s all about blazing their own path. Either way, they’re as impressive a young blues-based act as I’ve ever seen.”
–Grant Stovel, CKUA Radio

Alex Zayas

Alex Zayas

Alex started playing guitar and singing at age 7. After playing with several local outfits in Barcelona, 18 yr old Alex joined harp bluesman Hook Herrera (Gov’t Mule, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Kid Ramos, Denny Freeman) Hook was Alex’s first mentor, introduced him to the start of a music career by teaching him how to understand the music, specially the blues, and opening the doors into the profesional business. With Hook Alex had the chance to play in the best festivals and clubs all over Europe. Alex tours Canada since 2005 playing in venues like: The Blues on Whyte (Edmonton), The Blues Can (Calgary), Fratter’s (Red Deer), The Drake (Canmore) and Lynnwood Station (Calgary) to name a few.

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the good the bad and the blues

the good the bad and the blues

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The Good, The Bad And The Blues, has a sound described by the International Blues Society judging committee  as “The next big thing.” This band of four, has been exciting audiences all over Canada, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Michigan. They are the real deal, one audience kept repeating, “They are the real deal.” From soul stirring vocals to a foot stomping back beat, they make it all come alive.

Rockin Jake

Rockin Jake

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Rockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jake has conjured up this formula that is blowing crowds away from coast to coast. Widely known as a touring juggernaut among his peers, his schedule of over 200 performances per year include clubs, concert venues, and festivals.

Chris Shutters Band featuring Kofi Baker

Chris Shutters Band featuring Kofi Baker

As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name that’s synonymous with drumming excellence. And Kofi lives up to his name; with his outstanding skills, drive, and dedication he continues the great Baker legacy.

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Chris Shutters (27) is a gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist whose prodigal talent and relentless passion are immediately recognizable in every performance. His blues-laced rock and roll originals showcase his innate ability to combine unmistakable soul with unbelievable technical prowess.

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Georgia Fats

Georgia Fats

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The Georgia Fats 
Boyd Norman on Bass, Barry Taylor on Drums and Joël Fafard on slide 
guitar and vocals.
Coming from three different directions together they have settled on a greasy grove based blues rock foundation drawing influences from John Lee Hooker to Hank Williams.

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Andy Sydow Band

Andy Sydow Band

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 "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