Carvin Jones Band

Carvin Jones Band

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Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player" - Eric Clapton 

"Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today" - Albert Collins

"The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones" - Buddy Miles

"'....one of the best blues guitarists in the world..." - London Surrey News

"Drummer Levi Velasquez is an extremely well educated percussion virtuoso who completes the music with elements of rock, jazz and Latin music". - Bilety FM, Poland

"Drummer Levi Velasquez has a strong sense of rhythm, plays with clockwork precision and puts on a solo show that is world class". - Blues News Magazine, Germany

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Murray Kingsley & Wicked Grin

Murray Kingsley & Wicked Grin

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Murray Kinsley and Wicked Grin have been rockin’ festivals and clubs throughout Canada and the United States with their distinctive hard-driving, in-your-face performances: full-tilt blues with a groove that just won’t quit.

The band won the 2014 Maple Blues Award for Best New Group and their two latest CDs – “Shame One Me” and “Stormy Water” – were each named Blues Rock Disc of the Year by the Blues Underground Network. In 2015, bassist Leigh-Anne Stanton received the Maple Blues Award for Bassist of the Year.

“Murray Kinsley and his band Wicked Grin have been steadily building up a fan base worldwide with a brand of musicianship that stays clear of the hang-dog clichés that often take blues music and its noble power and renders it toothless” – Rod Nicholson, Scene Magazine

The SOBO Blues Band

The SOBO Blues Band

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Coming all the way from Isreal.

SOBO is an International rock-n-blues band integrating American, Russian and Middle Eastern influences.
Based in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
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.

Blues on Whyte Block Party

Blues on Whyte Block Party

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10am to 10pm 2 stages 7 Bands
We will close down the bus lanes on 104st from 82ave to 84ave and have 6 Food Trucks and 40 Vendors. We will take over McIntyre park with a large stage with 7 bands playing all day and night.
Blues on Whyte Bar will have bands from 3pm to 2am

  SOBO is an International rock-n-blues band integrating American, Russian and Middle Eastern influences. Based in the Holy City of Jerusalem. 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. SOBO does their own original songs which have a bluesy flavor, and is constantly working to produce more.

SOBO is an International rock-n-blues band integrating American, Russian and Middle Eastern influences.
Based in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
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.
SOBO does their own original songs which have a bluesy flavor, and is constantly working to produce more.

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MacKenzie and his bandmates are so technically skilled, yet you can still feel the emotion in every second of each song. The guitar work is impeccable and will leave you utterly mesmerized when you watch MacKenzie’s fingers glide effortlessly across the fretboard.”

-The Pincher Creek Echo

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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. There is never a dull moment for the crowd when PowerHouze plays due totheir powerful stage presence that comes from their extensive background in the entertainment industry. Known for getting the party started all across Western Canada and Western USA, this is a band you don't want to miss when it comes to your city!  The members of PowerHouze are focused on being a positive influence to the community.

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"Bill Durst has been around the block a few times, having been active in the music scene for the past four decades, both as a solo artist and with the band, Thundermug. Since 1972, he has cut ten albums and had seven hits on the Canadian charts. Somewhere in there he played with Tres Hombres, a ZZ Top tribute band, which is how he ended up with that fantastic beard!

The Rondel Roberts Band

The Rondel Roberts Band

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The Rondel Roberts Band” is a neo-soul band from Calgary, Alberta, that borrows from a variety of classic and modern genres such as 70's soul, feel good funk, classic rock and golden era boom bap. TRRB adorns groove/backbeat oriented performances with contemporary original content and reinterpreted covered material that is bound to make listeners move.

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Major Funk & the Employment

Major Funk & the Employment

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Major Funk and the Employment is a hard-working group of dedicated musicians whose collective ambition is to deliver high quality danceables to the people. Founded in Whitehorse in 2014 by bassist Etienne Girard, the band mixes a strong and steadfast rhythm section with a colourful collection of guitars, horns, keyboards, and passionate vocals. Major Funk’s big and unique sound has headlined the Dawson City Music Festival, Atlin Arts and Music Festival, and has gotten crowds grooving across Western Canada

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the Dany Franchi Band

the Dany Franchi Band

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All the way from Genoa Italy

Dany Franchi is one of the biggest and most promising Blues musicians of his generation – his Fender Stratocaster and his talent will make him stand out in the Blues scene, respecting tradition while incessantly finding his original and unique sound. “ Dany is one of my favorite young Blues artist. He has an exciting fresh approach to the music while keeping it honest.” Anson Funderburgh

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Charlie Jacobson band

Charlie Jacobson band

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Charlie is an old soul with no fixed address, and has packed four years of full-time touring experience into his 24-year old life. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues giants: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, Sherman “Tank” Doucette, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few. Charlie is friends with 70-somethings who think they’re 20, ‘cause he’s a 20-something who seems like he’s 70. He has a pension for all things retro, including blues music, pompadours, old suitcases and garment bags.

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The Good the Bad & the Blues

The Good the Bad & the Blues

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Winning the 2013 blues challenge took the band to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tn. where they placed in the semi-finals, top 30 out of 255 bands from around the world. 2015 brought us to new hieghts winning the Columbus Blues Challenge and then made the finals at the IBC. We now have a CD "Live at The Strand" available at any of our shows or message us an we'll get one to you.

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Randy McAllister

Randy McAllister

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GRAMMY NOMINATED RANDY MCALLISTER HE'S BEEN FLYING IN THE FACE OF CONVENTION HIS WHOLE CAREER. NO SMOKE, NO MIRRORS, NO CHOREOGRAPHY, NO INDUSTRY MACHINES. ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE BLUESMEN IN TEXAS, RANDY PLAYS DRIVING DRUMS AND WORLD-CLASS HARMONICA, WRITES INCREDIBLE SONGS AND SINGS LIKE NO ONE ELSE.

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Mason Rack Band

Mason Rack Band

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One of Australia's hardest working bands. Reigning from the Gold Coast, Qld Australia, The Mason Rack Band are blues rock legends; having played shows all over Australia and toured internationally to Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Vanuatu & Japan.

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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.
In 2015, she released her first LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals, playing new material slated for her next release.

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Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones

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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!

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