Events for September 2017

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Friday
September 1, 2017
9:00 pm : Sonny Rhodes
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Sonny Rhodes (born Clarence Edward Smith, November 3, 1940, Smithville, Texas[1]) is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. He has recorded over two hundred songs. \"I\'m what you call a self-proclaimed Disciple of the Blues!\" said Rhodes about his years playing and singing for fans of blues around the world.[2] He has been nominated fifteen times for the Blues Music Awards, and won the Instrumentalist-Other category in 2011
Saturday
September 2, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : Sonny Rhodes
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Sonny Rhodes (born Clarence Edward Smith, November 3, 1940, Smithville, Texas[1]) is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. He has recorded over two hundred songs. \"I\'m what you call a self-proclaimed Disciple of the Blues!\" said Rhodes about his years playing and singing for fans of blues around the world.[2] He has been nominated fifteen times for the Blues Music Awards, and won the Instrumentalist-Other category in 2011
Sunday
September 3, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 4, 2017
8:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Solo show. 8pm, no cover.
With over 200 original songs, Jay Coda Walker is a man with the ability to inspire people each time he performs. He’s a triple-threat—poetic writing, distinctive playing and unforgettable performing. Jay Coda has an astounding range of musical ability that makes people rush to the dance floor one minute and have tears well the next. Blessed with a voice that can make a grown man weep, Jay Coda is a performer that puts you in awe every time he takes the stage.
Tuesday
September 5, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
September 6, 2017
8:00 pm : Darren Johnson & Ethan Shorty Askey
8pm, no cover.
6:00 pm : COMEDY IN THE CAN
Don't be shy... come & check out The Blues Can's Comedy In The Can! Starts at 6pm, til 7:30pm. $10 cover at the door. General seating.
Hosted by Serena Shane. 6 - 7:30pm. General seating.
Thursday
September 7, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Happy Hour. 5-7pm.
8:00 pm : Alphie Zappacosta
One night only! $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. Reservations recommended. Please call 403-262-2666 or email us your number: www.thebluescan.com 8pm.
Friday
September 8, 2017
9:00 pm : Uncle Wiggly Hot Shoes Blues Band ft. Big Hank Lio
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
12:00 pm : John Rutherford Solo
Lunch time solo. Noon-2pm.
.John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Calgary, Alberta who's work, laced with the tonality, phrasing and spirit of the blues, fuses a broad and eclectic range of influences creating a sound distinctly his own. Amidst a long and storied career Rutherford released his debut solo recording in 2010 called Echo Broadcast. Pulling together the various strands of his musical experience and artistic vision, Rutherford's recent work skillfully dove tails a roots/blues/folk/rock vibe with an imaginative and modern songwriters take on the stories, legends, vintage instruments and the soul and feel of the blues.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec
The Zadraves Sisiters for Happy Hour at The Blues Can! Always a treat, this show is always a must-see! Accomponied by the fabulous Tim Leacock on stand-up bass. 5-7pm.
Saturday
September 9, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : Uncle Wiggly Hot Shoes Blues Band ft. Big Hank Lio
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Sunday
September 10, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 11, 2017
8:00 pm : Alex Zayas
Solo Show. 8pm, no cover.
Started playing guitar and singing at age 7, influenced by his brother, who open the doors to all kinds of music. After playing with several local outfits in Barcelona, an 18 year old Alex was recruited by harp bluesman Hook Herrera (Gov’t Mule, Alvin Youngblood Hart) with whom he played in top clubs and festivals in Europe. 3 years later he formed his own band Alex TNT, and got a residence in “La Boite”, a prominent Barcelona music club, as well as playing in other clubs and festivals in the Barcelona area. As Alex TNT, he has released 3 albums, Walking your way (Discmedi, 2001), I feel the blues again (Mas i Mas, 2003) and Alex TNT (Gaztaluzpeko, 2009) all on which he explored different facets of the Blues exclusively. He later joined African bassist/vocalist Steve de Swardt’s blues band, where he met a key influence in his career, string master Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen, Mª del Mar Bonet, etc). He shared countless nights onstage playing together with them and St. Louis drummer Julian Vaughn (Albert King, B.B. KingJohnny Copeland) at the Jamboree jazz club in Barcelona. Durant this time he toured in Canada and the US with Cockrell & the Groove and later with his own band. In Novembre of 2006, Alex had the privilege to open for the King of Blues B.B.King at the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. After many years on the circuit and being known as Alex TNT, he decides to ultimately shift his artistic identity to ZAYAS for the occasion of the release of his new work Guitarshock (Mitik, 2012), where he underwent a deep self exploration to find a new path through which to forge all of his past and present influences. Alex Zayas has also played with artists such as Larry McCray, Johnny B Gayden, Lynwood Slim, U.P. Wilson (Texas Tornado), Paul Orta, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Mike Wheeler and Rick Perkins, among others… and has perfomed all around Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Ital, Canada and the USA. Guitarshock is Zaya’s most mature and electric blend of blues, funk and rock to date and
Tuesday
September 12, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
September 13, 2017
8:30 pm : Du-Rite Aces
8:30pm, no cover.
This band sounds like all the stuff we dig - blues, jump, rockabilly, western swing, all mixed up into one big stew. So if you like live music played honest with no gimmicks come check us out, good times guaranteed.
Thursday
September 14, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
8:30 pm : Mojo
8:30pm, no cover.
MOJO... A 4-piece combo that digs deep into the roots of rock and roll, MOJO is a recent arrival on the Calgary blues music scene although the faces are very familiar… Band members are Johnny Jackson on drums, Doug “Old Bones” Boland on bass, Danny “The General” Patton on guitar, and Ethan “Shorty” Askey on vocals, harps, and rhythm guitar.
Friday
September 15, 2017
9:00 pm : Alex Zayas
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Started playing guitar and singing at age 7, influenced by his brother, who open the doors to all kinds of music. After playing with several local outfits in Barcelona, an 18 year old Alex was recruited by harp bluesman Hook Herrera (Gov’t Mule, Alvin Youngblood Hart) with whom he played in top clubs and festivals in Europe. 3 years later he formed his own band Alex TNT, and got a residence in “La Boite”, a prominent Barcelona music club, as well as playing in other clubs and festivals in the Barcelona area. As Alex TNT, he has released 3 albums, Walking your way (Discmedi, 2001), I feel the blues again (Mas i Mas, 2003) and Alex TNT (Gaztaluzpeko, 2009) all on which he explored different facets of the Blues exclusively. He later joined African bassist/vocalist Steve de Swardt’s blues band, where he met a key influence in his career, string master Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen, Mª del Mar Bonet, etc). He shared countless nights onstage playing together with them and St. Louis drummer Julian Vaughn (Albert King, B.B. KingJohnny Copeland) at the Jamboree jazz club in Barcelona. Durant this time he toured in Canada and the US with Cockrell & the Groove and later with his own band. In Novembre of 2006, Alex had the privilege to open for the King of Blues B.B.King at the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. After many years on the circuit and being known as Alex TNT, he decides to ultimately shift his artistic identity to ZAYAS for the occasion of the release of his new work Guitarshock (Mitik, 2012), where he underwent a deep self exploration to find a new path through which to forge all of his past and present influences. Alex Zayas has also played with artists such as Larry McCray, Johnny B Gayden, Lynwood Slim, U.P. Wilson (Texas Tornado), Paul Orta, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Mike Wheeler and Rick Perkins, among others… and has perfomed all around Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Ital, Canada and the USA. Guitarshock is Zaya’s most mature and electric blend of blues, funk and rock to date and
Saturday
September 16, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : Alex Zayas
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Started playing guitar and singing at age 7, influenced by his brother, who open the doors to all kinds of music. After playing with several local outfits in Barcelona, an 18 year old Alex was recruited by harp bluesman Hook Herrera (Gov’t Mule, Alvin Youngblood Hart) with whom he played in top clubs and festivals in Europe. 3 years later he formed his own band Alex TNT, and got a residence in “La Boite”, a prominent Barcelona music club, as well as playing in other clubs and festivals in the Barcelona area. As Alex TNT, he has released 3 albums, Walking your way (Discmedi, 2001), I feel the blues again (Mas i Mas, 2003) and Alex TNT (Gaztaluzpeko, 2009) all on which he explored different facets of the Blues exclusively. He later joined African bassist/vocalist Steve de Swardt’s blues band, where he met a key influence in his career, string master Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen, Mª del Mar Bonet, etc). He shared countless nights onstage playing together with them and St. Louis drummer Julian Vaughn (Albert King, B.B. KingJohnny Copeland) at the Jamboree jazz club in Barcelona. Durant this time he toured in Canada and the US with Cockrell & the Groove and later with his own band. In Novembre of 2006, Alex had the privilege to open for the King of Blues B.B.King at the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. After many years on the circuit and being known as Alex TNT, he decides to ultimately shift his artistic identity to ZAYAS for the occasion of the release of his new work Guitarshock (Mitik, 2012), where he underwent a deep self exploration to find a new path through which to forge all of his past and present influences. Alex Zayas has also played with artists such as Larry McCray, Johnny B Gayden, Lynwood Slim, U.P. Wilson (Texas Tornado), Paul Orta, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Mike Wheeler and Rick Perkins, among others… and has perfomed all around Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Ital, Canada and the USA. Guitarshock is Zaya’s most mature and electric blend of blues, funk and rock to date and
Sunday
September 17, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 18, 2017
8:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo show. 8pm start, no cover.
For the last ten years, Darren has been a fixture on the Canadian blues and roots scene - working with the likes of Amos Garrett, Tim Williams, Jim Byrnes, John Lee Saunders, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few. His music has been described as "somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Nelson". His songwriting is simple, yet deals with everyday situations for everyday people. His sound is a throwback to yesteryear, one may find themselves deceived by the contrast between what they are hearing verses what they are seeing... Hailing from Okotoks Alberta, Darren spends most of his time touring the western provinces of Canada as either a solo or duo act. Eastern Canada has received only a limited taste of Darren's music - tours in 2004, 2006 and 2008 garnered favorable responses. European audiences were introduced via a "mini" tour in 2003. Four albums later, Darren’s music has reached throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Australia through CD sales.
Tuesday
September 19, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
September 20, 2017
8:30 pm : Mike Watson and the 6L6\'s
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
September 21, 2017
8:30 pm : Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch
Thursday night special! $10, general seating. 8:30pm.
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch is a North Texas-based power trio whose unique take on blues/rock can best be described as "Rory Gallagher meets Joe Bonamassa meets Gary Moore". The band can usually be found delivering their special blend of blues/hard rock/roots in countless bars and roadhouses across north Texas/southern Oklahoma.
5:00 pm : JAZZ AT THE CAN!
5-7:30pm, no cover.
September 22, 2017
9:00 pm : Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch is a North Texas-based power trio whose unique take on blues/rock can best be described as "Rory Gallagher meets Joe Bonamassa meets Gary Moore". The band can usually be found delivering their special blend of blues/hard rock/roots in countless bars and roadhouses across north Texas/southern Oklahoma.
12:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo Lunch Hour, Noon-2pm.
For the last ten years, Darren has been a fixture on the Canadian blues and roots scene - working with the likes of Amos Garrett, Tim Williams, Jim Byrnes, John Lee Saunders, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few. His music has been described as "somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Nelson". His songwriting is simple, yet deals with everyday situations for everyday people. His sound is a throwback to yesteryear, one may find themselves deceived by the contrast between what they are hearing verses what they are seeing... Hailing from Okotoks Alberta, Darren spends most of his time touring the western provinces of Canada as either a solo or duo act. Eastern Canada has received only a limited taste of Darren's music - tours in 2004, 2006 and 2008 garnered favorable responses. European audiences were introduced via a "mini" tour in 2003. Four albums later, Darren’s music has reached throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Australia through CD sales.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec
The Zadraves Sisiters for Happy Hour at The Blues Can! Always a treat, this show is always a must-see! Accomponied by the fabulous Tim Leacock on stand-up bass. 5-7pm.
Saturday
September 23, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch is a North Texas-based power trio whose unique take on blues/rock can best be described as "Rory Gallagher meets Joe Bonamassa meets Gary Moore". The band can usually be found delivering their special blend of blues/hard rock/roots in countless bars and roadhouses across north Texas/southern Oklahoma.
Sunday
September 24, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 25, 2017
8:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
Shaye & Sydney Zadravec with Tim Leacock & Geoff Brock! 8pm start, no cover.
Tuesday
September 26, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
September 27, 2017
8:30 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown
8:30pm start, no cover.
Thursday
September 28, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Dennis Jones
Show starts at 8:30pm, no cover. DENNIS JONES from Maryland USA...
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. While still a young teenager, Jones played guitar in various blues bands in his home state. A little while later he spent some time living in Europe, developing his skills and building an admiring audience. In the mid-80s he relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he greatly expanded his audience, offering a potent mix of classic urban blues songs alongside his own compositions, which maintain the mood although dressed in powerful rock-influenced concepts. He played with guitarist Zac Harmon’s band and others before forming his own group in the mid-90s. This blending of musical genres is reflected in the name of his company, Blue Rock Records, for which he began recording in the early 00s. Included in his band for his second album, 2005’s Passion For The Blues, were Kenny ‘Boudro’ Gray (bass) and Michael Turner (drums), while among the guests were Jimmy ‘Z’ Zavala (blues harp/saxophone), Marshall Thompson (keyboards) and Harmon.
Friday
September 29, 2017
9:00 pm : JC Smith Band
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
J. C. Smith,winner of the 2012 Metro Newspapers Best Of Silicon Valley “Best Original/local Band”, and 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award winner is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an outstanding performer noted for his energy and charisma. Prior to playing guitar, he was the drummer for the Back to Back Blues Band. In 2000, he emerged from behind his drums, armed with a Gibson 335. J. C. attacks the Blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson. The J. C. Smith Band’s current release “Defining Cool” is by far the best recording to date. Listed for the 52nd Grammy Awards for “Best Contemporary Blues CD,” it entered the Living Blues Radio Charts at #16 and was a “Pick to Click” on XM Radio. After 20 weeks on the Roots Report, the CD climbed the charts as high as #25 nationally. In 2004, Smith released “That’s What I’m Talk’n ‘Bout,” co-produced by Grammy Award Nominee Joanna Connor.
12:00 pm : John Rutherford Solo
Lunch Time Solo. Noon-2pm.
.John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Calgary, Alberta who's work, laced with the tonality, phrasing and spirit of the blues, fuses a broad and eclectic range of influences creating a sound distinctly his own. Amidst a long and storied career Rutherford released his debut solo recording in 2010 called Echo Broadcast. Pulling together the various strands of his musical experience and artistic vision, Rutherford's recent work skillfully dove tails a roots/blues/folk/rock vibe with an imaginative and modern songwriters take on the stories, legends, vintage instruments and the soul and feel of the blues.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec
The Zadraves Sisiters for Happy Hour at The Blues Can! Always a treat, this show is always a must-see! Accomponied by the fabulous Tim Leacock on stand-up bass. 5-7pm.
Saturday
September 30, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : JC Smith Band
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
J. C. Smith,winner of the 2012 Metro Newspapers Best Of Silicon Valley “Best Original/local Band”, and 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award winner is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an outstanding performer noted for his energy and charisma. Prior to playing guitar, he was the drummer for the Back to Back Blues Band. In 2000, he emerged from behind his drums, armed with a Gibson 335. J. C. attacks the Blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson. The J. C. Smith Band’s current release “Defining Cool” is by far the best recording to date. Listed for the 52nd Grammy Awards for “Best Contemporary Blues CD,” it entered the Living Blues Radio Charts at #16 and was a “Pick to Click” on XM Radio. After 20 weeks on the Roots Report, the CD climbed the charts as high as #25 nationally. In 2004, Smith released “That’s What I’m Talk’n ‘Bout,” co-produced by Grammy Award Nominee Joanna Connor.
 

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