Events for December 2018

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Saturday
December 1, 2018
9:00 pm : Charlie Jacobson
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
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. All of this foundation building paid off. Charlie’s guitar appears to be part of his body when he’s on stage, like a third arm. It is not uncommon to see him weaving throughout crowds and jumping from drum kit to table, while singing his heart out, and never losing a note on the guitar. With his first musical stage performance occurring at age 4, it is possible that Charlie Jacobson’s first baby soother was a guitar pick. Both of his parents were are musicians and Charlie would fall asleep listening to the sounds of his parent’s band practices. 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.
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!
Sunday
December 2, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 3, 2018
6:00 pm : Youth-Only Jam
Hosted by Marcus Trummer. 6-9pm.
Youth-Only Jam hosted by Marcus Trummer, the first Monday of every month! 6-9pm.
9:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
9pm, 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
December 4, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
December 5, 2018
8:00 pm : The Rosellas
Showtime 8pm. No cover.
Singin and strummin by Emily Triggs and Lorrie Matheson.
Thursday
December 6, 2018
8:30 pm : Tim Williams
8:30pm, no cover.
Tim has shared stages with a large roster of well known blues and roots music artists, and the following list is by no means complete: Taj Mahal, Big Jack Johnson, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, The Holmes Brothers, David Lindley, Ramblin\' Jack Elliott, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, John Hammond, Martin Simpson, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Tim's live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments.
Friday
December 7, 2018
9:00 pm : Rusty Reed
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Saturday
December 8, 2018
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 : Rusty Reed
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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
December 9, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 10, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Olsen & The Wreckage
8pm, cover by donation.
December 11, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
December 12, 2018
8:00 pm : LOVEBULLIES
8pm, no cover.
Thursday
December 13, 2018
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.
Friday
December 14, 2018
9:00 pm : Paul Kype and Texas Flood
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Formed in 1993, Texas Flood began as a tribute to the late Texas blues man Stevie Ray Vaughan. Over the years Texas Flood has expanded its repertoire to include a wide range of blues and rock classics. Texas Flood began adding original music to its setlist in the late 90s and released the first Paul Kype and Texas Flood CD \"Get It In Ya\" in 2003. Texas Floods original songs have recieved some Canadian radio airplay and have become a standout of thier live shows. The Bands mixture of well known covers and great original songs continues to impress audiences across Canada.
Saturday
December 15, 2018
9:00 pm : Paul Kype and Texas Flood
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Formed in 1993, Texas Flood began as a tribute to the late Texas blues man Stevie Ray Vaughan. Over the years Texas Flood has expanded its repertoire to include a wide range of blues and rock classics. Texas Flood began adding original music to its setlist in the late 90s and released the first Paul Kype and Texas Flood CD \"Get It In Ya\" in 2003. Texas Floods original songs have recieved some Canadian radio airplay and have become a standout of thier live shows. The Bands mixture of well known covers and great original songs continues to impress audiences across Canada.
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!
Sunday
December 16, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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!
Monday
December 17, 2018
8:00 pm : Tim Williams
Solo show. 8pm, no cover.
Tim has shared stages with a large roster of well known blues and roots music artists, and the following list is by no means complete: Taj Mahal, Big Jack Johnson, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, The Holmes Brothers, David Lindley, Ramblin\' Jack Elliott, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, John Hammond, Martin Simpson, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Tim's live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments.
Tuesday
December 18, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
December 19, 2018
8:00 pm : Dice Deluxe
8pm, no cover.
Between the Badlands of Alberta and the Rocky Mtns, Dice Deluxe formed a unique blend of swampy jump blues and hoodoo boogie! A 3piece band from Calgary, writing and performing original music about local places and icons, as well as putting their stamp on some great cover tunes. The band plays in and around the Southern Alberta area.
Thursday
December 20, 2018
8:30 pm : The Flat Whites
8:30pm, no cover.
Friday
December 21, 2018
9:00 pm : Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Gary Martin - Chicago Blues Master known as "The Prince of Blues" by his peers. Martin a resident of both Chicago and Calgary is working on a CD as a tribute to his late uncle and mentor Hubert Sumlin, collaborating with some of Chicago's finest legendary blues masters. Martin performs throughout North American and has recently been asked by the President of Sierra Leone to perform at a series of concerts in Africa. He recently performed at a private function for the US Ambassador to Canada at the request of the US Consulate General. As an ethnomusicologist, Martin is often requested to lecture on the "History of the Blues" at universities and colleges.
Saturday
December 22, 2018
9:00 pm : Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Gary Martin - Chicago Blues Master known as "The Prince of Blues" by his peers. Martin a resident of both Chicago and Calgary is working on a CD as a tribute to his late uncle and mentor Hubert Sumlin, collaborating with some of Chicago's finest legendary blues masters. Martin performs throughout North American and has recently been asked by the President of Sierra Leone to perform at a series of concerts in Africa. He recently performed at a private function for the US Ambassador to Canada at the request of the US Consulate General. As an ethnomusicologist, Martin is often requested to lecture on the "History of the Blues" at universities and colleges.
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!
Sunday
December 23, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 24, 2018

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Tuesday
December 25, 2018
12:00 pm : Closed today... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
On behalf of all the Staff at THE BLUES CAN... Merry Christmas to all you wonderful Blues-Canners! We love you!
Wednesday
December 26, 2018
7:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Boxing Day entertainment! 7pm, 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.
Thursday
December 27, 2018
8:00 pm : Mike Clark Band
8pm, no cover.
Friday
December 28, 2018
9:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Now living in Calgary, Alberta, Don has become a well liked and respected member of the Canadian blues community. Named "Best Canadian Male Blues Vocalist" in 1997 by Real Blues Magazine, Don was also nominated "Best Blues Drummer" in 1997 and Best Male Blues Vocalist in 1998 by the Toronto Blues Society. He was recently nominated "Best Blues Artist" by the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A.)
Saturday
December 29, 2018
9:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Now living in Calgary, Alberta, Don has become a well liked and respected member of the Canadian blues community. Named "Best Canadian Male Blues Vocalist" in 1997 by Real Blues Magazine, Don was also nominated "Best Blues Drummer" in 1997 and Best Male Blues Vocalist in 1998 by the Toronto Blues Society. He was recently nominated "Best Blues Artist" by the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A.)
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!
Sunday
December 30, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 31, 2018
7:30 pm : Boogie Patrol
NEW YEARS EVE at The Blues Can! Featuring BOOGIE PATROL, 3-course dinner, midnite dessert buffet, bubbly & all the bells & whistles! Showtime 9pm, dinner starts at 7:30pm. $75.00 per person. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your Reservations, or email us your number: info@thebluescan.com
"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
 

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