Events for July 2017

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Saturday
July 1, 2017
9:00 pm : Poppa Dawg
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!!!
\"Poppa Dawg is one of those ‘one-man-army’ crusaders that Blues (and all indie music) depends on so dearly. The concept of devoting one’s life to music with the Joy Factor being the no. 1 goal is something that the ‘greed-driven’ just can’t grasp. There’s always hope for music and mankind when there are crusaders like Rick in abundance and in some places (outside of North America) people who devote their lives to making and promoting blues are revered and respected. Besides leading his own band and making his own Blues, Poppa Dawg is ‘The Man’ when it comes to Interior, British Columbia. He keeps everything going, connecting clubs with artists, helping touring bands get gigs in Kelowna or Nelson, encourages venues to at least try live music and runs a website/e-mail newsletter that keeps us all informed. So, even outside of a recording context he is invaluable and irreplaceable. Dawg has an easy-on-the-ears, natural blues voice and his guitar work betrays decades of influences from Johnny Watson to Elvin Bishop. Tasty and tasteful. But, it’s his song writing that really surprises. Great lyrics and humorous poetry abound set to catchy riffs designed for the sacroiliac. Several tracks are very memorable and worthy of ‘borrowing’, so let’s hope Dawg gets these to some ‘stars’ for exposure and royalties.\" Andy \'Blues Boy\' Grigg
Sunday
July 2, 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
July 3, 2017

Regular Schedule

- Call for more information

Tuesday
July 4, 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
July 5, 2017
8:30 pm : Jay Coda Walker
8:30pm, 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
July 6, 2017
8:30 pm : Steve Pineo
8:30pm. No cover.
12:00 pm : Ralph Boyd Johnson
Noon-2pm.
Ralph Boyd Johnson is a world-class singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The title "songwriter" does not clearly define Ralph’s work. He’s a wordsmith, a poet, and an observer of life who writes songs and poems of every style and genre. His poetry and compelling delivery of the spoken word is what sets him apart from other songwriters.
Friday
July 7, 2017
9:00 pm : Ron Burke & Alittle Voodoo
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!!!
In late 1992, Alittle Voodoo began playing all over western Canada. By 1993 they recorded their first live CD over three rockin\' nights in Banff\'s Legendary club the Rose and Crown. In 1994, Alittle Voodoo began touring with blues/rock acts: Colin James, the late Jeff Healey, The Headstones, Paul Rodgers, Long John Baldry, David Gogo, Omar and the Howlers, Bo Diddley and a host of others. Alittle Voodoo is led by frontman and guitar mauler, Ron Burke. Likened to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winters, and a few others. Ron’s barrelhouse vocals partnered with his steamroller guitar playing won’t let you believe you are hearing a 3 piece band. In 1994, the band was recognized with Best Band of the Year, with Ron also taking the honours as Best Male Vocalist and Best Guitar Player at the CJ92 awards.
Saturday
July 8, 2017
9:00 pm : Du-Rite Aces
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!!!
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.
Sunday
July 9, 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
July 10, 2017
7:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
No cover.
Tuesday
July 11, 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
July 12, 2017
8:30 pm : T. Buckley Trio
8:30pm start. No cover.
The T. Buckley Trio deliver soulful laments and gritty truths, wrapped in a cowboy blanket to create a distinct western Canadian flavour. This Calgary trio has been turning heads since they first came onto scene in 2010 with their twist on \"a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.\" T. Buckley acts as the trio\'s lead vocalist and principle songwriter; Derek Pulliam, on stand-up bass and vocals and Tim Leacock on electric guitar, mandolin and vocals. The band brings a more-than memorable stage presence and harmonies that create a sound much larger than their modest stage set up.
Thursday
July 13, 2017
8:30 pm : Tom Phillips and the Men of Constant Sorrow
No cover.
12:00 pm : Steve Pineo
Live Stampede Lunch! Noon - 2pm. No cover, no reservations needed.
Friday
July 14, 2017
9:00 pm : Troy Turner
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!!!
Troy has spent the last decade playing all over the world, and has shared the stage with stars like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Etta James, The Neville Brothers, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Derek Trucks, War, Steppenwolf, Spirit, Ohio Players, Beau Jocque, Koko Taylor, Jeff Healey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie Raitt, Wild Cherry, Guitar Slim, Jr., Living Colour’s Muzz Skillings and CJ Chenier. He currently lives in New Orleans, but considers the road his home. When he’s on stage playing, his head thrown back, eye’s closed. It’s easy to see that Troy is the living embodiment of the blues.
12:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Solo show, noon-2pm.
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.
Saturday
July 15, 2017
9:00 pm : Troy Turner
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!!!
Troy has spent the last decade playing all over the world, and has shared the stage with stars like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Etta James, The Neville Brothers, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Derek Trucks, War, Steppenwolf, Spirit, Ohio Players, Beau Jocque, Koko Taylor, Jeff Healey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie Raitt, Wild Cherry, Guitar Slim, Jr., Living Colour’s Muzz Skillings and CJ Chenier. He currently lives in New Orleans, but considers the road his home. When he’s on stage playing, his head thrown back, eye’s closed. It’s easy to see that Troy is the living embodiment of the blues.
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
July 16, 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
July 17, 2017
8:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo show. 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
July 18, 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
July 19, 2017
8:30 pm : Camie Leard Band
No cover.
Thursday
July 20, 2017
8:30 pm : Tremoloco
Show starts at 8:30pm. No cover.
Tremoloco is an eclectic roots band who have been described as Sonoran Gothic Folk, Gulf Coast roots and Mexican-Americana. Blending Mexican music with Roots/Country music is no easy task. It certainly helps that they are well versed in several styles including Folk, Country, Honky Tonk, Tex-Mex, Rancheros, Cumbias and Zydeco all the while writing and performing original songs in both English and Spanish.
Friday
July 21, 2017
9:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
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!!!
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.)
12:00 pm : Ralph Boyd Johnson
Solo Lunch Show. Noon-2pm.
Ralph Boyd Johnson is a world-class singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The title "songwriter" does not clearly define Ralph’s work. He’s a wordsmith, a poet, and an observer of life who writes songs and poems of every style and genre. His poetry and compelling delivery of the spoken word is what sets him apart from other songwriters.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
Saturday
July 22, 2017
9:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
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!!!
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
July 23, 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
July 24, 2017
12:00 pm : Closed today :-(
Private function.
Sorry Blues-Canners... Business as usual tomorrow.
Tuesday
July 25, 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
July 26, 2017
8:00 pm : The Beverly Thrillbillies
No cover.
Thursday
July 27, 2017
8:30 pm : The Blue Mules
Show starts at 8:30pm. No cover.
Trent Schmiedge, singer and guitarist for the Blue Mules always envisioned having his own blues band. There were many forks in the road of the journey; however, with the perseverance of the band’s namesake, things came together just as they should. The Blue Mules are three guys who love to play music! If a genre had to be chosen it would be the “The Blues”, however, the band is so much more with foot stomping energy, a groove and searing guitar tone that cannot be denied. The band recorded their debut CD, “The Blues Ain’t that Bad”, at Fame Machine Studio. Earl Pereira, of the Steadies and former Wide Mouth Mason member, produced, mastered, mixed and tweaked growls, thumps and sweet tones for the Blue Mules. The album was released late summer of 2013 on Dynasty Records, with distribution through HMV and FYE stores across North America and digital distribution through CD Baby.
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
Friday
July 28, 2017
9:00 pm : The Whisper Kings
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!!!
Alberta's finest.... featuring Claude Godin, Paul Finn, Tom Roschkov, and Kelly Pikula.
12:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo Lunch Show. 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 and Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
Saturday
July 29, 2017
9:00 pm : The Whisper Kings
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!!!
Alberta's finest.... featuring Claude Godin, Paul Finn, Tom Roschkov, and Kelly Pikula.
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
July 30, 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
July 31, 2017

Regular Schedule

- Call for more information

 

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