Events for May 2018

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Tuesday
May 1, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
May 2, 2018
8:30 pm : WIDECUT WEEKEND Fundraiser May 2, 2018
Tickets for this show must be purchased at www.widecutweekend.com Or... take your chances at the door.
Join us May 2nd at The Blues Can for the Wide Cut Weekend 2018 Line-Up Launch & Festival Fundraiser!!! Please go to: www.widecutweekend.com to get your tickets for this evening. Tom Phillips, Emily Triggs and Bryson Waind & The CB will provide the musical backdrop. Offering SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD DEALS FOR THOSE IN ATTENDANCE!
Thursday
May 3, 2018
8:30 pm : David James and Big River... Johnny Cash Tribute.
Seating starts at 7:30pm, show time 8:30pm.. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations.
David James is one of the world’s leading, most convincing tribute artists in the music business. Most tribute bands consciously try to look, act and sound like their idols. Dave doesn’t have to try. A living prodigy to one of history’s true phenonomens, he is Almost . . . . . Johnny Cash. David nails Johnny\'s mannerisms and voice down. In fact, he was honored to provide Cash\'s voice to the soon to be released movie \"My Father and the Man in Black\", proving that he is the most authentic Johnny Cash Tribute artist in the business. He sings all of the great Cash songs you love, including, \"I Walk the Line:, \"Solitary Man\", \"Get Rhythm\", \"Folsom Prison\", \"Ring of Fire\", and new songs like \"Hurt\" and \"Rusty Cage\". Born on a small farm in Alberta, Dave was exposed to Country and Western music at the beginning of and throughout his childhood. His father, Gabe, made it his mission to introduce Dave to artists he referred to as “the real deal”. The King of them all was . . . of course . . . Johnny Cash!
Friday
May 4, 2018
9:00 pm : Dylan Wickens
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $20 Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
True to the spirit of power trios of the sixties, Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals immediately grab the listener by the ears with their unapologetic take on the blues, by choosing to colour outside the lines with fuzzed up guitars and bass and melodic, hook-heavy vocal lines. Raw, real, modern and traditional; it’s that paradox which defines the sound of these three world- class musicians that have come together to record the aptly titled, Hi Lo-Fi. Wickens’ guitar work transitions between visceral stinging slide and soulful blues/rock with the combination of the two helping to define the band\'s sound as both raw and real but contemplative, while his vocals are gritty and fervent with a “Clapton like growl and urgency” (Blinded By Sound). As a songwriter, Wickens composes well crafted and meaningful songs that often have a melodic twist at the end - a nod to the freestyle playing of 60s power trios.
Saturday
May 5, 2018
9:00 pm : Dylan Wickens
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
True to the spirit of power trios of the sixties, Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals immediately grab the listener by the ears with their unapologetic take on the blues, by choosing to colour outside the lines with fuzzed up guitars and bass and melodic, hook-heavy vocal lines. Raw, real, modern and traditional; it’s that paradox which defines the sound of these three world- class musicians that have come together to record the aptly titled, Hi Lo-Fi. Wickens’ guitar work transitions between visceral stinging slide and soulful blues/rock with the combination of the two helping to define the band\'s sound as both raw and real but contemplative, while his vocals are gritty and fervent with a “Clapton like growl and urgency” (Blinded By Sound). As a songwriter, Wickens composes well crafted and meaningful songs that often have a melodic twist at the end - a nod to the freestyle playing of 60s power trios.
Sunday
May 6, 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
May 7, 2018
7:00 pm : THE STATIC SHIFT*
Youth only jam! 7-10pm. Come & hang out with The Static Shift!
Start time 7pm. The Static Shift .....Drop by & see what it\'s all about for yourself. The Static Shift does it their way....! Today\'s youth passionate about music, especially the Blues - is there anything more exciting? Support youth in music! At all costs... It changes lives.
Tuesday
May 8, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
May 9, 2018
8:30 pm : Camie Leard Band
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
May 10, 2018
8:30 pm : Jason Elmore
8:30pm, no cover.
Voted 'Best Blues' 2012 by the prestigious Dallas Observer Music Awards, Jason Elmore is a Dallas, TX-based guitarist/singer/songwriter that is turning heads in the blues/rock guitar world with his devastating guitar chops and vocals. Whether fronting his high-energy touring band 'Hoodoo Witch' or performing as a solo acoustic act, Elmore is able to bring together elements of American music in his performances that seem to bridge the gap between blues, rock, 60's soul, vintage country, and jazz. He is remarkable in his ability to appeal to fans of all genres of music with his incendiary guitar licks, soulful and powerful old-school vocals, keen sense of humor and imagainative-yet-familiar songwriting. All one needs to do is watch him play live one time in order to have a good understanding of how all these different genres of music have a common thread when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from the listener and taking them to that special place where only the music exists.
Friday
May 11, 2018
9:00 pm : Jason Elmore
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $20 Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Voted 'Best Blues' 2012 by the prestigious Dallas Observer Music Awards, Jason Elmore is a Dallas, TX-based guitarist/singer/songwriter that is turning heads in the blues/rock guitar world with his devastating guitar chops and vocals. Whether fronting his high-energy touring band 'Hoodoo Witch' or performing as a solo acoustic act, Elmore is able to bring together elements of American music in his performances that seem to bridge the gap between blues, rock, 60's soul, vintage country, and jazz. He is remarkable in his ability to appeal to fans of all genres of music with his incendiary guitar licks, soulful and powerful old-school vocals, keen sense of humor and imagainative-yet-familiar songwriting. All one needs to do is watch him play live one time in order to have a good understanding of how all these different genres of music have a common thread when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from the listener and taking them to that special place where only the music exists.
Saturday
May 12, 2018
9:00 pm : Jason Elmore
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Voted 'Best Blues' 2012 by the prestigious Dallas Observer Music Awards, Jason Elmore is a Dallas, TX-based guitarist/singer/songwriter that is turning heads in the blues/rock guitar world with his devastating guitar chops and vocals. Whether fronting his high-energy touring band 'Hoodoo Witch' or performing as a solo acoustic act, Elmore is able to bring together elements of American music in his performances that seem to bridge the gap between blues, rock, 60's soul, vintage country, and jazz. He is remarkable in his ability to appeal to fans of all genres of music with his incendiary guitar licks, soulful and powerful old-school vocals, keen sense of humor and imagainative-yet-familiar songwriting. All one needs to do is watch him play live one time in order to have a good understanding of how all these different genres of music have a common thread when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from the listener and taking them to that special place where only the music exists.
Sunday
May 13, 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
May 14, 2018
6:00 pm : School Of Rock
Youth-only Jam. 6-9pm.
Youth-only Jam hosted by School Of Rock. Second Monday of every month! Featuring the School Of Rock house band. 6-9pm.
Tuesday
May 15, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Wednesday
May 16, 2018

Regular Schedule

- Call for more information

Thursday
May 17, 2018
8:30 pm : Amy Bishop
$20. Show time 8:30pm.
Friday
May 18, 2018
9:00 pm : Jimmy D. Lane
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $20. 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 & 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!!!
Son of legendary Blues-great Jimmy Rogers! "Jimmy D. Lane is an incredible guitarist"...Eric Clapton 1996 "Superhuman! Only the most masterful guitar players can command their instruments this way, and all the practice in the world can't develop it. Jimmy D. Lane is a natural-born guitar monster"....Bob Margolin (Guitarist in the Muddy Waters Band for seven years) Jimmy D. Lane continues touring and performing nationally and internationally...receiving astounding reception the world over. Lane's music is on the rocking side, but is tempered with just the right amount of blues tradition. As Lane states "you can have too much water and too much fire, but with the right amount of both, you can boil an egg." Jimi Hendrix may have moved him to buy a guitar, but Hendrix is just one influence. Lane is a passionate blues singer, songwriter and guitarist with a deep respect for "all those older cats who were there".
Saturday
May 19, 2018
9:00 pm : Jimmy D. Lane
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $20. 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 & 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!!!
Son of legendary Blues-great Jimmy Rogers! "Jimmy D. Lane is an incredible guitarist"...Eric Clapton 1996 "Superhuman! Only the most masterful guitar players can command their instruments this way, and all the practice in the world can't develop it. Jimmy D. Lane is a natural-born guitar monster"....Bob Margolin (Guitarist in the Muddy Waters Band for seven years) Jimmy D. Lane continues touring and performing nationally and internationally...receiving astounding reception the world over. Lane's music is on the rocking side, but is tempered with just the right amount of blues tradition. As Lane states "you can have too much water and too much fire, but with the right amount of both, you can boil an egg." Jimi Hendrix may have moved him to buy a guitar, but Hendrix is just one influence. Lane is a passionate blues singer, songwriter and guitarist with a deep respect for "all those older cats who were there".
Sunday
May 20, 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... goes til 1am tonight!!! 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
May 21, 2018

Regular Schedule

- Call for more information

Tuesday
May 22, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
May 23, 2018
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
May 24, 2018
8:30 pm : Los Tres Hombres - Quien es mas macho
$20. Show time 8:30pm. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations.
Oscar Lopez Tom Phillips Mike Stack Quien es mas macho💪
Friday
May 25, 2018
9:00 pm : Wild T & the Spirit
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $20. 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 & 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!!!
‘Wild T & the Spirit’ is a power trio from Toronto, Canada that just plain rocks! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 20 years! The band has released 4 albums and have been added to many record compilations as well. Their renditions of some Hendrix classics have left their fans aw-struck! Over the years the band has performed thousands of club and festival shows and have been able to share the stage with such great acts as Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Doors, Joe Bonmassa, The Tea Party, Walter Trout, Kim Mitchell, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric Sardinas, and Uli Jon Roth…to name just a few! The band continues to rock everywhere they go!
Saturday
May 26, 2018
9:00 pm : Wild T & the Spirit
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $20. 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 & 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!!!
‘Wild T & the Spirit’ is a power trio from Toronto, Canada that just plain rocks! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 20 years! The band has released 4 albums and have been added to many record compilations as well. Their renditions of some Hendrix classics have left their fans aw-struck! Over the years the band has performed thousands of club and festival shows and have been able to share the stage with such great acts as Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Doors, Joe Bonmassa, The Tea Party, Walter Trout, Kim Mitchell, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric Sardinas, and Uli Jon Roth…to name just a few! The band continues to rock everywhere they go!
Sunday
May 27, 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
May 28, 2018
8:00 pm : Shaye Zadravec and Tim Leacock
8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
May 29, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
May 30, 2018
8:30 pm : The Beverly Thrillbillies
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
May 31, 2018
8:30 pm : Dennis Jones
8:30pm, no cover.
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.
 

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