Events for September 2019

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Sunday
September 1, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 2, 2019
6:00 pm : Youth-Only Jam
Hosted by Marcus Trummer. All youth welcome! 6-9pm.
Youth-Only Jam hosted by Marcus Trummer, the first Monday of every month! 6-9pm.
Tuesday
September 3, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
September 4, 2019
8:30 pm : Camie Leard Band
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
September 5, 2019
8:30 pm : BC Read
Solo show. 8:30pm, no cover.
Award winning singer, songwriter from Canada. He has spent over twenty five years refining his craft in some of the finest clubs & festivals throughout Canada, Europe & US. A unique style of Roots & Blues song writing that has received praise from all over the world. His songs have been used in movies (Something More) and TV shows (The Incredible Story Studio). BC\"s music has been charted in the top 10 by Blues DJ\'s from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Greece, Spain and Germany as well as in North America. 1997\'s \"My Tunes\" made the number 6 spot for Real Blues Magazines top Canadian Blues Albums. In 2000 \"LIVE\" with released after a great solo show was recorded at the Basement in BC\'s home town of Saskatoon. It was featured on CBC Radios \"Saturday Night Blues\". Nominated for a \"WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD\" as the \"Out Standing Blues Recording\". His latest release \"1,000 Miles\" has spent over 20 weeks on the Roots Music Blues Chart, peaking at #7.
Friday
September 6, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Eddie Turner & Trouble
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
Born in Cuba, raised in Chicago Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner honed his craft growing up in Chicago & later Colorado, his music shows the diverse influences of the Afro-Cuban sounds of his homeland and the deep blues of his adopted country. A diverse blend of rock, voodoo blues and R&B peppered with African rhythms, Turner's music moves the feet while simultaneously haunting the soul. In 1974 Eddie played with Grammy-nominee Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, followed by stints with Zephyr & the Legendary 4-nikators. In 1995 he helped form the Otis Taylor Band where his intense guitar work contributed to the band's sound on five CDs & countless tours. His 2005 release Rise resulted in a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut, and was followed by 2006's The Turner Diaries. His release, Miracles & Demons, displays his dynamic guitar work & strong original songwriting. From rap-styled lyrics to funk & groove-based rock to his searing guitar work, Eddie Turner provides infectious, psychedelic urban blues.
Saturday
September 7, 2019
9:00 pm : Eddie Turner & Trouble
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
Born in Cuba, raised in Chicago Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner honed his craft growing up in Chicago & later Colorado, his music shows the diverse influences of the Afro-Cuban sounds of his homeland and the deep blues of his adopted country. A diverse blend of rock, voodoo blues and R&B peppered with African rhythms, Turner's music moves the feet while simultaneously haunting the soul. In 1974 Eddie played with Grammy-nominee Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, followed by stints with Zephyr & the Legendary 4-nikators. In 1995 he helped form the Otis Taylor Band where his intense guitar work contributed to the band's sound on five CDs & countless tours. His 2005 release Rise resulted in a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut, and was followed by 2006's The Turner Diaries. His release, Miracles & Demons, displays his dynamic guitar work & strong original songwriting. From rap-styled lyrics to funk & groove-based rock to his searing guitar work, Eddie Turner provides infectious, psychedelic urban blues.
Sunday
September 8, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 9, 2019
6:00 pm : School Of Rock
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
September 10, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
September 11, 2019
8:30 pm : Blue Mules
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
September 12, 2019
9:00 pm : PowerHouze Band
9:00pm, no cover.
POERHOUZE BAND is a dynamic and diverse multicultural band located in Calgary that plays genres such as R&B, Funk, Soca and Reggae. Variety is the spice of life with PowerHouze. Made up of world-class musicians that have played with distinguished artists such as Ras Michael, Pink, Janet Jack-son, and many more. The band features two keyboard players, a guitar player, drummer, bass player and a female vocalist. There never is a dual moment with the crowd as P{owerHouze is always engaging with the audience through vari-ous contests and dance lessons. These musicians have a natural camaraderie combined with a powerful stage presence that comes from their extensive back-ground in the entertainment industry. The members of PowerHouze are con-cerned with being a positive influence to the community, and such the music they play is suitable for all ages.
Friday
September 13, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Arsen.Shomakhov
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
A Maple Blues Awards nominee, guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008, Arsen formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio that currently features Bruce O’Neill on bass and Chip Hart on drums. Working hard to make a name for himself and the Trio, he has performed at a variety of festivals across the US and Canada including: The King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festivals, and the Calgary International Blues Festival, to name a few.
Saturday
September 14, 2019
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 : Arsen.Shomakhov
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
A Maple Blues Awards nominee, guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008, Arsen formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio that currently features Bruce O’Neill on bass and Chip Hart on drums. Working hard to make a name for himself and the Trio, he has performed at a variety of festivals across the US and Canada including: The King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festivals, and the Calgary International Blues Festival, to name a few.
Sunday
September 15, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 16, 2019
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.
September 17, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
September 18, 2019
8:30 pm : The Wine Soaked Preachers
8:30pm, no cover.
The Wine Soaked Preachers are a four-piece roots band based out of Calgary, Alberta. Writing and preaching their own brand of Alberta-soaked tales, the band is inspired by other proudly Canadian roots acts like Corb Lund and Daniel Romano, as well as dark and dissident storytellers such as The Handsome Family and Timber Timbre.
Thursday
September 19, 2019
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
September 20, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Brent.Parkin
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene and has been playing for audiences in Winnipeg and across Canada for well over 40 years. Brent's music is a mix of Chicago style Blues, Swing, Roots music with some Country and Roots Rock and Roll thrown in for good measure. He is comfortable playing with his band whether it be a 3 piece or up to 7 piece, solo or duo. Check out YouTube for videos including a performance with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra 20 piece band or his solo version of Kingfish Blues. In the early 70's he co-founded several popular blues bands including the popular band Houndog in 1976. In the last 43 years he has been part of the backup bands for such legends as Bo Diddley, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnnie Johnson and Jimmy T99 Nelson and many more. As well as opening shows for such greats as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, John Prine just to name a few. A career highlight was sharing the tour bus and stage with BB King and his band as his opening act.
Saturday
September 21, 2019
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 : Brent.Parkin
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene and has been playing for audiences in Winnipeg and across Canada for well over 40 years. Brent's music is a mix of Chicago style Blues, Swing, Roots music with some Country and Roots Rock and Roll thrown in for good measure. He is comfortable playing with his band whether it be a 3 piece or up to 7 piece, solo or duo. Check out YouTube for videos including a performance with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra 20 piece band or his solo version of Kingfish Blues. In the early 70's he co-founded several popular blues bands including the popular band Houndog in 1976. In the last 43 years he has been part of the backup bands for such legends as Bo Diddley, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnnie Johnson and Jimmy T99 Nelson and many more. As well as opening shows for such greats as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, John Prine just to name a few. A career highlight was sharing the tour bus and stage with BB King and his band as his opening act.
Sunday
September 22, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 23, 2019
8:00 pm : Tim Leacock & Kit Johnson
8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
September 24, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
September 25, 2019
8:30 pm : Dice Deluxe
8:30pm, 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
September 26, 2019
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.
Friday
September 27, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
Saturday
September 28, 2019
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 : Donald Ray Johnson
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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.)
Sunday
September 29, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
September 30, 2019
8:00 pm : Shaye Zadravec and Tim Leacock
8pm, no cover.
 

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