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January 17, 2006

Kaos Blues Announces Guitarmania Vll

Written by
cindy mcleod

Kaos Blues and the Calgary Blues Music Association have announced the seventh installment of their Guitarmania event will be held in Calgary February 19, 2006. Guitarmania Vll will feature six of western Canada�s finest guitarists in a club concert setting.

Guitarists headlining the show are the legendaryAmos Garrett; virtuoso Jack Semple; bluesman Johnny V; roots & blues favourite Lester Quitzau; country phenomenon Dave Hamiltion; and jazz/fusion wizard Gary Wolfe. The six guitarists will be backed by a top drawer band including Andrew Glover (keyboards), Dave Chobot (bass), and Steve Hoy (drums), and will be showcased in individual sets throughout the evening, when at midnight the artists will share the stage for an all-star jam.

About the artists:

Amos Garrett: �nobody can make sweeter smoke come out of a telecaster�

Jack Semple: �a guitar player�s guitar player�

Johnny V: �vibratin�, pulsatin�, oscillatin�, agitatin�, circulatin�, gyratin�, palpatin�, leg breakin�, hip shakin�, back-bacon boogie�

Lester Quitzau: �scorching guitar, impassioned vocals, massive grooves�

Gary Wolfe: �an unsung Canadian guitar hero!�

Dave Hamilton: �stole the show from Katy Moffatt and John Hiatt�

Guitarmania Vll
Sunday, February 19th
Ranchman�s, Calgary

Kaos Blues and Calgary Blues Music Association are the presenters of the Kaos Blues Festival, held annually in Calgary. The second annual event will he held June 23, 24 & 25th, 2006, and features three days of live blues in an historic outdoor setting.

For more information about Guitarmania Vll or Kaos Blues and the Calgary Blues Music Association, visit www.kaosblues.com

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