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February 15, 2006

Canadian Guitarists Showcased in Calgary

Written by
cindy mcleod

Seven of western Canada’s finest guitarists come together in concert on Sunday, February 19th in Calgary for “Guitarmania VII”. The event showcases the guitar masters in individual sets backed by a top-notch ensemble featuring Andrew Glover (keyboards), Dave Chobot(bass), and Steve Hoy (drums).

Kaos Bluesand the Calgary Blues Music Association, producers of the Kaos Blues Festival held annually in June, are presenting the show as part of their ongoing concert season.

Featured guitarists for ‘Guitarmania Vll’ include:

Bill Johnson
“Victoria’s guitar flame-thrower”

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’, palpitatin’, 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

For more information visit www.kaosblues.com

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