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September 6, 2007

Calgary Blues Musicians Raise Funds for Kids

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues concerts, Calgary


Burn Care for Kids
Blues Benefit 2007
Saturday, September 15
Telus Convention Centre

Blues Benefit Hopes to Raise $50k

On Saturday, September 15th, local blues musicians and their fans will gather at the Telus Convention Centre’s to help raise funds for the Burn Care for Kids Blues Benefit 2007.

A host of blues musicians will lend their names to the second annual event, appearing in performance on two stages at MacLeod Hall, from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Among the many names on the headline roster are Grammy Award-winning vocalist/drummer Donald Ray Johnson, vocalist/pianist Kelly Jay of Crowbar fame, and Vancouver-based Russell Jackson, bass player and alumnus of the B.B. King Orchestra.

The musicians will donate their performances and have contributed their recordings to a silent auction, helping raise funds for juvenile burn patients. The event hopes to raise $50,000, raising the bar from the impressive $17, 904.13 raised in 2006.

The two stages, named in honour of late Calgary blues musicians Back Alley John and Jimmy Payne, will run with schedules as below:


4:00  pm  Kelly Jay
5:00  pm  The Lou Rye All Star Band
6:00  pm  Blue Rhino
7:00  pm  The Russell Jackson Band
9:00  pm  The Deborah Ainsworth Band
10:00 pm  Amos Garrett
11:00 pm  Tim Vaughn
12:00 am  Lil’ Blues Kim
1:00  am  Jay Coda Walker


4:30  pm  Black Cherry Perry’s Mississippi Medicine Show
5:30  pm  The Johnson Brothers
6:30  pm  Lindsey Ell
7:30  pm  Gary Martin & The Heavenly Blues Band
8:30  pm  The Jazzmatiks Featuring Michael Gothreau
9:30  pm  The Firm Handshake
10:30 pm  Donald Ray Johnson
12:30 pm  Poppa Dawg
1:15  am  Special Rider

for more information visit www.burncareforkids.org

Saturday, September 15
Burn Care for Kids Blues Benefit 2007
Telus Convention Centre, Calgary

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