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September 15, 2007

Blues at the Bow Presents Special Concert

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues concerts, Canada

Blues at the Bow Steps Out with Texas Flood and Jerry Doucette

Blues At The Bow steps out of their ongoing concert season to present blues greats Texas Flood with special guest Jerry Doucette in a double-header concert. The show gets underway tonight at the legendary southern Alberta venue, and is a public concert presented in conjunction with the Medicine Hat Harley Association.

Led by Lethbridge-based guitarist Paul Kype, the four piece Texas Flood has a wide audience in the west for their gritty sound that is reminiscent of Kype’s influences such as Clapton, Hendrix, and Steve Ray Vaughn. Kype is a masterful guitarist who also happens to be a sideman in Doucette’s band. Texas Flood also features guitarist Leah Marie King, whom along with Kype, also form the popular roots/blues guitar duo ‘Blue Shift’.

Vancouver based guitarist and composer Jerry Doucette is described as one of Canada’s most influential and under-rated performers. Over the last thirty-plus years he has carved his name in the music industry as a pop-rock giant. Best known for his monumental hit record Mama Let Him Play (1977), which saw him touring North America opening for the likes of Bob Welch and Meatloaf, Doucette has gone on to release a handful of records that showcase his guitar prowess and a keen pop sense, as well as doing session work with the likes of Aldo Nova and Prism, and live performances opening for the likes of The Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Doobie Brothers and The Beach Boys. Ongoing legal battles over control of Doucette’s music were finally laid to rest in the early ’90’s and he re-emerged from the experience with the Price of an Education (1995).

for more information visit www.bluesathebow.com

Saturday, September 15, 2007
Texas Flood with Jerry Doucette
Blues at the Bow, Alberta

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