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November 8, 2007

Live Blues Venue Opens in Calgary

Written by
cindy mcleod

Blues music news, Canada

mikeysj

New Calgary Live Music Venue
Mikey’s Juke Joint & Eatery
Live Blues & Singer-Songwriters

Mikey’s Juke Joint & Eatery New Kid on the Blues Block

Saxophone player Mike Clark has stepped out on his own to open Calgary’s newest blues club, Mikey’s Juke Joint and Eatery. Officially opening its doors October 31, 2007, the club showcases live blues acts and singer-songwriters six nights a week, while the menu features Cajun and Southwest cuisine.

Clark is no stranger to the live music club scene, the veteran musician and his band hosted the busy jam session at Morgan’s Pub for the past sixteen years. The Mike Clark Band are also frequently seen on the club circuit and at festivals in Alberta.

Mike Clark is recognized as one of Canada’s top saxophone players, having been nominated three years running for Maple Blues Horn Player of the Year. An in-demand studio player and sideman in a variety of settings, Clark has also lead his own group for nearly two decades and released the critically acclaimed CD Clarkology (2005).

Mikey’s Juke Joint and eatery fills a niche left open by the dearth of live music establishments in Calgary. With the escalating price of real estate and the costs involved with presenting live music, few club owners are willing to take the plunge. With his popularity amongst blues fans here in Calgary, there’s no doubt he’ll be highly successful in his bid to create one of the city’s busiest blues bars.

Mikey’s Juke Joint and Eatery Live Music Listings

Tuesdays
Guitarist and raconteur Tim Williams

Wednesdays
Guitarist John Campbell hosts singer/songwriters

Thursdays
Blues guitarist Johnny V and Acoustic Blues Rambler (alternating duo setting with guitarist Rockin’ Ronny Burke and Glen Yorga’s acoustic bass)

Saturdays
Mike Clark Band hosts an afternoon jam from 3-7 pm

Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10
Calgary-based blues guitarist Ronnie Burke and his Little Voodoo Band.

for more info visit Mikey’s Juke Joint

Mikey’s Juke Joint & Eatery
1901 10 ave SW
403.245.8833

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