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January 5, 2009

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Headline Artists Announced

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues festivals, Canada

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest
Feb 23-28

Blues Festival Chases Away Winter Blahs with All-Star Lineup

Headliner artists have been announced for the second annual Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest, slated for the week of February 23-28.

On the roster for the 2009 Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest are the legendary Seattle-based singer Kathi McDonald; Los Angeles singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Oscher; Juno Award-winning guitarist Paul James (Toronto); and a triumvirate of greats, the International Blues Collective, featuring Louisiana guitarist Kenny Neal, Juno winning keyboard man, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne (Vancouver) and veteran lap guitar giant Sonny Rhodes (Los Angeles).

Events throughout the week include the two-part Singing the Blues Vocal Camp on Monday & Tuesday, Feb 23 & 24; the Twilight Blues Concert featuring Kathi McDonald on Wednesday, Feb 25 following the inauguration ceremony for the CBMA Blues Hall of Fame, and Midwinter Dance Parties on Friday, Feb 25 with International Blues Collective and on Saturday with the Paul James Band.

for more information visit www.calgarybluesfest.com

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