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February 13, 2009

Edmonton’s Blues Bash Dance Party 3

Written by
cindy mcleod

live blues music, Canada

Blues Bash Dance Party 3


Blues Bash Dance Party
Harmonica Blowout!
Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8:00
Bonnie Doon Hall, Edmonton

Back-to-Back Blues Harmonica to Rock Dance Party

Jimmy Guiboche (the Sleepers) and the Edmonton Blues Society the third installment of their now-famous Blues Bash Dance Party series, with the “Harmonica Blowout! starring New York’s Little Mike (Tornadoes) and Vancouver’s Sherman “Tank” Doucette.

The pair will be backed by an all-star band of Edmonton blues greats, with Jimmy Guiboche (guitar), Graham Guest (piano and organ), Chris Brzezicki (bass), and Grant Stovel (drums). The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Bonny Doon Hall in Edmonton.

Little Mike’s work dates back to the late 70’s when he formed the Tornadoes, one New York City busiest blues bands. The self-described “working class band” backed artists such as Big Walter Horton, Otis Rush, Bo Didley, Lightning Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton, as well as toured with blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. Little Mike has made several recordings over the years including a couple of releases on the Blind Pig label.

Canada’s own, Sherman Doucette has been a major force on the Vancouver music scene for over 30 years, and is known as one of the finest blues singer/ harp players in the country. Aside from his work as bandleader of the the Vancouver-based Incognito, Sherman has shared the stage with John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Pine Top Perkins, Sunnyland Slim, Long John Baldry and many others. ful blues jams including the Yale Hotel, The Fairview and the Max.

Special guests the Boogie Patrol will open the show. The roots/blues/funk/soul group is co-led by guitarist Yuji Ihara (Osaka, Japan) and harp player/vocalist “Rotten” Dan Shinnan (Edmonton).

Tickets are $25 in advance at Megatunes, and $30 at the door.

for more info visit www.edmontonbluessociety.net

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