Events for August 2017

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Tuesday
August 1, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
August 2, 2017
8:30 pm : Amy Bishop
Show starts at 8:30pm. No cover, general seating.
6:00 pm : COMEDY IN THE CAN
6pm-7:30pm. $10 cover at the door. General seating.
Hosted by Serena Shane. 6 - 7:30pm. General seating.
Thursday
August 3, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
7:00 pm : The Static Shift
7pm. $5 cover at the door. General seating.
Recording artists and power trio, Mitchell Brady, Keone Friesen, and Isaiah Stonehouse are “The Static Shift”. Their electrifyingly live performance is a collaboration of free flowing precision, old school vibe, and high energy blues / rock. Multiple, international songwriting competition winners, The Static Shift is a must see for live music enthusiasts.
Friday
August 4, 2017
9:00 pm : Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Gary Martin - Chicago Blues Master known as "The Prince of Blues" by his peers. Martin a resident of both Chicago and Calgary is working on a CD as a tribute to his late uncle and mentor Hubert Sumlin, collaborating with some of Chicago's finest legendary blues masters. Martin performs throughout North American and has recently been asked by the President of Sierra Leone to perform at a series of concerts in Africa. He recently performed at a private function for the US Ambassador to Canada at the request of the US Consulate General. As an ethnomusicologist, Martin is often requested to lecture on the "History of the Blues" at universities and colleges.
Saturday
August 5, 2017
9:00 pm : Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Gary Martin - Chicago Blues Master known as "The Prince of Blues" by his peers. Martin a resident of both Chicago and Calgary is working on a CD as a tribute to his late uncle and mentor Hubert Sumlin, collaborating with some of Chicago's finest legendary blues masters. Martin performs throughout North American and has recently been asked by the President of Sierra Leone to perform at a series of concerts in Africa. He recently performed at a private function for the US Ambassador to Canada at the request of the US Consulate General. As an ethnomusicologist, Martin is often requested to lecture on the "History of the Blues" at universities and colleges.
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
Sunday
August 6, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 7, 2017
8:00 pm : Tim Williams
Solo show. 8pm, no cover.
Tim has shared stages with a large roster of well known blues and roots music artists, and the following list is by no means complete: Taj Mahal, Big Jack Johnson, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, The Holmes Brothers, David Lindley, Ramblin\' Jack Elliott, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, John Hammond, Martin Simpson, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Tim's live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments.
Tuesday
August 8, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
August 9, 2017
8:00 pm : Ralph Boyd Johnson
Ralph Boyd Johnson & The Inner City Outlaws. 8pm, no cover.
Ralph Boyd Johnson is a world-class singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The title "songwriter" does not clearly define Ralph’s work. He’s a wordsmith, a poet, and an observer of life who writes songs and poems of every style and genre. His poetry and compelling delivery of the spoken word is what sets him apart from other songwriters.
Thursday
August 10, 2017
8:30 pm : Mike MacKenzie
8:30pm, no cover.
Mike MacKenzie is a Canadian guitarist based out of Calgary, Alberta. He utilizes the guitar in several important aspects of his life, particularly performing, composing, recording and in his job teaching the instrument. Music and the guitar have been a dominating force and compelling passion for the majority of Mike’s life and continues to grow in its vitality. He currently focuses most of his time on the development of his solo project, both in the performance and studio domains. Breeding and blending musical styles has always been at the forefront of Mike’s original sound, but he has always had a thirst for rock music primarily, so this is what neatly ties everything together. Elements of blues, jazz, progressive, psychedelic and funk will also make their presence known and add to the dynamic melting pot that concocts his unique sound.
Friday
August 11, 2017
9:00 pm : Steve Pineo
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Saturday
August 12, 2017
9:00 pm : Steve Pineo
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
Sunday
August 13, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 14, 2017
8:00 pm : John Rutherford Solo
8pm, no cover.
.John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Calgary, Alberta who's work, laced with the tonality, phrasing and spirit of the blues, fuses a broad and eclectic range of influences creating a sound distinctly his own. Amidst a long and storied career Rutherford released his debut solo recording in 2010 called Echo Broadcast. Pulling together the various strands of his musical experience and artistic vision, Rutherford's recent work skillfully dove tails a roots/blues/folk/rock vibe with an imaginative and modern songwriters take on the stories, legends, vintage instruments and the soul and feel of the blues.
Tuesday
August 15, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
August 16, 2017
8:30 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown Band
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
August 17, 2017
8:30 pm : The Flat Whites
8:30pm, no cover.
5:00 pm : JAZZ AT THE CAN!
5pm-7:30pm, no cover. Great dinner specials!
Friday
August 18, 2017
9:00 pm : Dylan Wickens
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
True to the spirit of power trios of the sixties, Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals immediately grab the listener by the ears with their unapologetic take on the blues, by choosing to colour outside the lines with fuzzed up guitars and bass and melodic, hook-heavy vocal lines. Raw, real, modern and traditional; it’s that paradox which defines the sound of these three world- class musicians that have come together to record the aptly titled, Hi Lo-Fi. Wickens’ guitar work transitions between visceral stinging slide and soulful blues/rock with the combination of the two helping to define the band\'s sound as both raw and real but contemplative, while his vocals are gritty and fervent with a “Clapton like growl and urgency” (Blinded By Sound). As a songwriter, Wickens composes well crafted and meaningful songs that often have a melodic twist at the end - a nod to the freestyle playing of 60s power trios.
12:00 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown
Solo show. Noon - 2pm.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
Happy Hour. 5-7pm.
August 19, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : Dylan Wickens
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
True to the spirit of power trios of the sixties, Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals immediately grab the listener by the ears with their unapologetic take on the blues, by choosing to colour outside the lines with fuzzed up guitars and bass and melodic, hook-heavy vocal lines. Raw, real, modern and traditional; it’s that paradox which defines the sound of these three world- class musicians that have come together to record the aptly titled, Hi Lo-Fi. Wickens’ guitar work transitions between visceral stinging slide and soulful blues/rock with the combination of the two helping to define the band\'s sound as both raw and real but contemplative, while his vocals are gritty and fervent with a “Clapton like growl and urgency” (Blinded By Sound). As a songwriter, Wickens composes well crafted and meaningful songs that often have a melodic twist at the end - a nod to the freestyle playing of 60s power trios.
Sunday
August 20, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 21, 2017
8:00 pm : Ralph Boyd Johnson
Solo show. 8pm, no cover.
Ralph Boyd Johnson is a world-class singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The title "songwriter" does not clearly define Ralph’s work. He’s a wordsmith, a poet, and an observer of life who writes songs and poems of every style and genre. His poetry and compelling delivery of the spoken word is what sets him apart from other songwriters.
Tuesday
August 22, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
August 23, 2017
8:30 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Jay Coda Walker & The Travails. 8:30pm. No cover.
With over 200 original songs, Jay Coda Walker is a man with the ability to inspire people each time he performs. He’s a triple-threat—poetic writing, distinctive playing and unforgettable performing. Jay Coda has an astounding range of musical ability that makes people rush to the dance floor one minute and have tears well the next. Blessed with a voice that can make a grown man weep, Jay Coda is a performer that puts you in awe every time he takes the stage.
Thursday
August 24, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
8:30 pm : Tim Williams
8:30pm, no cover.
Tim has shared stages with a large roster of well known blues and roots music artists, and the following list is by no means complete: Taj Mahal, Big Jack Johnson, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, The Holmes Brothers, David Lindley, Ramblin\' Jack Elliott, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, John Hammond, Martin Simpson, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Tim's live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments.
Friday
August 25, 2017
9:00 pm : The Good The Bad and The Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
12:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo Lunch. Noon-2pm.
For the last ten years, Darren has been a fixture on the Canadian blues and roots scene - working with the likes of Amos Garrett, Tim Williams, Jim Byrnes, John Lee Saunders, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few. His music has been described as "somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Nelson". His songwriting is simple, yet deals with everyday situations for everyday people. His sound is a throwback to yesteryear, one may find themselves deceived by the contrast between what they are hearing verses what they are seeing... Hailing from Okotoks Alberta, Darren spends most of his time touring the western provinces of Canada as either a solo or duo act. Eastern Canada has received only a limited taste of Darren's music - tours in 2004, 2006 and 2008 garnered favorable responses. European audiences were introduced via a "mini" tour in 2003. Four albums later, Darren’s music has reached throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Australia through CD sales.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
Happy Hour. 5-7pm.
Saturday
August 26, 2017
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. A Blues musical experience you'll never forget! C'mon down to The Blues Can & experience an authentic traditional Blues Jam. Whether you're a musician or a live-music supporter, The Blues Can is where you'll want to be on a Saturday afternoon!
The absolute finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam there is! Saturday's 3-7pm. C\'mon out & hear/play with the most passionate authentic bluesy crowd around. Get yourself a great table & a Cajun meal & participate in a True-Blues Experience!
9:00 pm : The Good The Bad and The Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Shows start at 9pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. General Seating, but for Reserved Parties of 6 or more we have your tables ready for you. The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room & always a great value!!! YOU keep coming so WE can keep 'em coming! Thank You Blues-Canners... WE <3 YOU! Thank you for supporting Calgary's Live Music scene!!!
Sunday
August 27, 2017
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All Jammers Welcome! Bring your thing & c'mon down to an authentic Blues Jam hosted by one of Calgary's finest True-Blues Musicians! Kids welcome! Great food & drink specials all day. Blues-Canners we LOVE you!
8:00 pm : Gary Martin\'s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 28, 2017
8:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
Shaye Zadravec, Sydney Zadravec, Tim Leacock, Geoff Brock. 8pm start, no cover.
Tuesday
August 29, 2017
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips FATS Tuesday Open Stage Jam
Musicians wanted! Open to all! 8pm-12am. Come down to The Blues Can & hang out with some of Calgary's FINEST Musicians & Jammers. Whether you're a player or an enjoyer... this will be just for you <3 All welcome!
Come one come all! Open stage jam that all can enjoy! Hosted by one of Calgary\'s premier musicians.. Tom Phillips himself.
Wednesday
August 30, 2017
8:30 pm : Dice Deluxe
8:30pm, no cover.
Between the Badlands of Alberta and the Rocky Mtns, Dice Deluxe formed a unique blend of swampy jump blues and hoodoo boogie! A 3piece band from Calgary, writing and performing original music about local places and icons, as well as putting their stamp on some great cover tunes. The band plays in and around the Southern Alberta area.
Thursday
August 31, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
8:30 pm : The Groove Crew
8:30pm, no cover.
 

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