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Friday
December 1, 2017
12:00 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown
Solo Live Lunch Show. Noon-2pm.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
TGIF Happy Hours at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : BLUESLAND
Bluesland Horn Band! 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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Calgary’s Bluesland Horn Band is an eight piece group in the classic tradition whose members have graced the stages of festivals and shows throughout North America and Europe. The band’s repertoire of originals and covers ranges through styles such as: Classic Memphis-style R&B Funk and Soul/Jazz 2nd Line New Orleans grooves with a touch of Gospel And straight up Blues Bluesland released its third album Radio Waves this year and it recently sat at number 1 on the !earshot folk/roots/blues charts for Canadian radio. The bands second album "Down In New Orleans" was released in 2014 and was in the top ten of most played roots/blues music albums on the Canadian College Radio Network in 2014. Bluesland taped a pay-per-view concert special which currently airs on the Shaw networks. Audiences at festivals, clubs and theatres have been loving the sound of the big, cookin' horn band. Check out The Bluesland Horn Band, a finalist in 2017 Memphis Challenge.
Saturday
December 2, 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 : BLUESLAND
Bluesland Horn Band! 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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Calgary’s Bluesland Horn Band is an eight piece group in the classic tradition whose members have graced the stages of festivals and shows throughout North America and Europe. The band’s repertoire of originals and covers ranges through styles such as: Classic Memphis-style R&B Funk and Soul/Jazz 2nd Line New Orleans grooves with a touch of Gospel And straight up Blues Bluesland released its third album Radio Waves this year and it recently sat at number 1 on the !earshot folk/roots/blues charts for Canadian radio. The bands second album "Down In New Orleans" was released in 2014 and was in the top ten of most played roots/blues music albums on the Canadian College Radio Network in 2014. Bluesland taped a pay-per-view concert special which currently airs on the Shaw networks. Audiences at festivals, clubs and theatres have been loving the sound of the big, cookin' horn band. Check out The Bluesland Horn Band, a finalist in 2017 Memphis Challenge.
Sunday
December 3, 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 4, 2017
8:00 pm : John Rutherford Solo
Solo show. 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
December 5, 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
December 6, 2017
8:00 pm : The Beverly Thrillbillies
8pm, no cover.
5:00 pm : Wednesday JAZZ IN THE CAN Happy Hours
"Shadow Play" 5-7:30pm.
5pm-7:30pm. No cover.
Thursday
December 7, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Thursday Happy Hour at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
8:30 pm : The Groove Crew
8:30pm, no cover.
Friday
December 8, 2017
9:00 pm : Sonny Rhodes
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Sonny Rhodes (born Clarence Edward Smith, November 3, 1940, Smithville, Texas[1]) is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. He has recorded over two hundred songs. \"I\'m what you call a self-proclaimed Disciple of the Blues!\" said Rhodes about his years playing and singing for fans of blues around the world.[2] He has been nominated fifteen times for the Blues Music Awards, and won the Instrumentalist-Other category in 2011
12:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo Live Lunch Show. 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
TGIF Happy Hours at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
Saturday
December 9, 2017
9:00 pm : Sonny Rhodes
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Sonny Rhodes (born Clarence Edward Smith, November 3, 1940, Smithville, Texas[1]) is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. He has recorded over two hundred songs. \"I\'m what you call a self-proclaimed Disciple of the Blues!\" said Rhodes about his years playing and singing for fans of blues around the world.[2] He has been nominated fifteen times for the Blues Music Awards, and won the Instrumentalist-Other category in 2011
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
December 10, 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 11, 2017
8:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Solo show. 8pm, no cover.
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.
December 12, 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
December 13, 2017
8:30 pm : Ralph Boyd Johnson
8:30pm, 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
December 14, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Thursday Happy Hour at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
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
December 15, 2017
12:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Solo Live Lunch Show. Noon-2pm.
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.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
TGIF Happy Hours at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Charlie Jacobson
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Charlie is friends with 70-somethings who think they’re 20, ‘cause he’s a 20-something who seems like he’s 70. He has a pension for all things retro, including blues music, pompadours, old suitcases and garment bags. All of this foundation building paid off. Charlie’s guitar appears to be part of his body when he’s on stage, like a third arm. It is not uncommon to see him weaving throughout crowds and jumping from drum kit to table, while singing his heart out, and never losing a note on the guitar. With his first musical stage performance occurring at age 4, it is possible that Charlie Jacobson’s first baby soother was a guitar pick. Both of his parents were are musicians and Charlie would fall asleep listening to the sounds of his parent’s band practices. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues giants: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, Sherman “Tank” Doucette, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few.
Saturday
December 16, 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 : Charlie Jacobson
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Charlie is friends with 70-somethings who think they’re 20, ‘cause he’s a 20-something who seems like he’s 70. He has a pension for all things retro, including blues music, pompadours, old suitcases and garment bags. All of this foundation building paid off. Charlie’s guitar appears to be part of his body when he’s on stage, like a third arm. It is not uncommon to see him weaving throughout crowds and jumping from drum kit to table, while singing his heart out, and never losing a note on the guitar. With his first musical stage performance occurring at age 4, it is possible that Charlie Jacobson’s first baby soother was a guitar pick. Both of his parents were are musicians and Charlie would fall asleep listening to the sounds of his parent’s band practices. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues giants: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, Sherman “Tank” Doucette, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few.
Sunday
December 17, 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! Get off your butts on a Sunday night & don't forget your dancin' shoes ;-)
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
December 18, 2017
8:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Solo show. 8pm, 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.
Tuesday
December 19, 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
December 20, 2017
5:00 pm : Wednesday JAZZ IN THE CAN Happy Hours
"Round Midnight" 5-7:30pm
5pm-7:30pm. No cover.
8:30 pm : T. Buckley Trio
8:30pm, no cover.
The T. Buckley Trio deliver soulful laments and gritty truths, wrapped in a cowboy blanket to create a distinct western Canadian flavour. This Calgary trio has been turning heads since they first came onto scene in 2010 with their twist on \"a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.\" T. Buckley acts as the trio\'s lead vocalist and principle songwriter; Derek Pulliam, on stand-up bass and vocals and Tim Leacock on electric guitar, mandolin and vocals. The band brings a more-than memorable stage presence and harmonies that create a sound much larger than their modest stage set up.
Thursday
December 21, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Thursday Happy Hour at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
8:30 pm : Mike Watson and the 6L6\'s
8:30pm, no cover.
Friday
December 22, 2017
12:00 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown
Solo Live Lunch Show. Noon-2pm.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
TGIF Happy Hours at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
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. info@thebluescan.com 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
December 23, 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 : 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. info@thebluescan.com 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.
Sunday
December 24, 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!
Monday
December 25, 2017
12:00 pm : Merry Christmas to all you Blues-Canners <3
We are enjoying this day with family and friends.... we hope you are too! Merry Christmas Blues-Canners! Business as usual tomorrow......
Tuesday
December 26, 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
December 27, 2017
8:30 pm : Jay Coda Walker
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.
5:00 pm : Wednesday JAZZ IN THE CAN Happy Hours
"T. Medd Quartet" 5-7:30pm.
5pm-7:30pm. No cover.
Thursday
December 28, 2017
5:00 pm : Tom Phillips & Tim Leacock
Thursday Happy Hour at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
Friday
December 29, 2017
12:00 pm : Tim Williams
Solo Live Lunch Show. Noon-2pm.
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.
5:00 pm : Shaye & Sydney Zadravec and Tim Leacock
TGIF Happy Hours at The Blues Can! 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Now living in Calgary, Alberta, Don has become a well liked and respected member of the Canadian blues community. Named "Best Canadian Male Blues Vocalist" in 1997 by Real Blues Magazine, Don was also nominated "Best Blues Drummer" in 1997 and Best Male Blues Vocalist in 1998 by the Toronto Blues Society. He was recently nominated "Best Blues Artist" by the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A.)
Saturday
December 30, 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 : Donald Ray Johnson
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. info@thebluescan.com 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!!!
Now living in Calgary, Alberta, Don has become a well liked and respected member of the Canadian blues community. Named "Best Canadian Male Blues Vocalist" in 1997 by Real Blues Magazine, Don was also nominated "Best Blues Drummer" in 1997 and Best Male Blues Vocalist in 1998 by the Toronto Blues Society. He was recently nominated "Best Blues Artist" by the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A.)
Sunday
December 31, 2017
2:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. TODAY.... 2pm-6pm. 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!
7:00 pm : Wild T & the Spirit
WILD T & THE SPIRIT for New Years Eve at The Blues Can! $75.00 a ticket until Dec. 20th, then it's $100 a ticket. 3-course Chef Jessica dinner :-) Reservations required. Dinner starts at 7pm, served til 9pm. Showtime 9pm. Midnight dessert buffet! Don't miss out!!!
‘Wild T & the Spirit’ is a power trio from Toronto, Canada that just plain rocks! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 20 years! The band has released 4 albums and have been added to many record compilations as well. Their renditions of some Hendrix classics have left their fans aw-struck! Over the years the band has performed thousands of club and festival shows and have been able to share the stage with such great acts as Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Doors, Joe Bonmassa, The Tea Party, Walter Trout, Kim Mitchell, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric Sardinas, and Uli Jon Roth…to name just a few! The band continues to rock everywhere they go!
 

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