Events for October 2018

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Monday
October 1, 2018
9:00 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown
Solo show. 9pm.No cover.
Tuesday
October 2, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
October 3, 2018
8:30 pm : John Rutherford
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
October 4, 2018
8:00 pm : Amy Hef
Showtime 8pm. $15. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your Reservations, or email us your phone number: info@thebluescan.com
Friday
October 5, 2018
9:00 pm : BLUESLAND
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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.
12:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Lunchtime solo 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.
Saturday
October 6, 2018
9:00 pm : BLUESLAND
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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.
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. Come early! A true-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
October 7, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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
October 8, 2018
8:00 pm : Tim Leacock & Kit Johnson
8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
October 9, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
October 10, 2018
8:30 pm : Peter & The Wolves
8:30pm. $10. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your Reservations, or email us your phone number: info@thebluescan.com
Thursday
October 11, 2018
8:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
Showtime 8pm. No cover.
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.)
Friday
October 12, 2018
12:00 pm : John Rutherford
Lunchtime solo show. Noon-2pm
5:00 pm : Widecut Weekend 2018
All tickets for this weekend'd festivities must be purchased at: https://widecutweekend.com/ Check out The Blues Can's line-up!!! https://widecutweekend.com/festival-schedule/
All tickets for this show must be purchased thru Wide Cut Weekend's website: https://widecutweekend.com/ The Blues Can's schedule: https://widecutweekend.com/festival-schedule/
Saturday
October 13, 2018
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. Come early! A true-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!
7:00 pm : Widecut Weekend 2018
All tickets for this weekend'd festivities must be purchased at: https://widecutweekend.com/ Check out The Blues Can's line-up!!! https://widecutweekend.com/festival-schedule/
All tickets for this show must be purchased thru Wide Cut Weekend's website: https://widecutweekend.com/ The Blues Can's schedule: https://widecutweekend.com/festival-schedule/
Sunday
October 14, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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
October 15, 2018
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
October 16, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
October 17, 2018
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.
Thursday
October 18, 2018
8:30 pm : Mojo
8:30pm, no cover.
MOJO... A 4-piece combo that digs deep into the roots of rock and roll, MOJO is a recent arrival on the Calgary blues music scene although the faces are very familiar… Band members are Johnny Jackson on drums, Doug “Old Bones” Boland on bass, Danny “The General” Patton on guitar, and Ethan “Shorty” Askey on vocals, harps, and rhythm guitar.
October 19, 2018
9:00 pm : Kenny \'Blues Boss\' Wayne
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Born Spokane, Washington. Raised New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Based: Vancouver, British Columbia. Home: On the road, somewhere… Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne — resplendent in a brightly colored, French custom-tailored stage suit — hammers out rockin’ boogie woogie, deeply felt blues, and puts a fresh coat of paint on good old-fashioned roots rock and roll. Now with a brand new album, An Old Rock on a Roll on the Stony Plain label, he’s on the road again. He’s been a traveling musician almost all his life, playing in show bands and cover bands in his youth, seeing the world from Texas to Hawaii and from Peoria to Paris. Rediscovering his own blues roots long ago sent his career into overdrive, thanks to his fresh approach to old music, the drive and roaring good-time attitude of his live performances, and his smartly original self-penned songs. As one writer put it: ““When a piano player’s got the three most important things — the playing, the voice, and the look – he becomes the whole package. An artist you just have to see and hear.” Deeply influenced by Fats Domino and Johnnie Johnson, Kenny Wayne’s other heroes include keyboard rockers whose names are beginning to fade into history — men such as Amos Milburn and Bill Doggett, both long overdue for rediscovery by the new generations of blues fans. The new album has been produced by Duke Robillard, who has overseen sessions for Stony Plain by Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Rosco Gordon, Long John Baldry, Herb Ellis, Ronnie Earl and many others. The co-founder of the band Roomful of Blues and a former member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robillard has more than a dozen of his own recordings on Stony Plain. Robillard’s take on Wayne? “He’s a monster pianist, a soulful singer, and he captures of essence of old school blues and boogie while sounding totally fresh and contemporary,” he says.
12:00 pm : Darren Johnson
Lunchtime solo 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 : Jay Coda Walker
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.
Saturday
October 20, 2018
9:00 pm : Kenny \'Blues Boss\' Wayne
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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!!!
Born Spokane, Washington. Raised New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Based: Vancouver, British Columbia. Home: On the road, somewhere… Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne — resplendent in a brightly colored, French custom-tailored stage suit — hammers out rockin’ boogie woogie, deeply felt blues, and puts a fresh coat of paint on good old-fashioned roots rock and roll. Now with a brand new album, An Old Rock on a Roll on the Stony Plain label, he’s on the road again. He’s been a traveling musician almost all his life, playing in show bands and cover bands in his youth, seeing the world from Texas to Hawaii and from Peoria to Paris. Rediscovering his own blues roots long ago sent his career into overdrive, thanks to his fresh approach to old music, the drive and roaring good-time attitude of his live performances, and his smartly original self-penned songs. As one writer put it: ““When a piano player’s got the three most important things — the playing, the voice, and the look – he becomes the whole package. An artist you just have to see and hear.” Deeply influenced by Fats Domino and Johnnie Johnson, Kenny Wayne’s other heroes include keyboard rockers whose names are beginning to fade into history — men such as Amos Milburn and Bill Doggett, both long overdue for rediscovery by the new generations of blues fans. The new album has been produced by Duke Robillard, who has overseen sessions for Stony Plain by Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Rosco Gordon, Long John Baldry, Herb Ellis, Ronnie Earl and many others. The co-founder of the band Roomful of Blues and a former member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robillard has more than a dozen of his own recordings on Stony Plain. Robillard’s take on Wayne? “He’s a monster pianist, a soulful singer, and he captures of essence of old school blues and boogie while sounding totally fresh and contemporary,” he says.
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. Come early! A true-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
October 21, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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
October 22, 2018
8:00 pm : John Rutherford
Solo show. 8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
October 23, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
October 24, 2018
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
October 25, 2018
8:30 pm : Steve Pineo Blues Trio
8:30pm, no cover.
For the last five years Steve Pineo’s Blue Monday Trio has established its self as Calgary’s most exciting and unique blues trios.A prolific songwriter,Steve has penned over one hundred new songs since the band’s inception. They also do rousing versions of blues and R&B classics as well as searing %0’s inspired rock and roll. “Hardwired For the Blues”, the band’s lead off recording has received critical acclaim all over North America and Europe and spotlights Steve’s considerable blues chops and especially his trademark slide guitar.Steve Pineo’s Blue Monday Trio features Kit Johnson on upright and electric bass and Kelly Kruse on drums.
Friday
October 26, 2018
9:00 pm : Dylan Wickens
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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 : John Rutherford
Lunchtime solo show. Noon-2pm
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Happy Hour Friday's with JAY CODA WALKER. 5-7pm.
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.
Saturday
October 27, 2018
9:00 pm : Dylan Wickens
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. General Seating. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your reservations, or email us your phone number & we will call you. info@thebluescan.com The Blues Can... Calgary's premier Live Blues Music room! 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.
3:00 pm : Blues Jam Extraordinaire! Saturdays 3-7 PM
Calgary's Finest Saturday Afternoon BLUES JAM, hosted by Mr. TIM WILLIAMS! 3pm-7pm. Come early! A true-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
October 28, 2018
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey. 3-7pm. All jammers welcome! All ages 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
October 29, 2018
8:00 pm : Shaye Zadravec and Tim Leacock
8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
October 30, 2018
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
October 31, 2018
8:00 pm : HALLOWEEN\'18 with Jay Coda Walker & Blast Train
8pm. No cover.
 

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