Events for August 2019

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Thursday
August 1, 2019

Regular Schedule

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Friday
August 2, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Charlie Jacobson
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
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
August 3, 2019
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. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
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
August 4, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 5, 2019
6:00 pm : Youth-Only Jam
Hosted by Marcus Trummer. All youth welcome! 6-9pm.
Youth-Only Jam hosted by Marcus Trummer, the first Monday of every month! 6-9pm.
9:30 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Solo show. 9:30pm, 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.
Tuesday
August 6, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
August 7, 2019
8:30 pm : The Rosellas
Lorrie Mathison, Emilt Triggs, with special guest Rodney DeCroo. 8:30pm, no cover.
Singin and strummin by Emily Triggs and Lorrie Matheson.
Thursday
August 8, 2019
8:30 pm : Steve Pineo
8:30pm, no cover.
Friday
August 9, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Du-Rite Aces
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
This band sounds like all the stuff we dig - blues, jump, rockabilly, western swing, all mixed up into one big stew. So if you like live music played honest with no gimmicks come check us out, good times guaranteed.
Saturday
August 10, 2019
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 : Du-Rite Aces
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
This band sounds like all the stuff we dig - blues, jump, rockabilly, western swing, all mixed up into one big stew. So if you like live music played honest with no gimmicks come check us out, good times guaranteed.
Sunday
August 11, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 12, 2019
6:00 pm : School Of Rock
All youth welcome! 6-9pm.
Youth-only Jam hosted by School Of Rock. Second Monday of every month! Featuring the School Of Rock house band. 6-9pm.
9:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker
Solo show. 9pm, 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
August 13, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
August 14, 2019
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.
Thursday
August 15, 2019
8:30 pm : Misery Mountain Boys
8:30pm, no cover.
Friday
August 16, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
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 17, 2019
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. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
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
August 18, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 19, 2019
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 20, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
August 21, 2019
8:30 pm : Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin
From Ottawa! Showtime 8:30pm, no cover.
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin are an Ottawa based original roots blues/rock band. Gritty vocals and guitar and an “in your face” groove that doesn’t quit! Leigh-Anne Stanton has been nominated as 2108 Maple Blues Awards Bassist of the Year, and the act was a semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019.
August 22, 2019
8:30 pm : Lil\' Jimmy Reed
ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! $20.00. 8:30pm. Please call 403-262-2666 to make your Reservations, or email us your number: info@thebluescan.com
Still playing and touring the World, Li’l Jimmy Reed is the last of the original Louisiana bluesmen. The blues was born in the deep South, a wild outcry against segregation, poverty and hard, back-breaking work. Sadly most of the great musicians who created this vibrant, influential music have passed on, leaving only their recordings to testify to their genius. However, one man, whose career stretches back to the time when rhythm ‘n’ blues was just bursting onto the popular music scene, is still with us and playing better than ever.
Friday
August 23, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Donald Ray Johnson
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
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
August 24, 2019
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 : Mississippi Heat
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
\"One of the most exciting blues ensemble performing today. . . MISSISSIPPI HEAT is one of those bands that defies cliches because each CD is better than the last. . . Pierre Lacocque\'s harmonica technique and musical imagination is superlative. He plays with the finesse and golden tone. Horn players could take lessons from him from the lines he uses.\" – PHIL LLOYD (AMERICAN HARMONICA NEWSLETTER)
Sunday
August 25, 2019
3:00 pm : Sunday Open Blues Jam with BILL DOWEY & THE BLUES
Open Blues Jam... hosted by Bill Dowey & The Blues Devils! 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
7pm - 12am. Open jam... all welcome! Come & dance your a** off on a Sunday night! It's a great time... exciting, exhilarating, up-lifting... come see for yourself!
Gary Martin & Co. host this Sunday night Chicago Blues style jam at The Blues Can. 8pm start. All welcome.
Monday
August 26, 2019
8:00 pm : Shaye Zadravec and Tim Leacock
8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
August 27, 2019
8:00 pm : Tom Phillips and Friends
Honky-Tonk Tuesdays at The Blues Can every Tuesday with Tom Phillips & The DT's! Calgary's FINEST Tuesday night music... 8pm, no cover.
Wednesday
August 28, 2019
8:30 pm : Joey Tenuto Band
8:30pm, no cover.
Joey Tenuto is the next generation of Blues and Rock Singer-songwriter, Entertainer, Guitarist. Before he could walk, he could play guitar. They say he was playing Muddy Waters and Delta Blues by 4 years old. Mentored by some of the best in the business, Joey Tenuto today is at the top of his craft.
Thursday
August 29, 2019
8:00 pm : Amy Bishop
$20. Please call 403-262-2666 to make reservations. Or email us your number: info@thebluescan.com.
Friday
August 30, 2019
5:00 pm : Jay Coda Walker HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm.
9:00 pm : Mike Clark Band
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
Saturday
August 31, 2019
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 : Mike Clark Band
Seating starts at 7:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 day-of-show. 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!!!
 

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