Events for November 2018

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Thursday
November 1, 2018
8:00 pm : The Blues Can presents: FRONT PORCH ROOTS REVUE
Show time 8pm, $10 cover. Please call 403-262-2666 if you would like to make Reservations, or email us your number: info@thebluescan.com
Front Porch Roots Revue has earned a reputation as an act that is both exciting and dependable yet one that is continually evolving and coming at at its audiences from any number of musical reference points. With bassist Ron Rault, harmonica player David “Crawdad Cantera” , guitarist Gord Matthews and drummer Thom Moon as the current “core” members, Front Porch continues to work from the premise that there is strength in numbers. The other constant is the Front Porch Roots Revue equation is that there is no reason to not explore both the music written by band members, songs found in the discographies of great artists that make for great theme based shows, and traditional music, whether it be blues, country, gospel and/or folk.
Friday
November 2, 2018
9:00 pm : Mojo
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!!!
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.
Saturday
November 3, 2018
9:00 pm : Mike Clark Band
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!!!
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
November 4, 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
November 5, 2018
6:00 pm : Youth-Only Jam
Youth Jam hosted by MARCUS TRUMMER. 6-9pm.
Youth-Only Jam hosted by Marcus Trummer, the first Monday of every month! 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
November 6, 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
November 7, 2018
8:00 pm : Power Houze
8pm showtime. No cover.
Thursday
November 8, 2018
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
November 9, 2018
9:00 pm : Scott Ellison
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!!!
A talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker, Scott Ellison was born on February 13, 1954, in Tulsa, OK. By the \'70s, Tulsa had become an unexpected hotbed of blues-based rock bands as proven by both Eric Clapton and Freddie King\'s backing bands hailing from the area. It was the perfect match for Ellison with his heavy guitar shredding blues style. It was around that same time that Ellison began playing with legends in the business, such as country singer Jesseca James (Conway Twitty\'s daughter) in 1977 and renowned bluesman Clarence \"Gatemouth\" Brown in 1981. Ellison relocated to Los Angeles, CA by the mid-\'80s, however, keeping his music career going by playing with The Box Tops. The Shirelles, Marvalettes, JJ Jackson, The Drifters, The Coasters, Gary \"US\" Bonds and Peaches & Herb. By the \'90s he had formed his own blues band and opened for the likes of Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Leon Russell, Bobby Bland and Buddy Guy.
Saturday
November 10, 2018
9:00 pm : Scott Ellison
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!!!
A talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker, Scott Ellison was born on February 13, 1954, in Tulsa, OK. By the \'70s, Tulsa had become an unexpected hotbed of blues-based rock bands as proven by both Eric Clapton and Freddie King\'s backing bands hailing from the area. It was the perfect match for Ellison with his heavy guitar shredding blues style. It was around that same time that Ellison began playing with legends in the business, such as country singer Jesseca James (Conway Twitty\'s daughter) in 1977 and renowned bluesman Clarence \"Gatemouth\" Brown in 1981. Ellison relocated to Los Angeles, CA by the mid-\'80s, however, keeping his music career going by playing with The Box Tops. The Shirelles, Marvalettes, JJ Jackson, The Drifters, The Coasters, Gary \"US\" Bonds and Peaches & Herb. By the \'90s he had formed his own blues band and opened for the likes of Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Leon Russell, Bobby Bland and Buddy Guy.
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
November 11, 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
November 12, 2018
5:00 pm : School Of Rock
Youth-only Jam! 5-8pm.
Youth-only Jam hosted by School Of Rock. Second Monday of every month! Featuring the School Of Rock house band. 6-9pm.
8:00 pm : Tim Leacock & Kit Johnson
8pm. No cover.
Tuesday
November 13, 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
November 14, 2018
8:30 pm : Camie Leard Band
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
November 15, 2018
8:00 pm : Doc MacLean and Albert Frost - CanAfrica Tour
Showtime 8pm, $10 cover. Please call 403-262-2666 if you would like to make Reservations, or email us your number: info@thebluescan.com
The CanAfrica blues... Doc MacLean and Albert Frost. One guy played with Son House, the other with Ali Farka Toure. So now now, CanAfrica Blues: a playful, yet respectful collaboration by these unique, yet complimentary artists– each of whom mix traditional and contemporary blues and roots music from their own continents.
Friday
November 16, 2018
9:00 pm : James Armstrong
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!!!
California born James Armstrong is one of a very few seasoned artists who manages to honor the sound of traditional blues while giving it the contemporary grit to which fans love to groove. He's been nominated for Two WC Handy Awards.
Saturday
November 17, 2018
9:00 pm : James Armstrong
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!!!
California born James Armstrong is one of a very few seasoned artists who manages to honor the sound of traditional blues while giving it the contemporary grit to which fans love to groove. He's been nominated for Two WC Handy Awards.
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
November 18, 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
November 19, 2018
8:00 pm : Mark Sadlier Brown
Solo show, 8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
November 20, 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
November 21, 2018
8:30 pm : Mike Fury 4
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
November 22, 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.
Friday
November 23, 2018
9:00 pm : Steve Pineo
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!!!
Saturday
November 24, 2018
9:00 pm : Ron Burke & Alittle Voodoo
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!!!
In late 1992, Alittle Voodoo began playing all over western Canada. By 1993 they recorded their first live CD over three rockin\' nights in Banff\'s Legendary club the Rose and Crown. In 1994, Alittle Voodoo began touring with blues/rock acts: Colin James, the late Jeff Healey, The Headstones, Paul Rodgers, Long John Baldry, David Gogo, Omar and the Howlers, Bo Diddley and a host of others. Alittle Voodoo is led by frontman and guitar mauler, Ron Burke. Likened to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winters, and a few others. Ron’s barrelhouse vocals partnered with his steamroller guitar playing won’t let you believe you are hearing a 3 piece band. In 1994, the band was recognized with Best Band of the Year, with Ron also taking the honours as Best Male Vocalist and Best Guitar Player at the CJ92 awards.
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
November 25, 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
November 26, 2018
8:00 pm : Shaye Zadravec and Tim Leacock
8pm, no cover.
Tuesday
November 27, 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
November 28, 2018
8:30 pm : John Rutherford
8:30pm, no cover.
Thursday
November 29, 2018
8:00 pm : Amy Bishop
Showtime 8pm, $15 cover. Please call 403-262-2666 if you would like to make Reservations, or email us your number: info@thebluescan.com
Friday
November 30, 2018
9:00 pm : Charlie Jacobson
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!!!
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.
 

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