Blues fans are in for a real treat in September with two top tier blues acts coming to White Rock Blue Frog Studios. These musicians know how to put on a show. In front of thousands people at a festival or a 100 seat venue they always deliver the same intensity and verve on stage.
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With a career spanning 27 years, nine albums and the winner of the Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Quebec blues belter Angel Forrest added more kudos to her resume with the success of last year’s album, Angel s 11, which garnered her more Maple Blues Awards as Songwriter of the Year and Recording of the Year.
Well known in the Canadian blues scene, Angel has performed at major festivals in Canada and Europe (International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Tremblant Blues Festival, Blues sur Seine, Blues Festival of Edmunston, Victoriaville, of Trois-Rivières and Kuujjuaq). She also had the chance to share the stage with many artists including Jarvis Church, Burton Cummings, Shawn Phillips, Thornetta Davis, Larry McCray, Eric Burdon and more.
There is no question that Angel Forrest is one of the most powerful singers on the contemporary blues scene today. The strength of her performances, her distinctive voice and fiery personality has allowed her to conquer the hearts of thousands of fans around the world.
Angel has thrilled crowds at Blue Frog every time she has played here with her power trio featuring herself, Denis Coloumbe and Ricky Paquette. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch one of Canada’s greatest treasures.
Kal David and Lauri Bono are Blues legends, and just to emphasize that point, Kal and Lauri were inducted into both the National Blues Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame on May 1st of this year.
Join them on September 14th, 15th and 16th at one of their favourite venues, Blue Frog Studios, to celebrate this momentous occasion!!! What a well-deserved tribute to these two great artists.
Kal from his early start in Chicago as” Kal David and the Exceptions” with Peter Cetera, then “Illinois Speedpress” with Paul Cotton, forming “Fabulous Rhinestones” with bassist Harvey Brooks, moving on as lead guitarist and vocalist with “John Mayall and the Blues Breakers” and “Etta James”, proved to everyone what an exceptional performer he is. Whether it was laying down tracks or opening for, BB King , being on stage with John Lennon, jamming with the Allman Brothers , Kal was recognized as a legend in his field.
Then there is Lauri Bono. What an amazing talent! As Bruce Maier of Damn Good Tunes so eloquently stated “She is one of the most dynamic and amazing female vocalists I’ve heard in decades!...Lauri sings in a way that she can sound like soft velvet or turn on the gravel and guts - raising the old goose bumps on your arm…” Lauri had a stint with Bette Midler as a Harlette. Then along with Kal, sang background vocals for several years with “Etta James” and “Johnny Rivers”. She has done background vocals with a host of greats and as a lead singer she is unparalleled.
Kal and Lauri have had a very busy year touring around the world and in fact just returned a short while ago from Germany where they recorded their newest album. At the time of this release it is not known if the new album will be fully mastered and printed by the time of the Blue Frog concerts, but it is, Kal and Lauri’s wish to also make these concerts their cd release party along with celebrating their induction into the Blues Halls of Fame.
Kal and Lauri only make their sojourn to Vancouver once a year so don’t miss out on this special occasion.