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White Rock Blues Society
The White Rock Blues Society
Weekly Bluesletter
#299 September 13 2017
In this issue
Blue Frog Studios have some great blues artists coming to town in the months ahead.
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
Club 240
Blue Frog Studios have some great blues artists coming to town in the months ahead.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out their website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
 
 
Rob Warwick of ROCKITBOY Entertainment has offered two pairs of tickets to WRBS Bluesletter subscribers to see the Downchild Blues Band.
 

 
The Ticket Winners Are!
  • Jody Gilbert
  • Susan Cook
 
 
Winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the box office on the night of the show.
 
 
Can You Hear the Music
 
 
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
 
Sunday, October 15 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre in Langley
Tickets are $49.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges)
At Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.
 
 
Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents The Legendary Downchild Blues Band Sunday, October 15 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $49.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges), available at Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.
 
Canada’s best known and best loved blues outfit, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band celebrated their 45th Anniversary in style with the release of their Juno Award Blues Album of the Year (2014)Can You Hear The Music”. With such classic hits as “Flip Flop & Fly”, “I Got Everything I Need (Almost)” and “Shotgun Blues”, Downchild has had a major impact here at home and established serious credentials around the world alongside contemporaries, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy. With their signature Jump-blues style and sweet, infectious sound, it’s a sure bet your toes will be tapping and your hips swinging.
 
Downchild’s 17th album, “Can You Hear the Music” starts the way all things Downchild should; with the jump blues sound that makes you want to jump up and dance. And, as band leader Donnie Walsh will tell you himself, that’s the sound Downchild audiences all over the world want to hear. The tracks “Scattered” and "One in a Million", actually came together during the recording sessions.
 
Walsh and his band mates have won countless music industry awards, including a Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album (1991). They also received a Juno Award nomination for Blues Album of The Year (2005) for their album “Come On In”. Yet, for all the hits and awards, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi hit film The Blues Brothers. In fact, Dan Aykroyd says, “There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren't for Downchild.
 
 
 
 
Always inspiring, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band is a Canadian institution and revered by blues fans around the world, with the icing being that they are sounding and performing better than ever!
 
 
For more on THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND visit: www.downchild.com; www.linusentertainment.com.
 
 
Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Sunday, October 15 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are available for $49.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca. Doors 6:00PM. Show 7:00PM.


 
Listing info:
 
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
Sunday, October 15 in the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre
20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
Tickets are $49.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges)
At Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.
Doors 6:00PM. Show 7:00PM.
 
For more information or interview requests contact:
 
Rob Warwick
Rock.It Boy Entertainment
Ph.: 604-720-2256
rob@rockitboy.com
www.rockitboy.com
 
 
Club 240
 
 
 
Club 240 is located at the Crescent Beach Legion 2643 128th Street, South Surrey  Phone (604) 535-1043

All tickets are $20 and are available at the Legion box office daily from 3pm-9pm, online at www.brownpapertickets.ca or at the door.

Doors open for all shows at 7pm Showtime 8pm

For for information on this or any future shows, please go to our website at https://www.club240.ca/
 
 
 
White Rock Blues Society  •  15798 38A Ave  •  South Surrey  •  BC  •  V3S 0K9

http://whiterockblues.com

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