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White Rock Blues Society
The White Rock Blues Society
Weekly Bluesletter
#340 September 6 2018
In this issue
Links For Blues Fans
CanAfrica Blues Tour Coming November 2018  Details To Follow
A Tribute: Benson, Breezin & The B3 Organ - September 21  Blue Frog Studios
Washington Blues Society International Blues Challenge - Snohomish
TERRY ROBB WITH THE BLUE HEARTS - September 15  Blue Frog Studios
Links For Blues Fans

“The Blues Foundation plays an absolutely essential role in ensuring the present and future of the blues as well as celebrating this great American music tradition. With the Blues Music Awards and The Blues Hall of Fame, the Foundation honors the finest blues artists and recordings of the past and present. With the International Blues Challenge, Generation Blues Scholarships and the Foundation’s support of blues education, The Blues Foundation nurtures the great blues artists of the future.”
Bruce Iglauer, Founder and President, Alligator Records
Here is a link to a podcast that focuses on the blues produced by the Blues Foundation.

CanAfrica Blues Tour Coming November 2018  Details To Follow

Doc MacLean & Albert Frost
A Tribute: Benson, Breezin & The B3 Organ - September 21  Blue Frog Studios

Washington Blues Society International Blues Challenge - Snohomish
It was a great day of music on Sunday August 19th in Snohomish Washington as the Washington Blues Society hosted it's North Westcoast International Blues Challenge finals that included two of BC 's top blues bands.
According to organizers the judges had quite a challenge determining the winners. The talent on the stage was amazing and very entertaining. Hats of to Tony Frederickson, the society president and his team for putting on such a wonderful afternoon of blues entertainment.
Tony, at the right in the black shirt
Arsen Shomakhov

Harpdog Brown

TERRY ROBB WITH THE BLUE HEARTS - September 15  Blue Frog Studios



“One of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Exquisite musicality…unquestionably, Robb ranks right up there with the heavy hitters, a player of dazzling skill and technique.” – Living Blues Magazine

Praised by Rolling Stone, Down Beat, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Blues Blast, Blues Matters, Guitar World, Blues Revue, Oprah's O Magazine and countless more esteemed journals, Terry Robb is among the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from music critics, peers and fans. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta, ragtime, country, swing and jazz, Robb is a dynamic live performer. “Finger gawkers flood to his shows,” said Frank Matheis of Living Blues Magazine. “It’s the rare guitarist who can whip off a killer 12-bar blues solo, then turn around fingerpick Travis-style with speed and subtlety,” said Ian Zack of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

With more than 15 releases under his name, Robb’s blues chart-topping discography features collaborations with steel-string guitar icon John Fahey, Eddy Clearwater, Maria Muldaur, Ike Willis, and Curtis Salgado. His latest release Cool On The Bloom garnered a nomination as 2017 Best Acoustic Album byBlues Blast Music Awards. Robb has toured nationally with Buddy Guy and Steve Miller, shared the stage with B.B. King, Albert Lee, Joe Cocker, Bo Diddley, David Crosby, George Thorogood, Leo Kottke, Johnny Winter and numerous more all-stars, and appeared as a guest of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” the NBA Trail Blazers and the Oregon Symphony. An acclaimed record producer and session guitarist, his work is featured in Hollywood films, documentaries and biographies, such as “The Horse Whisperer,” “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” and Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist. He produced Alice Stuart’s album Can’t Find No Heaven, nominated for Grammy and Blues Music Awards. A member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, Robb was honored the eponymous “Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award after winning the prize for 19 consecutive years, and in 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award

Terry Robb live at the Waterfront Blues Festival: 
Terry Robb live at The Corkscrew:
Terry Robb website:


Mark "Westcoast" Comerford: Guitar & Percussion, Vocals, and Big Hank Lionhart: Lead Vocals.  Mark and Hank are both members of RCA recording artists, Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band who have performed for the past few Christmas Seasons at Blue Frog with their “Tribute to the Blues songs of Christmas” Show. Both have been playing and recording the Blues for over 40 years with each other and in other Blues bands. They have open shows for Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker and more recently for Burton Cummings. In 2016, they represented British Columbia in the Solo/Duo category at the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. where they made it to the semi finals. This was followed by the release of their debut album Pumpin' Out The Blues and performances across BC and Alberta, such as the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Island Folk Festival, and 39 Days of July.  

​Blue Hearts video from Int'l Blues Challenge in Memphis:
"Hey Boss Mama" from debut CD Pumpin Out The Blues
Blue Hearts website:
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